CATANANCHE caerulea 'Alba'

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CATANANCHE caerulea 'Alba'

White Cupid's Dart
[Amor White, Stargazer, Bicolor]
Select Item No. CT287

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



Plant Description

Article Type: (JET® rubbed seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Southwestern Europe
Special Features: Good as a cut flower. Still used for bouquets in Greece as a love symbol.
Historical: In folk botany this plant was used by the Greeks as an aphrodisiac. The name derives from the Latin catanance, what is meant by Pliny in the sense of 'magical love herb'.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white with blue center
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: narrow, grey-green, woolly
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.85714 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
350
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
7.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 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 - 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")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: 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. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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