AQUILEGIA buergeriana 'Calimero'

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® AQUILEGIA buergeriana  'Calimero' Seeds (Image Rights)

AQUILEGIA buergeriana 'Calimero'

Columbine
[Blackcurrant Ice]
Select Item No. AG601

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 150 seeds.

There are no units prepacked, any seed amount ( > minimum quantity) is weighed individually.



Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Japan
Special Features: Dwarf flowering seed strain with compact habit, and flowers with purple wine-red petals and soft-yellow tubed-shaped corolla. Even spurs. The dwarf, compact habit makes it well-suited for container production.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2000. Named after an Italian cartoon character named Calimero, a baby chicken, who roamed the world with half an egg on its head.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: bi-colored blossoms which are purple wine-red and soft-yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: three-lobed leaves
Growth Habit: compact / dwarf
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.83333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1200
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(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):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 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: 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.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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