LYCHNIS flos-jovis nana 'Peggy'

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LYCHNIS flos-jovis nana 'Peggy'

Joe's Flower; Carnation of Jove
(SILENE)
Select Item No. LA490

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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: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Central and Western Alps
Special Features: A fascinating dwarf form of the Carnation of Jove. Easy-to-grow and well-suited for containers or window boxes.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1995.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: bright rosy-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: grey, fuzzy, lanceolate to spatulate
Growth Habit: clumping / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / well-drained / undemanding
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.4 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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