CATANANCHE caerulea

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CATANANCHE caerulea

Cupid's Dart
[Amor Blue, Blue Cupidone]
Select Item No. CT286

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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: Lilac blue ray flowers. Use in bouquets - good cut flower.
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: (violet)
Flower Colour: lilac-blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: grey-green
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: 3.125 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
320
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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