VIOLA labradorica hort. 'Purpurea'

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VIOLA labradorica hort. 'Purpurea'

Labrador Violet, Pansy
Select Item No. VA234

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

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Violaceae
Origin: Northeastern USA, Canada and Greenland
Special Features: Lovely decorative foliage with a purplish hue gives this low-growing species season-long appeal. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: china blue
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z2 - Z8
Foliage: dark foliage with purplish hue
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / cushion-forming / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / cool
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.05263 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
950
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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 - 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: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 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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