Horned Rampion (Phyteuma Scheuchzeri) 250 seeds (#983)

Curious spiky flowers over compact evergreen plants
Full of character and sure to be noticed, the compact tufts of evergreen foliage produce slender stems topped with the unique 'spiky' flowers which give rise to its common name of 'Horned Rampion'.
A close relative of the Bellflowers (but looking very un-bell-like) , this is an excellent rock garden or edging plant that is seldom seen in gardens. It forms a low evergreen mound or tuft of narrow blue-green leaves, bearing taller stems that hold spiky ball-shaped clusters of deep-blue flowers in early summer.
Prefers a rich, moist soil with good drainage. Easy to divide in spring, if desired. Possibly hardy in Zone 5 or colder, with protection or good winter snow cover.
Information source: http://www.perennials.com.

Genus - Phyteuma
Species - Scheuchzeri
Common name - Horned Rampion
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Height - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,25 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Full sun to partial shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Alkaline, neutral, acid
Soil type - Normal, sandy, clay
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Alpine&Rock gardens, borders, containers, edging
Bloom season - May - July
Leaf / Flower color - Gray green / Deep Blue

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Indoor sowing:
1. Sow from January to May in trays of moist compost.
2. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
3. Keep at +15-+20C. Seedlings appear in 28-42 days.
If germination has not started, transfer to the refrigerator for 2 weeks before returning to the warmth to trigger the germination process.
4. Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough transplant to individual pots. Stand outside for a few days late in May (avoid frosts). Transplant 15 cm apart in final position in June.

Horned Rampion (Phyteuma Scheuchzeri) 250 seeds (#983)

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Tags: Seeds, Flower, Parennials, Flower-Herb-Grass, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Average-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Warm-Climate-Zones, Sow-February, Sow-Marth, Sow-April, Sow-May, Sow-June