ERYNGIUM variifolium

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ERYNGIUM variifolium

Atlas Mountains Sea Holly
[Miss Marble]
Select Item No. EA173

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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: Apiaceae
Origin: North Africa
Special Features: Attractive evergreen (in warmer zones) perennial with a clumping basal rosette of dark green leaves and extraordinary white veining. Grayish-white flower heads on short stems. An eye-catching foliage plant certain to attract impulse sales.
 
Basic Colour: (grey / black)
Flower Colour: grey
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: dark green with white marbling
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / gritty / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.53846 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
650
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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