Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Nassella pulchra (A.S. Hitchc.) Barkworth
||Stipa pulchra A.S. Hitchc.
||Marin County, California
||N. pulchra is found in dry places below 4,000 feet elevation in the coastal ranges and foothills of the Sierras; from Humboldt to San Diego counties, Channel Islands to Lower California.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between and .
Mature inflorescences are brown.
Seed is light gray at maturity.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored in a refrigerator.
||Cold stratify seeds in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.
|Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Sowing Method: Direct Sowing.
4 seeds are per container are planted 2 times the diameter to depth. Media used is a standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Containers are watered in with an automatic mist and irrigation system.
Seeds are sown on July 1st.
% Germination: 20%
||Seeds germinate 30 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 30 days after germination to individual containers 1.5"x 8" tubes (Leach tubes) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 75%.
|Length of Establishment Phase:
|Active Growth Phase:
||After establishment, seedlings are moved to the shadehouse.
Fertilize with Nutricote NPK (13-13-13) in September.
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of Nassella pulchra (A.S. Hitchc.) Barkworth plants (Leach Tube); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 8 March 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|