Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 38 plants
Common Name: Ornamental napier grass
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Mature Height: 72 inches
Seedhead Color: Red
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Patent/Royalty: ('Tift 40') PP25518 .22 per plant included in tray price
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 70-80 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1-1.5
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Apply fungicide drench at transplant.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, root and crown rot
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: 12+ hours photoperiod
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Follow monthly broad spectrum fungicide control program.