ECHINACEA tennesseensis 'Rocky Top Hybr.'

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ECHINACEA tennesseensis 'Rocky Top Hybr.'

Globe Thistle
Select Item No. EG008

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Southeastern USA
Special Features: Upward curving, deep pink blossoms all face the same direction. Long blooming and very adaptable to soil and climate conditions.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 2003.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: silvery-green
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.11523 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
243
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 to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: There has been no research, but 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. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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