ARNICA chamissonis

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ARNICA chamissonis

Leafy Leopard's Bane
Select Item No. AO904

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America: New Mexico to Southern Alaska
Special Features: Abundand 5 cm yellow ray abundant flowers. A suitable naturalizing plant for climates with cooler summers.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z2 - Z8
Foliage: opposite, clasping (sessile) lanceolate stemleaves
Growth Habit: upright, erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: avoid lime / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.5 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 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):
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 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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