CENTAURIUM erythraea

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CENTAURIUM erythraea

Centaury, Feverworth

Select Item No. CA340

Quantitative Restriction

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

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Gentianaceae
Origin: Western and Central Europe to Western Asia: meadows, bushy slopes, open woodlands.
Special Features: Bright pink flowers with 5 petals, dense umbels. Delicate yellow stamens. Annual crop possible with early sowing. For native plant gardens.
Historical: Herb of the Year 2004 in Germany.
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: lower leaves in rosette, upper leaves oppositely lanceolate, green
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.01143 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):
1 Gram
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.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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