RAOULIA australis

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RAOULIA australis

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Select Item No. RA053

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: New Zealand
Special Features: Dense carpets of silver-white. Arguably, one of the lowest respresentatives of the Compositae family. Excellent choice for troughs, the scree or rock garden. Intriguing foliage plant.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: tiny, silver-white
Growth Habit: groundcover / mat-forming
Height with Flowers: 2 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.05882 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
17000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 10 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 6 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 10 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: 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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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