DODECATHEON meadia 'Goliath'

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DODECATHEON meadia 'Goliath'

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Select Item No. DA423

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

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Primulaceae
Origin: Eastern USA
Special Features: Elegant, larger flowers and strong sturdy stems. Excellent cut flower.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1995.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: lilac-rose
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: smooth, oblong
Growth Habit: rosettes-forming
Height with Flowers: 70 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: avoid lime / moist / average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.38462 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 8 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 12 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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