BRUCKENTHALIA spiculifolia

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BRUCKENTHALIA spiculifolia

Spike Heath
(ERICA)
Select Item No. BA066

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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: Eriaceae
Origin: Southeastern Europe, West Asia
Special Features: Hardy, compact heath from the mountainous regions of Southeastern Europe. Beautifully shaped flowers, frequently visited by pollinators. Small spacing between plants forms thick mats. Not often cultivated yet. Cutting back allows second flower in autumn.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: linear, pointed, serrate, coars surface, green
Growth Habit: groundcover / mat-forming / compact / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / patio plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.01563 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
64000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.25 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(4) These are very tiny seeds which should be mixed with finest sand or talcum for an even sowing. Do not cover with compost, only press them in gently. Irrigate from the bottom or with a hand-sprayer, so that the seeds will not be washed away.

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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