HELENIUM hoopesii

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HELENIUM hoopesii

Orange Sneezewed, Owl's Claws
(HYMENOXYS)
Select Item No. HT032

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



Plant Description

Article Type: (JET® rubbed seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: USA (Western states)
Special Features: A colorful, large flowering species for meadow plantings. Attracts butterflies, plants are poisonous to sheep.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: grey-green, broad poisonous, lanceolate
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.66667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 6 - 8 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):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 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: 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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