LYCHNIS chalcedonica 'Carnea'

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LYCHNIS chalcedonica 'Carnea'

Pink Maltese Cross
[Morgenrot, Dusky Salmon, Dusky Pink, Pinkie]
(SILENE)
Select Item No. LA467

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Selection. Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia to South Russia: open woodland, roadsides.
Special Features: Delightful pink blossoms with notched petals. Very easy-to-grow from seed.
Historical: The species has been in cultivation since its introduction during the Crusades.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: ovate to lanceolate, opposite, sessile, hispid, light green
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.32258 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
3100
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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 - 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") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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