Arctophila fulva (Trin.) Rupr. ex Andersson
Arctophila fulva is a grass.
Arctophila fulva was already described and the name validly published by Carl Bernhard von Trinius. It was Nils Johan Andersson, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1852.
The comparatively short-lived grasses have a erect habit and reach heights of 15 to 80 centimetres. The main growing season is in spring and summer.
Arctophila fulva is deciduous. The moss-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The foliage is porous.
Flowers and Fruits
Arctophila fulva produces brown flowers.
The grasses carry brown caryopses.
The plants produce rhizomes which give rise to vegetative spread.
Arctophila fulva is native to Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Sibiria and eastern Canada.
The grasses prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be comparatively rich with a pH between 4 and 8. The plants need a soil depth of at least 30 centimetres for good growth. They need a frost-free period of at least 17 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: drought
- medium: anaerobic soil
The recommended planting distance is 45 to 90 centimetres.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing. The seeds require vernalization.
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.