DIANTHUS amurensis

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DIANTHUS amurensis

Amur River Pink
[Siberian Blues]
Select Item No. DA132

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Amur River, Siberia
Special Features: A very hardy species notable for flowering later than other species. Easily grown from seed. Well-suited for poor, but well-drained soils.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red-violet
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: narrow, linear, green
Growth Habit: groundcover / mat-forming
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.57143 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1750
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 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: 1 - 2 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")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: 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. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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