ALCEA Ficifolia-Hybr. 'Las Vegas'

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ALCEA Ficifolia-Hybr. 'Las Vegas'

Fig-leaf Hollyhock
Select Item No. AG285

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 100 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Cultivar
Special Features: Splendid mixture with brilliant colors, single flowers, saucer-shaped parchment-like blossoms, sturdy and perennial, first year flowering with early sowings. A bit shorter than most fig leaf hollyhock strains and the decorative lobed leaves climb all the way up the sturdy stems.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2012.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: mixture of chestnut brown to red, pink shades to white, and yellow to copper
Natural Flowering Period: May - October
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: remarkable fig-leaved
Growth Habit: upright, erect / sturdy
Height with Flowers: 160 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
200
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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 Time Hint: Varying temperatures beneficial, day 24°C, night 15°C.
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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: 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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