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Eriophorum (Cotton Grass)

Cotton Grass is a small genus of some 25 herbaceous species in the Sedge family (Cyperaceae) from the Northern hemisphere. They are ocurring in humus rich, always slightly wet soils in marshes and alongside bogs. Several species have become quite rare for the ongoing destruction of their habitats. These are beautiful, non-invasive grasses with elegant stems topped by ornamental seed heads with fine silky white hairs similar to a fluffy cotton pad. Easily grown in any humus rich, slightly acid and always wet soil in a sunny spot. Ideal for the border of a pond.
Sow seeds flat in any humus rich, always slightly wet soil in pots outside in a protected spot. Seeds require a prolonged cooling period prior to germination in late spring. Carefully transplant young plants from late summer to autumn to their final spot.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.
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Eriophorum angustifolium (Common Cottongrass)

Eriophorum angustifolium (Common Cottongrass)

20 (80)cm, Common Cottongras makes very narrow leaves and dstems with white cotton pad like seed heads in early summer. This evergreen perennial is native of moist meadows and in fens from Central Europe to northern Asian and North America. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, preferably acid, moist soil in a sunny spot. Ideal for the border of a pond. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0327 € 2,99
Eriophorum chamissonis (Red Cotton Grass)

Eriophorum chamissonis (Red Cotton Grass)

20 (50)cm, Red Cotton Grass (syn. Eriophorum russeolum) makes narrow leaves and stems with pale foxbrown cotton pad like seed heads in early summer. This herbaceous perennial is native of moist meadows and in fens in Siberia and North America. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, preferably acid, moist soil in a sunny spot. Ideal for the border of a pond. IV-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0328 € 2,99
Eriophorum latifolium (Broad-leaf Cotton Grass)

Eriophorum latifolium (Broad-leaf Cotton Grass)

50 (100)cm, Broad-leaf Cotton Grass makes elegant stems with several cotton pad like seed heads in early summer. This herbaceous perennial is native of moist meadows and in fens from Central Europe to Siberia and is increasingly becoming rare. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, preferably acid, moist soil in a sunny spot. Ideal for the border of a pond. III-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4298 € 2,99
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