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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Setaria sphacelata is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
GOLDEN-YELLOW spikelets, summer-winter
(sow in autumn)
|Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
|Setaria sphacelata seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Setaria sphacelata:
|African Bristle Grass, African bristle grass, Bristle Grass, Golden Timothy, South African Pigeon Grass,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|19||: Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other|
|37||: South African Native and Introduced Plants|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|44||: Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties|
|145||: Grasses Seed List|
|Mainly low growing herbage with blade like leaves, for all Gramineae see list 713|
|162||: Cushion Or Hummock Plant Seed List (Small and Larger)|
|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.|
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.
Setaria sphacelata seeds will usually germinate in 10-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.