PLATYCODON grandiflorus apoyama 'Fairy Snow'

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PLATYCODON grandiflorus apoyama 'Fairy Snow'

Balloon Flower, Chinese Bellflower
Select Item No. PA406

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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: Campanulaceae
Origin: Japan and China
Special Features: Mid-sized grower with reliable white flowers. White balloon-like buds open to star-shaped blossoms with blue veins inside. The flowers can be used in arrangements. Upright growth emerging from a prominent taproot, steady.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1991.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white, blue veined
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: toothed, lanceolate, whorled below and alternate above
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.76923 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
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: There has been no research, but 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. Some later flowering species can be forced in 14 - 16 weeks and perhaps sooner at warmer temperatures. Further experiments are warranted.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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