PENSTEMON digitalis 'Husker Red Strain'

Product 18 From 26
Zoom

PENSTEMON digitalis 'Husker Red Strain'

Beard Tongue, Firecracker
[Mystica]
Select Item No. PA209

Also available as:

Available

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Hybrid Origin
Distinction: Selected as Perennial Plant of the year from the PPA (Perennial Plant Association).
Special Features: White trumpet-shaped blooms surround the sturdy stems. 98% of the plants have attractive bronze-purple leaves. Easy to establish.
Historical: Selected in the Cornhusker state of Nebraska (USA) by Dale Lindgren from the University of Nebraska.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: lanceolate, bronze-purple
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.27397 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
3650
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 6 - 7 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A 15-16 week cold period at 35-45°F (2-7°C) will allow the plant to flower without extra lighting. If the cold period is shortened a longer period to bloom will be required.
Forcing: With sufficient cooling, blooms can be expected in 6-8 weeks at normal greenhouse temperatures.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
Jelitto · Seeds of more than 3700 different species and varieties

 

*: excl. TAX, excl. shipping