RUMEX sanguineus var. sanguineus

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RUMEX sanguineus var. sanguineus

Bloody Sorrel
[Bloody Dock, Red Halley, Ruby Streak]
Select Item No. RO228

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



Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006 - pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Polygonaceae
Origin: Europe, Southwest Asia and North Africa
Special Features: Exquisite red veining distinguishes this subspecies. Outstanding foliage plant. Panicles of insignificant pinkish to white flowers are best removed to encourage new foliage and to discourage reseeding. Easy and fast to finish in pots and perfect for impulse sales in garden centers.
 
Basic Colour: (none)
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: chard-like, leafy, lanceolate, with distinct red-purple leaf veins
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / medicinal plant / culinary herb
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.625 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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: 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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