TEUCRIUM hircanicum

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TEUCRIUM hircanicum

Germander, Wood Sage
[Purple Tails]
Select Item No. TA035

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: West Asia and Caucasus Mountains
Special Features: Beautiful magenta flower spikes to 20 cm tall. Well suited for the mixed containers, the rock garden, the border, or for edging.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red-purple
Natural Flowering Period: August - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: slightly pubescent, fragrant
Growth Habit: clumping / rhizomatous / lax
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.40816 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2450
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 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 - 5 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 5 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 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") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: There has been no research, but an obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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