LEWISIA Cotyledon-Hybr. 'Sunset-Strain'

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LEWISIA Cotyledon-Hybr. 'Sunset-Strain'

Lewisia
Select Item No. LG131

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Portulacaceae
Origin: USA: California and Southwest Oregon
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: A longtime favorite among rock gardening enthusiasts. Often in September reblooming. Outstanding plant for container production, looks good in garden centres. In warmer conditions a northern exposure with a cool root run is preferred.
Historical: The genus is named after Virginian, Meriwether Lewis, leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the first to cross the North American continent in 1804-1806. 'Sunset Strain' was developed by nurseryman, Jack Drake, of Scotland.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: mixture of pure colors from red, pink to orange and yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: succulent, leaves form a starfish-like rosette
Growth Habit: rosettes / flat / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.71429 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1400
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 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 Time Hint: varying temperatures beneficial, day 24°C, night 15°C
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: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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