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Melica persica (Turkish melic )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Melica persica

Other names

Turkish melic

Genus

Melica Melica

Species

M. persica - M. persica is a rhizomatous, deciduous, perennial grass forming a dense clump of erect, wiry stems bearing flat or rolled, linear, finely hairy, mid-green leaves and panicles of pale brown spikelets from late spring to late summer.


Melica persica is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading

Flower

Yellow-brown in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Melica persica (Turkish melic ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Best planted in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, sandy loam in full sun or partial shade. Avoid full sun in areas with hot summers. Tolerates full shade and drier conditions. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Melica persica

Other names

Turkish melic

Genus

Melica Melica

Species

M. persica - M. persica is a rhizomatous, deciduous, perennial grass forming a dense clump of erect, wiry stems bearing flat or rolled, linear, finely hairy, mid-green leaves and panicles of pale brown spikelets from late spring to late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Yellow-brown in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Melica persica (Turkish melic ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Best planted in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, sandy loam in full sun or partial shade. Avoid full sun in areas with hot summers. Tolerates full shade and drier conditions. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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