DIANTHUS barbatus 'Oeschberg'

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DIANTHUS barbatus 'Oeschberg'

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Select Item No. DA144

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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: Pyrenees, Central and Southern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, China: grasslands, waste areas from the lowlands to the mountains.
Special Features: Dianthus barbatus 'Oeschberg' is an excellent plant for cutting, original seed.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: purple-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: narrow, strap-shaped, green,
Growth Habit: erect / clumping / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.83333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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):
early spring - late summer
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: High (200-250 ppm)
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