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Eryngium planum

FX

Glitter Blue

Flat Sea Holly
Item no. L8790
  • The sister variety to Blue GLITTER, the White GLITTER adds elegance and a touch of class to cut flower arrangements or in the landscape
  • White GLITTER has an abundance of white, pincushion-shaped flowers
  • Dense flower spikes allow White GLITTER versatility in both the vase and the landscape
  • White GLITTER is extremely durable and thrives in hot, sunny locations with rich, fertile soil, but is tolerant to more demanding locations
  • With its bright white flowers and unique appearance, White GLITTER is a stunner in the vase for both fresh or dried cut flower production
  • With its natural appeal and great versatility in the landscape, White GLITTER also creates a beautiful display in perennial gardens
  • Perennial

  • 6-7 months

  • 39″ / 98 cm

  • 4-8

  • 12-1

  • Sun

  • Raw

  • Cutflowers, Landscape

L8790
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Culture guide

  • Uses: Perennial, fi rst year flowering. Cutflower, large containers, perennial borders, attractive for bees and butterflies
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Garden height: 39″ / 98 cm
  • Crop time: 6-7 months
  • Sow time: 2-3 seeds/plug
  • Sowing method: December-March for fl wering plants from June-August. July-August for larger
    flowering plants in the following year
  • Germination*: 7-10 days at temperatures of 72-75 °F (22-24 °C) under lights.
  • Growing On: Grow on at 60-70 °F (15-21 °C). Fertilize at 50-100 ppm nitrate nitrogen after initial transplant, increasing to 100-150 ppm once plants are well established.
  • Media: Use a well-drained, growing perennial substrate, pH: 6.0-7.5. Field: humus, sandy loamy soils with good drainage.
  • Temperature: Grow at 15-18 °C 59-64 °F or outdoors. In winter indoors frost free at 3-5 °C 37-41 °F or outdoors.
    Outdoor fleece cover needed. In spring the plants start to grow at 12-18 °C 54-64 °F or outdoors at ambient conditions. Containers can be stored in cold storage and set up in intervals for forcing afterwards.
  • Fertilization: High fertilization levels are required.
* Germination Stages (from seed to finished young plant)

Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.

The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.