SYMPHYANDRA pendula

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SYMPHYANDRA pendula

Bellflower
Select Item No. SA698

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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: Campanulaceae
Origin: Caucasus
Special Features: Branching stems carrying panicles of hanging bell-shaped blossoms. A beautiful, rarely offered species which is easy-to-grow from seed.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: creamy white
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: toothed, oval to heart-shaped, hairy
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.1087 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
9200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 10 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 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
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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