Agrostis pallens Trin.
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Agrostis pallens is a grass.
Agrostis pallens was described by Carl Bernhard von Trinius in 1841. The name is considered as validly published.
The comparatively short-lived grasses have a erect habit and reach heights of to 100 centimetres. The main growing season is in spring and summer.
Agrostis pallens is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The foliage is porous.
Flowers and Fruits
Agrostis pallens produces green flowers from April to May.
The grasses produce only few brown caryopses in summer.
The plants produce rhizomes which give rise to vegetative spread.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. They prefer loamy, sandy-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil with a pH between 5,5 and 8. The plants need a soil depth of at least 20 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4) and need a frost-free period of at least 30 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: soil salinity, anaerobic soil, calcareous soil
- low: drought
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.