GERANIUM pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

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GERANIUM pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

Pyrenees Cranesbill, Hedgerow Cranesbill
Select Item No. GA219

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Origin: France and Spain to the Caucasus
Special Features: Charming, low-growing spreader with dark violet blooms and reddish stems. A good self-sower.
Historical: Named after grower and gardener, Bill Wallis, of Huntingdonshire, England, an excellent plantsman of the old school.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: dark violet
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: lobed leaves more rounded than most GERANIUM species
Growth Habit: groundcover / low-growing / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.81818 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
550
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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: 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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