CYCLAMEN coum 'Rubrum'

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CYCLAMEN coum 'Rubrum'

Select Item No. CA689

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Primulaceae
Origin: Eastern Europe to the Caucasus Mountains to Israel and Iran
Special Features: Dainty, red winter blossoms and attractive foliage. Unsurpassed for late winter blooms in the rock garden or dry shade.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red
Natural Flowering Period: February - March
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: round to kidney-shaped, with silver marbling
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 5 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / gritty / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats
Sowing Direction:

(7) These seeds must be covered with a layer seed kernel diameter. Keep daytime temperatures at approximately +20°C [68°F], and keep the moisture constant, for Cyclamen, however, +18°C [64°F] is recommended. The seeds must be kept in the light and moderately warm after germination.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
summer - late summer
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 12 - 16 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 16 - 20 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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