Andropogon goeringii Steud.
Andropogon nardus goeringii (Steud.) Hack.
Cymbopogon angustispica Nakai
Cymbopogon nardus goeringii (Steud.) Rendle
Cymbopogon nervosus B.S.Sun
Cymbopogon tortilis goeringii (Steud.) Hand.-Mazz.
Cymbopogon goeringii is an erect, evergreen, clump-forming, perennial grass with slender culms 50 - 100cm tall[
The plant is used in soil stabilization projects. The essential oil has potential for use in cosmetic products.
E. Asia - eastern and southern China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam
Grassy slopes, roadsides; at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
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Species in this genus generally grow best in a sunny position in a moisture-retentive but well-drained soil. Many of them are found in dry soils in the wild[
The plant is used in soil stabilization projects[
An essential oil is obtained from the leaves. The main compound present is citronellal. It is a potential new ingredient for cosmetic skin-care preparations[
Seed - surface sow or only just cover, sowing the seeds in trays in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots at the 3 - 4 leaf stage and grow on for at least their first winter under glass. Plant out when in active growth in early summer and consider giving some winter protection for the first year or two.
Division of established clumps. This is best done annually or they can become too crowded and suffer. The offshoots of this species often fail to establish[