Wood melic (Melica uniflora)
Wood melic (Melica uniflora) is a grass plant that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Wood melic (Melica uniflora).
This plant has several common names including: wood melic or wood melick.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: wood melic, wood melick
Scientific name: Melica uniflora
Plant type: Grasses, Perennials
Habit: Mat forming
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full shade, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Wood melic (Melica uniflora), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Wood melic (Melica uniflora) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Melica uniflora likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Wood melic (Melica uniflora) is a plant that should be grown in shade or partial shade positions.