LAVATERA thuringiaca 'First Light'

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LAVATERA thuringiaca 'First Light'

Tree Lavatera or Tree Mallow
Select Item No. LG092

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Germany to Turkey, southern Russia to Kazakhstan
Special Features: Strong blooming, sturdy habit and attractive grey-green foliage. Splendid winter hardy accent plant and cut flower candidate.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2010. Genus named in honor of the 17th century Zurich physician and naturalist J. R. Lavater.
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white with a hint of pink toward the center
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: palmately lobed, grey
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
pH value: 5.8 - 6.8
Characteristics: solitary plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.44828 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):
6 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72 / 128
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):
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
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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