LYCHNIS viscaria splendens 'Feuer'

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LYCHNIS viscaria splendens 'Feuer'

Sticky Catchfly
[Firebird, Rosett, Visca Fire]
Select Item No. LA496

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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: Europe
Special Features: Short, sturdy stems with bright fiery red blooms. Suitable cut flower, attracts bees. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
Historical: The flowering stems have a sticky substance, hence the common name, Catchfly.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: bright fire red
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: narrow, grass-like
Growth Habit: dwarf / tufts
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 50 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.07692 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
13000
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 / 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 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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: 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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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