HELIOPSIS helianthoides var. scabra 'Summer Nights'

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HELIOPSIS helianthoides var. scabra 'Summer Nights'

Ox-Eye, False Sunflower
Select Item No. HA093

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America: Southern Canada south to Georgia and westward to Colorado
Distinction: International Hardy Plant Union (ISU) Award winner.
Special Features: Sturdy, mostly red stems, reddish leaves, and showy golden yellow flowers with a deep orange-red central disk. Dramatic cut flowers. An outstanding novelty from North Creek Nurseries.
Historical: A selection made by Dale Hendricks of North Creek Nurseries, USA. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2004.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: golden with orange-red center
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: tinged with burgundy red
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping / tall
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4.54545 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
220
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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 to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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