LEWISIA Longipetala-Hybr. Little-Series 'Little Plum'

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LEWISIA Longipetala-Hybr. Little-Series 'Little Plum'

Lewisia
Select Item No. LG135

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1000 Seeds

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Portulacaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Special Features: Magnificent, large, purple-pink blossoms with just a hint of orange upon opening. Heavy flower production on compact, upright stems. Long flowering season, reblooms in September. Excellent for container production. Shows durability to cold, wet winters, easy in the garden. In warmer conditions a northern exposure with a cool root run is preferred.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2000. Little Plum' was found in Scotland as a chance seedling, probably from a cross with L. longipetala and L. cotyledon.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: intense rose-purple
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: leathery, lanceolate
Growth Habit: rosettes / dense
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: avoid lime / 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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