GERANIUM pratense 'Dark Reiter'

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GERANIUM pratense 'Dark Reiter'

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Select Item No. GG231

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1000 Seeds

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Origin: Originated from the clonally produced 'Midnight Reiter'
Special Features: Seeds produce foliage - 98% consistency - with handsome dark reddish-plum colored foliage. Beautiful in mixed containers and small enough for the cool rock garden.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2006. 'Midnight Reiter', itself a spin-off of 'Victor Reiter' whose namesake was the legendary California nurseryman.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: blue-lilac
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: finely dissected, dark reddish-plum colored
Growth Habit: compact / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 8.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
120
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 Time Hint: Germination occurs in 1-2 weeks.
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 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") / 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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