ANTENNARIA dioica 'Rubra'

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ANTENNARIA dioica 'Rubra'

Pussy Toes, Everlasting
(var. rosea)
Select Item No. AA513


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

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: The species is native in Europe, North America and Asia: nutrient poor grasslands, scree, half dry meadows, heaths.
Special Features: Low, mat-forming habit and dainty wine red flowers finishing-off to soft pink. Good groundcover for dry scree conditions.
Historical: Species once used as herbal treatment for bites of poisonous snakes.
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: wine-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: leaves grey-green above and felty grey below
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / mat-forming / rosettes-forming / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / acidic / gritty / well-drained / poor, lean / warm
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / for green roofs
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.03636 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):
0.25 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 8 - 12 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 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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