GEUM chiloense 'Feuerball'

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GEUM chiloense 'Feuerball'

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[Mrs. Bradshaw]
Select Item No. GT244

Quantitative Restriction

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: Rosaceae
Origin: Hybrid origin
Special Features: Semi-double bright red blooms and handsome heart-shaped leaflets. Good cut flower candidate. Can withstand dry periods in any good garden soil.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: semi-double
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z10
Foliage: mostly hairy, heart-shaped
Growth Habit: clumping / compact
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / cool
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
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 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once 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: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 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: 8-10 weeks to flower with no supplemental lighting at 65-70°F.(17-21°C).
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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