VERBASCUM chaixii 'Sixteen Candles'

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VERBASCUM chaixii 'Sixteen Candles'

Mullein
Select Item No. VA056

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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: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: South Central Europe
Special Features: Bold upright candelabras on this perennial mullein. Bright yellow flowers with attractive violet filaments. Richly branched. Perennial.
Historical: Known during the Middle Age as the Candlewick Plant, stems were dipped in oil and used as a torch. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2004.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: golden
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: basal rosettes, ovate, grey-green
Growth Habit: upright, erect / rosettes
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.1087 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
9200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 8 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
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 - 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") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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