Flowers or seedcapsules for cutting, first year flowering.
VII-IX, Z4-9, 75 cm.
Family: Lamiaceae, Labiatae
Origin: North America
Special Features: Durable, long-lived, spreading perennial
Colour: Intense Pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4-9
Growth Habit: Upright growth and stoloniferous spreader
Foliage: Dark green, elliptical to lance-shaped leaves
Height with Flowers: 75 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 7.0
Location: Full sun or partial shade
Use: Plant in garden areas where this can be allowed to spread. Other complementary plants are Campanula punctata "Rubrifolia", Iris versicolor "Karmesina" and Chrysanthemum "Brightside"
Specialities: First-year-flowering; good cut flower.
Grams per 1000 Seeds: 2,5
Seeds per Gram: 400-450
Seeding Recommendation: 6 g / 1000 plants
Sowing Rate: 3-4 seeds per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 or 288
Germination: These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight.
Best Sowing Dates: November - March
Sowing to Germination: 6 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Salable Plant: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting-Back at Transplanting: Cut-back once at transplanting and once again 4 weeks later
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm; 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm; 2-3 plugs per 15 cm.
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilization: Medium (150-200 ppm).
Eng.: Obedient plant "White", False dragonhead. Suom.: Kellopeippi. Sven.: Drakmynta.