CERINTHE major 'Purpurascens'

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CERINTHE major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort, Blue Shrimp Plant
[Kiwi Blue, Purple Belle]
Select Item No. CA900

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One Portion is usually sufficient for 50-100 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Southern Europe
Special Features: Showy annual (sometimes biennial) with magnetic blossoms with blue-violet petals and steel blue bracts. Combines beautifully with all colors.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue-violet
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: grey-green
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 50 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
20
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
100 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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