VERONICA pinnata 'Blue Feathers'

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VERONICA pinnata 'Blue Feathers'

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Select Item No. VA155

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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: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Russia
Special Features: Soft-blue flowering racemes and handsome foliage. Excellent candidate for cut flowers. Very unusual. Non-running.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2004.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: soft-blue
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: finely cut, filigreed
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.18182 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
5500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 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: 6 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 8 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 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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