RATIBIDA columnifera f. pulcherrima

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RATIBIDA columnifera f. pulcherrima

Long-Head Coneflower, Prairie Coneflower
Select Item No. RA064


1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America: Michigan, Arkansas and Texas, west to Alberta and Arizona
Special Features: Interesting botanical variety with colorful blossoms and a distinctive greyish-brown columnar cone. Easy-to-grow for container production, can be sown directly for well prepared meadow plantings, or transplanted as large plugs. Upright stems rising from a strong taproot.
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red with yellow
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Flowering: First year flowering
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: linear to oblong, occasionally pinnatifid
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 70 cm
Spacing between Plants: 70 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Usage: suitable for cutting
Portion weight: 0.099 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.86957 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 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):
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
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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