ASCLEPIAS incarnata 'Iceballet'

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ASCLEPIAS incarnata 'Iceballet'

Swamp Milkweed
[Milkmaid, Ice Follies]
Select Item No. AG977

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 100 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: Asclepiadaceae
Origin: North America; Quebec to Manitoba, south to Georgia, Louisana, Texas and New Mexico
Special Features: Beautiful white flowering selection from seed. Broad colorful inflorescences of pure white, a durable border perennial, excellent cutflower.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 1992.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: often solitary stems branched above with narrow, linear-elliptic leaves
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
200
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 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):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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