GERANIUM pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

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GERANIUM pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

Pyrenees Cranesbill, Hedgerow Cranesbill
Select Item No. GG219

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 50 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: Geraniaceae
Origin: France and Spain to the Caucasus
Special Features: Charming, low-growing spreader with dark violet blooms and reddish stems. A good self-sower.
Historical: Named after grower and gardener, Bill Wallis, of Huntingdonshire, England, an excellent plantsman of the old school.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: dark violet
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: lobed leaves more rounded than most GERANIUM species
Growth Habit: groundcover / low-growing / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.6129 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
620
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: 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. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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