RUTA graveolens f. variegata

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RUTA graveolens f. variegata

Select Item No. RA364

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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: Rutaceae
Origin: Cultivar. Southern and eastern Europe, southern Central Europe, eastern Mediterranean: shrub heaths and rocky areas.
Special Features: RUTA graveolens f. Variegata has yellow to yellow-white young shoots. The older leaves have a green-white varigation. The white portion in the leaves decreases in autumn and appears again in the spring shoots. The Variegata form has the same requirements as the RUTA graveolens species and is cultivated in the same way.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: colourful variegated foliage in spring, changing to green towards winter
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / warm
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
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.

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")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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