ECHIUM russicum

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ECHIUM russicum

Viper's Bugloss
(rubrum)(PONTECHIUM maculatum)
Select Item No. EA017

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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: Boraginaceae
Origin: Europa and Western Asia
Special Features: Dark red flowering panicles like thick pipe cleaners. Consider this underused perennial for the border.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: dark red
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: linear to lanceolate-shaped
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.51515 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
660
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 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.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
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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