AGASTACHE Aurantiaca-Hybr. 'Tango'

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AGASTACHE Aurantiaca-Hybr. 'Tango'

Hummingbird Mint
Select Item No. AA138

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Hybrid origin
Special Features: Brilliant, fiery orange flower spikes, abundant flowering, attractive, pleasantly aromatic. Reliable first year flowering from seed, a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees.
Historical: The name AGASTACHE is derived from Greek and refers to the many flowering spikes. Agan means: much and stachys means ear of grain or spike. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2011.
 
Basic Colour: (orange)
Flower Colour: fiery orange
Natural Flowering Period: June - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z10
Foliage: aromatic, grey-green
Growth Habit: compact / richly branched
Height with Flowers: 35 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.60606 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1650
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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