ECHIUM russicum

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ECHIUM russicum

Russian Bugloss
(rubrum)(PONTECHIUM maculatum)
Select Item No. EO017

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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Europa and Western Asia
Special Features: Dark red flowering panicles like thick pipe cleaners. Consider this underused perennial for the border.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: dark red
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: linear to lanceolate-shaped
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.5873 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
630
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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: 4 - 8 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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