DODECATHEON tetrandrum 'Rotlicht'

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® DODECATHEON tetrandrum  'Rotlicht' Seeds

DODECATHEON tetrandrum 'Rotlicht'

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Select Item No. DG426

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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: Primulaceae
Origin: Western North America
Special Features: Bright red flowers shaped like badminton shuttlecocks. Outstanding in the shade garden.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1990.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: bright red
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: smooth, oblong
Growth Habit: rosettes-forming
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: avoid lime / moist / average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.42017 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2380
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 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 Time Hint: Varying temperatures beneficial, day 24°C, night 15°C.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 12 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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