HIBISCUS Moscheutos-Hybr. 'Galaxy'

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HIBISCUS Moscheutos-Hybr. 'Galaxy'

Swamp Rose Mallow
Select Item No. HO212

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

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Special Features: Winter hardy selection with an exceptional color display of saucer-shaped blossoms up to 25 cm in diameter. Will flower the first year if planted early enough in the year but prefers two years to fully mature.
Historical: Selected from Gilberg Farms.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: pink and white with red centers, white, light pink, rose, light to dark red
Natural Flowering Period: June - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: Variety of different leaf types reflecting the influence of its genetic lines and thus resembling H. moscheutos, H. coccineus and others.
Growth Habit: erect / vigorous
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / solitary plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / patio plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 10 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
100
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
30 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(20) To obtain best germination results, seeds need temperatures of +22°C [72°F] or more. Moderate, but constant humidity is very important. Gunnera, however, prefers very moist (not wet) and warm (+24 to +30°C) [75 to 86°F] conditions.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later 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: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: 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. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: High (200-250 ppm)
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