ERODIUM manescavii

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ERODIUM manescavii

Heron's Bill
Select Item No. EA130

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

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Origin: Pyrenees
Special Features: Showy, rounded blooms of magenta-red.
Historical: The Greek name erodios translates to heron.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: magenta-red
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: hairy, ovate-lanceolate, with notched edges
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 14.28571 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
70
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
30 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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
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): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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