LATHYRUS vernus 'Rainbow'

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LATHYRUS vernus 'Rainbow'

Rainbow Spring Vetch
Select Item No. LA062

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Papilionaceae
Origin: Europe
Special Features: Jelitto's Spring Vetch extends the normal color range to include a rainbow of colors. A neat clumping variety, not sprawling. Prefers cooler summer climates.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2001.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: mixture of red, rose, lilac, light pink, and white
Natural Flowering Period: April - May
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: leafy stems, each clothed with 2 - 3 light green leaflets
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 14.28571 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
70
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
50 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 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.

(10) For these bigger hard-shelled seeds, mechanical damaging of the shell is helpful for quicker swelling. One method is to grind the seed in dry sharp sand. They can also be treated for several hours in a “softener” (Polyethylenglycol 6000), which is used for the production of plastic material.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 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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