ALCEA Ficifolia-Hybr. 'Las Vegas'

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ALCEA Ficifolia-Hybr. 'Las Vegas'

Fig-leaf Hollyhock
Select Item No. AT285

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One Portion is usually sufficient for 50-100 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (JET® pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Cultivar
Special Features: Splendid mixture with brilliant colors, single flowers, saucer-shaped parchment-like blossoms, sturdy and perennial, first year flowering with early sowings. A bit shorter than most fig leaf hollyhock strains and the decorative lobed leaves climb all the way up the sturdy stems.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2012.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: mixture of chestnut brown to red, pink shades to white, and yellow to copper
Natural Flowering Period: May - October
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: remarkable fig-leaved
Growth Habit: upright, erect / sturdy
Height with Flowers: 160 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
12 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
November - March
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once 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: 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: 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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