GEUM coccineum Borisii-Strain

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GEUM coccineum Borisii-Strain

Dwarf Orange Avens
[Tango, Queen of Orange, Cooky]
Select Item No. GO240

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1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Hybrid Origin
Special Features: Compact and free-flowering seed strain with orange-red blooms, reblooms often September-October. Can withstand dry periods in any good garden soil.
Historical: Once, while Wilhelm Schacht was on Musala, in the Rila mountains with King Boris III of Bulgaria, he found a natural G. hybrid, which he then named G. x borisii after his employer. The name x borisii for the cross between G. bulgaricum and Geum reptans, was then mistakenly given to several breeds of G. coccineum. Later, Georg Ahrends also named his new breeds G. x borisii plus cultivar. The true G. x borisii can still be found in the UK but is seldom cultivated.
Basic Colour: (orange)
Flower Colour: orange-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: slightly hairy, with kidney-shaped leaflet at the terminal end
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / clumping / compact
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / cool
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Portion weight: 0.2 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.25 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

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")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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