GERANIUM pratense 'Painter's Palette'

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® GERANIUM pratense  'Painter's Palette' Seeds

GERANIUM pratense 'Painter's Palette'

Meadow Cranesbill
Select Item No. GG237

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 50 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED ®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Geraniaceae
Origin: Species native to Central Asia, Northwest Himalayas, Central and Western Europe
Special Features: A lovely mix of flower colors (including the blue and white speckled form) on an easy to grow plant.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2004.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: from white to pinks, blue to violet, and white with blue splashes
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: deeply dissected leaves - nice texture
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Grams per 1000 seeds: 9.09091 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
110
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 to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 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: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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