STOKESIA laevis 'Omega Skyrocket'

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STOKESIA laevis 'Omega Skyrocket'

Stoke's Aster
Select Item No. SA644


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

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Southeastern USA
Special Features: A tall, long-lived perennial which has great potential for flower arrangers. Slender and upright flowering stems arise from a leafy rosette. May withstand some periods of wetness in sandy soils.
Historical: Discovered by the Atlanta Botanic Gardens in southern Georgia, near the town of Omega. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1998.
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: waxy, lanceolate basal leaves
Growth Habit: rosettes-forming
Height with Flowers: 90 cm
Spacing between Plants: 46 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 10.52632 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):
15 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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