ERIOGONUM allenii 'Little Rascal'

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ERIOGONUM allenii 'Little Rascal'

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Select Item No. EA113
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Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Polygonaceae
Origin: Virginia and West Virginia (USA)
Special Features: Astoundingly beautiful, rare, long flowering, drought-tolerant, durable species. Golden parasols. Great plant for bees and cut flowers. Plant in the rock garden, dry areas or mixed containers.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2009. The name Eriogonum originated from the Greek erion, wool, and, gony, knee on account of the hairy stems of many of the species.
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: bright golden
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z10
Foliage: grey-green, paddle-shaped
Growth Habit: erect / rosettes-forming
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.85714 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 8 - 12 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
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: There has been no research, but 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. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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