BERGENIA cordifolia 'Rotblum'

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BERGENIA cordifolia 'Rotblum'

Elephant Ears, Pig Squeak
[Red Beauty, Red Start]
Select Item No. BA040

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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: Saxifragaceae
Special Features: Improved selection with beautiful red fall and winter colour. Outstanding foliage plant for year around appeal. Early spring flowering.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1978
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red
Natural Flowering Period: March - May
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: mostly evergreen, round, leathery, with undulating edges
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / clumping / rhizomatous / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.23256 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 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.

Sowing Time Hint: Sow during warmer months
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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