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ellafr
Jun 2, 2018 2:25 PM CST
hi, I am hoping to plant some seagrass on my south/west facing terrace in NYC. It gets direct sun from 12pm-6pm and can be windy. Are there any specific types of seagrass that would be best? What size planter would I need?
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Zencat
Jun 2, 2018 3:16 PM CST
Not real sure what you mean by 'sea grass.'
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ellafr
Jun 2, 2018 3:17 PM CST
Ornamental grass like Miscanthus
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Christine
Jun 3, 2018 7:14 AM CST
I have my ribbon grass in a large pot on my patio, it grew huge in one season, she gets 6 hours of direct sun. I dont see why you couldnt plant the miscanthus grass on your terrace. They do need a lot of water and must have drainage holes. I use potting soil and perlite 50/50 mix. Hope that helps Smiling

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 3, 2018 8:00 AM CST
I have 2 types that are shorter and would probably work on your terrace. I would go with a 5 gal planter with drainage holes.

Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Super Stripe')

Eulalia (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light')

There are more out there and others may have better suggestions.

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