PRIMULA Elatior-Hybr. 'Jessica'

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PRIMULA Elatior-Hybr. 'Jessica'

Red leaved Primrose, Oxlip
(polyantha)
Select Item No. PA692

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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: Primulaceae
Origin: Cultivated Origin
Special Features: Copper red foliage and beautiful flower colors. Unusual foliage, variable. Early spring flowering.
Historical: The Latin primus means first, indicating this important genus as being one of the first to flower in spring.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: yellow, apricot, pink, red, and white
Natural Flowering Period: April - May
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: copper red, wrinkled, oval-shaped
Growth Habit: rosettes-forming
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.66667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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