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Miscanthus sinensis Bandwidth. Broad, bright gold bands span rich green blades. Bandwidth forms full, compact stands that reach a height of 2-3 feet. It prefers full sun and is hardy in zones 5-10.
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Production Planting Plant one plant per 1-gallon pot, using a well-draining commercial media. Apply a broad-spectrum fungicide drench at liner planting, and follow a monthly preventive plan. Plants will be ready for spring sale in approximately eight to 10 weeks. Growing on Maintain greenhouse temperatures at 70°-80°F during the day and 55°-65°F at night. Soil pH: 5.8-6.2 Soil EC: 1.8 to 2.2 mS/cm using the 2:1 extraction method Fertilizer: Provide a constant liquid feed at medium levels of 150-200 ppm nitrogen. Let plants dry between watering. Do not overwater. No vernalization required Pinching and plant growth regulators generally aren’t needed for Bandwidth. Pest and disease Scout and monitor vigilantly to prevent disease or insect activity. In particular, watch for aphids, mealybugs, spider mites and Miscanthus blight. A good preventive program will be key, along with maintaining good air circulation and managing humidity levels. Consider following a monthly broad-spectrum fungicide control program. Lighting and daylength Plants will be slow to fill out a pot and break dormancy under cool temperatures and short days.