ECHINACEA pallida

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ECHINACEA pallida

Pale Coneflower
Select Item No. EO004

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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Midwestern United States
Special Features: Unusual narrow drooping pale-pink petals. With whitish pollen. Cutflowers keep well.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pale rose
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: dark green, roughly hairy, lanceolate
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 80 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.7619 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
210
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
15 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: There has been no research, but an obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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