RATIBIDA columnifera f. pulcherrima 'Red Midget'

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RATIBIDA columnifera f. pulcherrima 'Red Midget'

Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat
Select Item No. RA065

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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: Asteraceae
Special Features: Compact form with fun, colorful blooms with pendulous reddish-brown petals edged in yellow surround tall, prominent cones. Easy-to-grow and carefree.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: reddish-brown with yellow tips
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: pinnatifid
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.83333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 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: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 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: 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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