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Tioga Deer Tongue Grass (Panicum clandestinum) 8015

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This perennial cool season grass is a good food source for turkey, songbirds and deer. Tioga Deer Tongue is a very adaptable sod forming grass that is tolerant of poor, acidic and/or infertile soils. Prefers full sun but will still grow well in partially shaded situations. Its main use is for re-vegetating sites where harsh soil conditions eliminate the use of other species. For example, it can grow on acidic sites with a soil pH as low 3.8 (pH 7.0 is neutral) as well as wet or dry low fertility and waste sites. Native to the eastern half of Canada, Tioga Deer Tongue grows between 30-90 cm (1-3') in height. 600 seed/gram

  • 125g  $22.60

 

 

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Many native grasses do best when planted in the fall, between Oct. 15th and Nov. 15th. Late fall sowings additionally stratify any seed that may be dormant. Deer Tongue can also be sown very early in the spring. Keep in mind that should ideal growing conditions are unavailable, the seed may go dormant and not germinate until the spring the following year.

Managing Native Grasses and Wildflowers

Many native plants will not bloom until the second year of growth when grown from seed. Avoid the use of supplemental fertilizer as this encourages weeds at the expense of the native plants. During the establishment year, native species plantings should be watered when dictated by the weather. The following year’s growth adapts easily to local climate and soil conditions needing only what nature provides. Mow to 20 cm (8") height at least once through the first year of growth should aggressive weeds threaten to take over the planting and again after the fall frosts have reduced annual foliage.
High Summer
Perennial
Direct Sow in Spring However Direct Sow in Fall is Preferred
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Grass or Grass-like
Low to Medium (30 to 90 cm)(12" to 36")
Winter Hardy
Easy
Native of Canada
Poaceae
Panicum clandestinum
Excellent wildlife food and cover plant.
Pioneer specie and very valuable for land reclamation and re-vegetation projects on less than ideal soil.
Many native plants produce seed that is viable but dormant. This means that while the seed has all the internal structures and nutrients required to germinate, the seed coat is so hard, water cannot pass through it and initiate germination. When seed is in this state, it is known as being dormant. Seed dormancy is a naturally selected for trait that protects the seed of many plants allowing them to safely overwinter and then be ready to sprout in more favourable conditions in spring.
The remedy to naturally breaking seed dormancy is typically the passing of time. In particular, seed overwintering outside and experiencing the natural freeze thaw cycles that occur in late fall, winter and early spring. To artificially break seed dormancy, sow the seed in a soil-less mix, water than chill in a refrigerator for a set period of time. This dormancy breaking process is called stratification.
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