LYCHNIS chalcedonica 'Rauhreif'

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LYCHNIS chalcedonica 'Rauhreif'

Maltese Cross
(SILENE)
Select Item No. LA469

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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.
Historical: The species has been in cultivation since its introduction during the Crusades.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: ovate to lanceolate, opposite, sessile, hispid, light green
Growth Habit: erect / richly branched / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / average / undemanding
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.34483 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2900
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 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.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing Time Hint: Mid or late summer is best sowing date for most biennial.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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