VERONICA spicata f. nana 'Blauteppich'

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VERONICA spicata f. nana 'Blauteppich'

Speedwell, Bird's Eye
[Blue Carpet]
Select Item No. VA174
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Europe, Eastern and Central Asia
Special Features: Low, dwarf habit, ideally suited for pot production. Low, erect spikes of bright blue.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1989.
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: toothed, leathery, oblong
Growth Habit: groundcover / mat-forming / compact / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / well-drained
pH value: 6.8 - 7.5
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.06667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 7 - 8 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):
November - March
Sowing Time Hint: Cold temperatures are preferred
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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