CHELONE obliqua

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CHELONE obliqua

Rose Turtle Head
Select Item No. CA374

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: USA: Tennessee and Maryland south to Florida
Special Features: Plant forms a dense, bushy mass and has very interesting turtle head-shaped lilac-pink blossoms. Plant along stream banks, the edge of woods or in the perennial garden. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
Historical: Perennial Plant of the Year 2004 in Sweden.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: dark pink
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: smooth, lanceolate, toothed leaves with prominent veins
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / erect
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / along streamsides
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.86957 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1150
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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