VITEX agnus-castus

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VITEX agnus-castus

Chaste Tree, Abraham's balm, Monk's pepper,
Select Item No. VO250

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

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: South western Asia: riverbanks, wet areas.
Special Features: Blooms from one-year shoots when protected in winter. Cut back before covering for winter. Aromatic scent. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Decorative solitary and architectural plant. Salt-tolerant.
Historical: Traditional medicinal herb.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: bright blue
Natural Flowering Period: September - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: Compound, narrow, hemp-like, dull, green.
Growth Habit: shrubby
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 85 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: patio plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 7.69231 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
130
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
25 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(20) To obtain best germination results, seeds need temperatures of +22°C [72°F] or more. Moderate, but constant humidity is very important. Gunnera, however, prefers very moist (not wet) and warm (+24 to +30°C) [75 to 86°F] conditions.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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