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BAPTISIA australis

False Blue Indigo
[Caspian Blue]
Select Item No. BG015

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 50 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Papilionaceae
Origin: Eastern United States
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Selected as Perennial Plant of the year from the PPA (Perennial Plant Association).
Special Features: Hundreds of pea-like blossoms. Very long-lived, low maintenance perennial. Tough, disease and insect free perennial.
Historical: Native American traditional uses include--source of blue dye, eyewash, tea, poultice to relieve tooth pain, children used dried seeds pods as rattles.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lilac-blue
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: blue-green, ovate to oblanceolate
Growth Habit: groundcover / upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 150 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit / solitary plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 11.36364 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
88
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
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 - 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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