CALYPTRIDIUM umbellatum

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CALYPTRIDIUM umbellatum

Pussy Paws
(SPARGUEA, CISTANTHE)
Select Item No. CA048

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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: Portulacaceae
Origin: Western North America
Special Features: Pink spherical umbels and flat rosettes.
Historical: Related to Lewisia.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white to pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z10
Foliage: succulent
Growth Habit: rosettes / low-growing / flat
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / gritty / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.28571 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
3500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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