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|Article Type:||(GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)|
|Special Features:||Greenish yellow flower spadix and sword-like leaves. Plant in the wet areas of the garden. Plant parts can be poisonous.|
|Historical:||Scented leaves have been used for perfume and basketmaking. Other parts have alleged hallucinogenic and aphrodisiac properties but can be toxic.|
|Natural Flowering Period:||May - June|
|Winter Hardiness Zones:||Z3 - Z10|
|Growth Habit:||stoloniferous / erect / rhizomatous|
|Height with Flowers:||100 cm|
|Spacing between Plants:||60 cm|
|Soil Requirements:||boggy / humus rich, fertile|
|Characteristics:||toxic plant / medicinal plant / beneficial plant / groundcover|
|Usage:||water or marshplant|
|Grams per 1000 seeds:||3.7037 Gram|
|Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
|Plug tray recommended size(s):||deep open flats|
(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.
|Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
|Sowing Time Hint:||Requires 4-6 weeks for germination.|
|Sowing to Germination:||4 - 6 weeks|
|Germination to Transplant:||4 - 6 weeks|
|Transplanting to Potting:||6 - 8 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:||There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 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)|