MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina'

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MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina'

Zebra Mallow
Select Item No. MG041

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 200 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Europe, North Africa and Asia
Special Features: White cup-shaped flowers with interior violet striping.
Historical: Mortification Root: a poultice made from the roots of the species area alleged to reduce inflammation.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white with violet
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: round to heart-shaped
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
300
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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):
Anytime
Sowing Time Hint: Germination occurs in 1-2 weeks.
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 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: 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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