Arctagrostis latifolia (R.Br.) Griseb.
Arctagrostis latifolia is a grass.
Arctagrostis latifolia was already described and the name validly published by Robert Brown. It was August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1852.
The grasses reach heights of 15 to 120 centimetres and are comparatively slow-growing and long-lived. They have a erect habit and have an upright habit and spread slowly. The main growing season is in spring and summer.
Arctagrostis latifolia is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The foliage is dense in summer and porous in winter.
Flowers and Fruits
Arctagrostis latifolia produces panicles of yellow flowers from May to June.
The grasses produce only few brown caryopses in summer.
The plants form fibrous roots.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on wet soil. They prefer soil with a pH between 4,9 and 6,8 and need a soil depth of at least 61 centimetres for good growth. They need a frost-free period of at least 13 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: soil salinity
- low: drought, calcareous soil
- high: anaerobic soil
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.