DATISCA cannabina

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DATISCA cannabina

False Hemp, Bastard Hemp
Select Item No. DA006

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Datiscaceae
Origin: Mediterranean, North Africa, Western Asia
Special Features: A conversation piece for the back of the border. Interesting accent plant, the bi-pinnatifid leaves resemble Cannabis.
Historical: All plant parts have been used traditionally to produce a yellow dye.
 
Basic Colour: (green)
Flower Colour: greenish-yellow
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: bi-pinnatifid
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 200 cm
Spacing between Plants: 100 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / solitary plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.04348 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
23000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.25 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 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.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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") / 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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