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PENSTEMON digitalis 'Husker Red Strain'

Beard Tongue, Firecracker
[Mystica]
Select Item No. PG209

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 300 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Hybrid Origin
Distinction: Selected as Perennial Plant of the year from the PPA (Perennial Plant Association).
Special Features: White trumpet-shaped blooms surround the sturdy stems. 98% of the plants have attractive bronze-purple leaves. Easy to establish.
Historical: Selected in the Cornhusker state of Nebraska (USA) by Dale Lindgren from the University of Nebraska.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: lanceolate, bronze-purple
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.24969 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4005
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 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: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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")
Vernalization: A 15-16 week cold period at 35-45°F (2-7°C) will allow the plant to flower without extra lighting. If the cold period is shortened a longer period to bloom will be required.
Forcing: With sufficient cooling, blooms can be expected in 6-8 weeks at normal greenhouse temperatures.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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