VERBENA bonariensis

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VERBENA bonariensis

Verbena On A Stick
[Buenos Aires, Purple Top]
Select Item No. VG100

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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: Verbenaceae
Origin: South America
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Architecturally interesting, thin stems with dozens of small violet-purple blossoms. Moderately winter hardy.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: bright violet-blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z10
Foliage: thin, elliptic
Growth Habit: upright, erect / vigorous, strong growing
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 100 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.22727 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4400
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: Varying temperatures, night 18°C, day 26°C, of benefit.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 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 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: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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