ERITRICHIUM Canum-Hybr. 'Baby Blues'

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ERITRICHIUM Canum-Hybr. 'Baby Blues'

Alpine Forget-me-not
Select Item No. EA122

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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: Boraginaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Special Features: Large blossoms, dense flower spikes. This short-lived perennial (best grown as an annual) will become a valuable substitute for the powdery mildew plagued MYOSOTIS species, forget me nots. 'Baby Blues' is a fast germinator and can be brought to flower in three to four months.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2011. ERITRICHIUM is a name of Greek origin erion translating to wool; tricha to hair.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: brilliant blue
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: medium green basal foliage
Growth Habit: compact
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 6.06061 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
165
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
15 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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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