DODECATHEON meadia

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DODECATHEON meadia

Shooting Star, American Cowslip
Select Item No. DA420

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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: Primulaceae
Origin: Eastern USA
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Pink flowers shaped like little shuttlecocks.
Historical: The name Dodecatheon means 'Flower of the Twelve Gods' and was thought to describe the clusters of twelve flowers on more mature plants.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: clusters of ground-hugging oblong leaves
Growth Habit: rosettes / dense
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: avoid lime / average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.44444 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2250
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: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 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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