Silky spike melic (Melica ciliata)

M. ciliata is a deciduous, perennial grass forming a spreading clump of stiff, narrow green or blue-green leaves. In late spring it produces upright or arching stems with flower spikes up to 15 cm long made up of small, pale cream flowers with silky hairs. 


Winterhardy short-lived perennial
Height 20/60 cm
Width 25-30 cm
Spacing 30 cm/10-12 pc/m2 
Flowering time V-VII
Site sunny, dry poor well drained soil 
Use groups in 3-10 /groups in 10-24. 
Propagation seeds (self seeds), dividing
Cutting back spring
Availability 2021  
Out of stock