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Assessing Plant Quality

The growth of  bare root beach grassplants is not dependent on the presence of roots, but rather the little “node” or growing point located at the bottom of the plant. When you squeeze the bottom end of the culm, it should be hard, not soft. A hard stem indicates sufficient energy stored to facilitate the growth of the plant. Spindly and soft stems should either be discarded or combined with a good stem in a common planting hole.


Content of these pages was contributed by Chris Miller, Jon Miller, Michael Peek, Ray Bukowski, and Louise Wootton.  Edited by Louise Wootton.