ACMELLA oleracea f. purpurea

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ACMELLA oleracea f. purpurea

Purple leaved Paracress, Toothache Plant
[Bull's Eye, Electric Buttons, Peek-A-Boo]
(SPILANTHES)
Select Item No. AO077

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



Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Brazil
Special Features: Charming, round, flowering globes. Exotic looking annual for the front of the border or containers. Easy-to-grow annual, perennial in warmer climates.
Historical: Flowers and leaves contain, Spilanthol, an analgesic used medicinally for numbing toothaches.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: brown-yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z9 - Z11
Foliage: bronze-green, heart-shaped
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb / groundcover
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.22222 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 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: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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