PRIMULA rosea 'Gigas'

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PRIMULA rosea 'Gigas'

Primrose
Select Item No. PG890

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 500 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: Primulaceae
Origin: West Himalayas, Kashmir and Afghanistan
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Larger flowering seed strain, ideally suited for cool, moist spots such as the edge of woods, or cooler, north facing sites. Early spring flowering. Upright flowering stems. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: crimson-rose
Natural Flowering Period: March - April
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: spoon-shaped
Growth Habit: rosettes / clumping / flat
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / along streamsides / cool
Location:
Usage: flowering pot plant / water or marshplant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.09524 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
10500
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats
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")
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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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