CHELONE lyonii 'Pink Temptation'

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® CHELONE lyonii  'Pink Temptation' Seeds (Image Rights)

CHELONE lyonii 'Pink Temptation'

Turtlehead, Shellflower
Select Item No. CG372

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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: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: South East USA
Special Features: Lower-growing Jelitto seed strain with tightly clustered pink blossoms. Develops even without pruning, to compact upright plants. Lovely for the woodland's edge.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2006.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: brilliant pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: outstanding lustrous dark green, tapered leaves
Growth Habit: groundcover / clumping / compact
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.76923 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1300
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 Time Hint: Varying temperatures beneficial, day 24°C, night 15°C.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once 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: 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)
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