GEUM coccineum Borisii-Strain

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® GEUM coccineum  Borisii-Strain Seeds

GEUM coccineum Borisii-Strain

[Tango, Queen of Orange, Cookie]
Select Item No. GG240

Also available as:

1000 Seeds


The minimum order quantity for this article are 100 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: Rosaceae
Origin: Hybrid Origin
Special Features: Compact and free-flowering seed strain with orange-red blooms, reblooms often September-October. Can withstand dry periods in any good garden soil.
Historical: Once, while Wilhelm Schacht was on Musala, in the Rila mountains with King Boris III of Bulgaria, he found a natural G. hybrid, which he then named G. x borisii after his employer. The name x borisii for the cross between G. bulgaricum and Geum reptans, was then mistakenly given to several breeds of G. coccineum. Later, Georg Ahrends also named his new breeds G. x borisii plus cultivar. The true G. x borisii can still be found in the UK but is seldom cultivated.
Basic Colour: (orange)
Flower Colour: orange-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: slightly hairy, with kidney-shaped leaflet at the terminal end
Growth Habit: clumping / compact
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Portion weight: 0.1587 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.49254 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 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):
Sowing Time Hint: Varying temperatures, night 18°C, day 26°C, of benefit.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
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")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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