CALTHA leptosepala

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CALTHA leptosepala

Mountain or Elkslip Marsh Marigold
Select Item No. CG043

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 100 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Western North America
Special Features: White blooms with a slight bluish cast, flower above clumps of round leaves.
Historical: Used historically for wart removal.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white, often outside bluish
Natural Flowering Period: March - April
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: round
Growth Habit: clumping / compact
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: boggy
Location:
Usage: water or marshplant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.79365 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1260
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: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 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: 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)
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