B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Imperata cylindrica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
silky WHITE panicles, beaut.
(seasonally damp areas)
lvs. broader towards mid-length, REDDISH in winter...sow in spring
|Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
|Imperata cylindrica seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Imperata cylindrica:
Common names for Imperata cylindrica:
|(folk:restorative tonic for tiredness,weakness), Alang-alang Grass, Bai mao gen, Blady Grass, Blutgras, Chigaya, Cogon Grass, Cotton Wool Grass, Fushige Chigaya, Kunai Grass, Woolly Grass,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|6||: Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List|
|34||: Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List|
|Not all Oriental Herbs are Culinary, or even edible. Be sure to correctly identify and prepare all herbs and vegetables before use.|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|50||: Japanese Native and Introduced Plants|
|145||: Grasses Seed List|
|Mainly low growing herbage with blade like leaves, for all Gramineae see list 713|
|161||: Edible Flowers|
|Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.|
|173||: Land Reclamation Plant Shrub and Tree List|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
|952||: Wholesale Selection|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Imperata cylindrica seeds will usually germinate in 10-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
germination is promoted by a pH of less than 5.0