PAPAVER Orientale-Hybr. 'Royal Wedding'

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PAPAVER Orientale-Hybr. 'Royal Wedding'

Oriental Poppy
[Choir Boy, Checkers]
Select Item No. PA060

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Papaveraceae
Origin: Southwest Asia
Special Features: Pure white flowers from seed! Large crepe paper-like pure white blossoms with black centers in single flowering stems. Tall flowering stems rising from leafy clumps which go dormant following bloom period.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1996. Renamed by other companies as 'Choir Boy'.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white with black center
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: coarse, hairy, dissected
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 80 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.22222 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
4500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 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): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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