ARUNCUS aethusifolius

Product 28 From 320
Zoom
GOLD NUGGET SEED ® ARUNCUS aethusifolius   Seeds (Image Rights)

ARUNCUS aethusifolius

Dwarf Goat's Beard
[Noble Spirit]
Select Item No. AG944

Also available as:

1000 Seeds

Available

The minimum order quantity for this article are 500 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: Rosaceae
Origin: South Korea
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Lovely feathery foliage. Flowers with partially red stems. Perennial Plant of the Year 2010 in Sweden. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
Historical: After a brief appearance in 1936 in Scotland (as Astilbe) this aruncus was lost from sight. In the seventies it reappeared, having been reintroduced by some Swedish botanists. Unfortunately they had brought back only male plants. Dick Lighty of the Longwood Botanic Garden, USA, arranged to bring back seeds and shared them with K. Jelitto, which ensured the seed crop in Europe. In 1984 Jelitto were then the first seed company in a position to sell this species of aruncus seeds.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: fern-like, fine feathered
Growth Habit: clumping / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.08 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
12500
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 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: 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: 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)
Jelitto · Seeds of more than 3700 different species and varieties

 

*: excl. TAX, excl. shipping