Luzula purpureosplendens

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Luzula purpureosplendens Seub.

Juncaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade - Exposure: shade   8

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Juncanae
Ordo:
Juncales

Luzula purpureosplendens is a grass.

Naming

Luzula purpureosplendens was described by Moritz August Seubert. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Luzula purpureosplendens is a species in the genus Luzula which contains approximately 171 to 175 species and belongs to the family of the Juncaceae (Rush Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 30 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Luzula purpureosplendens is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with ciliate margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Luzula purpureosplendens produces panicles of purple six-stellate flowers from March to June.

The grasses produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Luzula purpureosplendens is native to the Azores.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a half-shady to shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • flower beds (rich soil)
  • woods (soil usually rich in organic material)

Uses

Suited as groundcover.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing in spring or in autumn or by division in spring or in early summer.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große 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.

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