CYNOGLOSSUM creticum

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CYNOGLOSSUM creticum

Cretan Blue Hound's Tongue

Select Item No. CA714

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: North Africa, Mediterranian region: shrubland, woodland.
Special Features: Finely drawn flowers, dark blue to purple veining on a light pink to white background, changed depending on the flower age. Easy to grow as a over wintering annual crop. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Drought tolerant. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: rose to light purple, veigned
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: Entire, oblong-lanceolate, hirsute, green.
Growth Habit: rosettes-forming
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / average
Location:
Characteristics: culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 33.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
30
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
80 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.

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer. Warm.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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