EUPHORBIA characias ssp. wulfenii

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EUPHORBIA characias ssp. wulfenii

Mediterranean Euphorbia
(veneta)
Select Item No. EG250

Also available as:

1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 50 seeds.

There are no units prepacked, any seed amount ( > minimum quantity) is weighed individually.



Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Western Mediterranean
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Beautiful clusters of yellow-green blossoms subtly displayed against the green foliage. Large blossom stalks. Early spring flowering. Drought resistant. Avoid contact with the milky sap of the leaves that can cause dermatitis.
Historical: Genus allegedly named for Euphorbus, 1st century doctor of King Juba II of Mauritania.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: grey-green, lanceolate, arranged in spirals around the thick stems
Growth Habit: erect / clumping / bushy / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 130 cm
Spacing between Plants: 80 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / warm
Location:
Grams per 1000 seeds: 7.87402 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
127
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
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 Time Hint: Varying temperatures beneficial, day 24°C, night 15°C.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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