EPHEDRA distachya ssp. helvetica

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EPHEDRA distachya ssp. helvetica

Swiss Ephedra
Select Item No. EA032

Quantitative Restriction

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

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ephedraceae
Origin: Alps: scree.
Special Features: Unusual and seldom cultivated rarity from the Alps. Prefers very dry, calcareous locations. Showy fruits, bright red berries in autumn. A warm, very dry and competitive free location in the drywall, alpinum or rock garden is preferred.
Historical: Cultivation only permitted as an ornamental plant, other uses require approval.
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold / green)
Flower Colour: greenish yellow
Natural Flowering Period: April - May
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: No foliage.
Growth Habit: erect / clumping / shrubby / richly branched
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / lime-loving, calcareous / well-drained / poor, lean
Characteristics: decorative fruit
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.34783 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):
15 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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