DRACOCEPHALUM argunense 'Fuji Blue'

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DRACOCEPHALUM argunense 'Fuji Blue'

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Select Item No. DG480

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1000 Seeds

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Northeastern Asia
Special Features: Long-lived perennial that forms dark green mounds with distinctive foliage and colorful terminal flowering spikes. Remarkably drought tolerant. Suitable for containers, rock gardens or perennial borders.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 2001. Named for the famous Japanese Mount Fujiyama.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: brilliant blue with a light blue lip
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: needle-like, glossy, leathery, dark green
Growth Habit: clumping / compact / bushy
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.15457 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
317
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 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: 3 - 4 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: 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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