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'Green Drops' (Panicum violaceum) - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow after last frost, 1/8" deep; cover lightly. Transplant - Sow into 72 to 50-cell flats 4-6 weeks before last frost. Transplant out after last frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 48-58".
PLANT SPACING: 3-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
STEM LENGTH: 12-58".
VASE LIFE: 10-14 days.
HARVEST: Fresh or dried: harvest when seed heads are still green or have turned color, but foliage and stems are still green. To dry, stand cut stems in a container as the weight of the seed head will curve the stems gracefully; or hang in a dark, well-ventilated space.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.
USES: Excellent fresh cut or dried flower. Naturalistic gardens and mixed grass plantings.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panicum violaceum