LYCHNIS flos-cuculi

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LYCHNIS flos-cuculi

Ragged Robin, Cuckoo Flower
(SILENE)
Select Item No. LO484

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe, rare in the south, naturalized Quebec to Pennsilvania: meadows, damp and wet grasslands.
Special Features: Very interessting flowers 3-4cm across, rose red to pink, each petal deeply four-lobed. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings. Easy to grow.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: lower leaves petioled, upper sessile, oblanceolate, green
Growth Habit: richly branched / lax / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average / poor, lean / undemanding
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.14706 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
6800
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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.

Sowing to Germination: 1 - 3 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")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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