GENTIANA asclepiadea 'Pink Swallow'

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GENTIANA asclepiadea 'Pink Swallow'

Pink Willow Gentian
Select Item No. GG088

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 300 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Gentianaceae
Origin: Cultivar. Species native Central European Mountains, Siberia to North America, Turkey: wet meadows, bogs, forest margins.
Special Features: Pink tubular-shaped blossoms appear in clusters of twos and threes along the axils of the stems. Exquisite color!
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2000.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: intense pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: lanceolate to narrowly ovate, pointed, 3 strong veins, green
Growth Habit: upright, erect / arching
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 50 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.12987 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
7700
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats
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: Avoid drought in the bud stage and later.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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