LOBELIA cardinalis

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LOBELIA cardinalis

Cardinal Flower
Select Item No. LG370

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 500 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: Campanulaceae
Origin: USA
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Exquisite flower color.
Historical: Native American Indians used medicinally for cramps and typhoid.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: bright red
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: glossy green
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 90 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: suitable for cutting / water or marshplant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.03448 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
29000
Sowing Rates/Trays: 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 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, night 18°C, day 26°C, of benefit.
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: 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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