EUPATORIUM maculatum 'Atropurpureum'

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® EUPATORIUM maculatum  'Atropurpureum' Seeds

EUPATORIUM maculatum 'Atropurpureum'

Queen of the Meadow, Joe Pye Weed
[Glow]
(fistulosum Atropurpureum)(EUTROCHIUM)
Select Item No. EG206

Also available as:

1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 400 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: Asteraceae
Origin: Eastern USA
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Broad corymbs of rose-purple flowers on tall red stems. A plant of great architectural merit.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: wine-red
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: 3 - 6 lanceolate leaves in whorls
Growth Habit: erect / tall
Height with Flowers: 200 cm
Spacing between Plants: 75 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.35461 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2820
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: 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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