LYCHNIS chalcedonica

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LYCHNIS chalcedonica

Maltese Cross
[Red Cross]
(SILENE)
Select Item No. LA468

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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: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Selection. Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia to South Russia: open woodland, roadsides.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Fiery red blossoms. Capitate heads 5-10cm across. Very popular and well known garden plant with average wet soil. Easy to grow.
Historical: The species has been in cultivation since 16th century.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: fire-red
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: ovate to lanceolate, opposite, sessile, hispid, light green
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 35 cm
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.47619 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2100
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 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.

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")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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