SCUTELLARIA alpina 'Arcobaleno'

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SCUTELLARIA alpina 'Arcobaleno'

Helmet Flower, Skullcap
Select Item No. SA303

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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: Lamiaceae
Origin: Species grows in Pyrenees, Apennines to the Balkans; central Russia to southern Siberia
Special Features: Wide variety of flower colors, interesting seed heads which resemble a medieval monk's cap. An undemanding plant for the rock garden or the front of the border.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1996.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: color display of blue-violet, light blue, white, rose and light yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: leaves 1,5 to 3 cm (0,5'' to 1'') long, mostly ovate
Growth Habit: cushion-forming / low-growing / bushy
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.90909 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1100
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 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: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller 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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