CHELONE obliqua

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CHELONE obliqua

Rose Turtle Head
Select Item No. CG374

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 150 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: USA: Tennessee and Maryland south to Florida
Special Features: Plant forms a dense, bushy mass and has very interesting turtle head-shaped lilac-pink blossoms. Plant along stream banks, the edge of woods or in the perennial garden. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere. Perennial Plant of the Year 2004 in Sweden.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: dark pink
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: smooth, lanceolate, toothed leaves with prominent veins
Growth Habit: groundcover / upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: along streamsides
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.88496 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1130
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 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 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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