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Agrostis nebulosa (Cloud grass)

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2 hours care
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Time to maturity
1 year
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Botanical name: Agrostis nebulosa

Other names: Cloud grass, Ornimental cloud grass, Cloud bent grass

Genus: Agrostis

Species: A. nebulosa - A. nebulosa is an upright, delicate annual grass with green leaves and tiny spikelet flowers that give it an airy look.

Agrostis nebulosa is: Deciduous

Flower: Flushed green, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Watch out for

Specific pests: Ants , Birds , Chafer grubs in lawns , Dog urine , Leather jackets (European crane fly) , Moles , Worm casts on lawns

Specific diseases: Algae in grass , Dollar spot , Lichen in grass , Ophiobolus patch , Red thread (Corticium disease) , Snow mould (fusarium patch) , Toadstools and fairy rings

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Agrostis nebulosa (Cloud grass) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1 year.

Suggested uses: City, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Grows in most soils, but prefers non-acidic, fertile soils.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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