ALKANNA orientalis

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ALKANNA orientalis

Alkanet
Select Item No. AA184

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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: Boraginaceae
Origin: Southern Europe, Middle East and Western Asia
Special Features: Scented yellow blooms. Unusual wild species.
Historical: Roots rich in bioflavonoids that may have antiviral qualities.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: soft, lanceolate basal leaves
Growth Habit: clumping / dwarf
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.54545 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
220
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats
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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 8 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 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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