ANTHYLLIS vulneraria var. coccinea

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ANTHYLLIS vulneraria var. coccinea

Kidney Vetch, Lady's Fingers
[Red Carpet]
Select Item No. AA544

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



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Papilionaceae
Origin: North Africa, Europe and West Asia
Special Features: Great for dry sites. ANTHYLLIS vulneraria var. coccinea adds a new flower shape to your rock garden, wall top or any other well drained site.
Historical: Cultivated as a medicinal plant in Europe since the 16th century.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red-orange
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: bluish-green, obovate-lanceolate
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / hanging / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / gritty / well-drained / alkaline
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.125 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
320
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
8 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 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")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: 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. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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