VERONICA gentianoides 'Little Blues'

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VERONICA gentianoides 'Little Blues'

Select Item No. VA143

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Cultivar. Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Southwestern Asia: mountain meadows.
Special Features: A valuable late spring bloomer, the more compact growth is excellent for pot culture.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2015.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: light blue with dark blue veins
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: wintergreen to evergreen, small linear to oblong, shiny, green
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / compact
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.38462 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 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.

Sowing to Germination: 2 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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