Alpenrose (Rhododendron Ferrugineum) 1000 seeds (#1186)

Rhododendron ferrugineum (sometimes called alpenrose, snow-rose, or rusty-leaved alpenrose) is an evergreen shrub that grows just above the tree line in the Alps, Pyrenees, Jura and northern Apennines, on acid soils.
It is the type species for the Rhododendron genus. It may grow up to 1 m tall and produces clusters of pinkish-red, bell-shaped flowers from May to July. The undersides of the leaves are covered in rust-brown spots, which give the species the second part of its binomial name (ferrugineum, Latin for "rust-coloured", "ferruginous").
Ideal for woodland gardens, shady edges or grown in mixed flower gardens and compositions. Decorative. Plants can be grown as ground cover when spaced about 1 m apart each way.
Succeeds in a most humus-rich lime-free soils except those of a dry arid nature or those that are heavy or clay. Prefers a peaty or well-drained sandy loam. Succeeds in sun or shade, the warmer the climate the more shade a plant requires. A pH between 4.5 and 5.5 is ideal.
Succeeds in a woodland though, because of its surface-rooting habit, it does not compete well with surface-rooting trees. Plants need to be kept well weeded, they dislike other plants growing over or into their root system, in particular they grow badly with ground cover plants, herbaceous plants and heathers. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
Information sources: wikipedia.org, pfaf.org.
Approximately 1000 tiny seeds in the packet.

Genus - Rhododendron
Species - Ferrugineum
Common name - Alpenrose
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0.25 m
Plant type - Perennial Flower, shrub
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid (pH 4.5-5.5)
Soil type - Sandy, loamy, well drained, moist
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Woodland garden dappled shade, shady edge, ground cover
Bloom season - May - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Sow late autumn or December to January in seed bowls outdoors exposed to the weather and let them get thoroughly cold.
Also can be stratified cold/moist stratified in the fridge at +2-+4C.
Keep in such conditions for couple of weeks and bring them into the warm.
Seeds should be sown on surface and covered with glass or clear plastic. Keep in bright and warm (min +15C) place.
Normally germinates in 2-3 weeks.

Alpenrose (Rhododendron Ferrugineum) 1000 seeds (#1186)

  • 1.99€
  • Ex Tax: 1.99€
  • Reward Points: 0

Tags: Seeds, Shrubs, Flower, Parennials, Flower-Herb-Grass, Conifer-Evergreen, Plants-For-Bees, Zone 2-3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Most-Cold-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Warm-Climate-Zones, Sow-January, Sow-February, Sow-Marth, Sow-April, Sow-December

SALE! Garden Chives (Allium Schoenoprasum Middleman) 150 seeds (#1731) -59%
Most know only know chives as a chopped herb sprinkled on salads or added to cream cheese for mi..
0.79€ 0.32€
Ex Tax: 0.32€
SALE! Parsley (Petroselinum Crispum Festival) 350 seeds (#1138) -60%
Approximately 300-400 seeds for 7-8 square meters bed.Flat-leaf type with long stems and large p..
0.89€ 0.36€
Ex Tax: 0.36€
SALE! Princess Aster (Callistephus Chinensis Corinna) 80 seeds (#1168) -60%
Excellent annual cut flower. Nice in groups.Large double flowers with light, piped center. Very ..
0.89€ 0.36€
Ex Tax: 0.36€
SALE! Royal Mallow (Lavatera Trimestris rose and white) 50 seeds (#1217) -60%
These are hardy annuals, producing profuse, large, trumpet-shaped flowers which are white and ro..
0.89€ 0.36€
Ex Tax: 0.36€
SALE! Salad Chervil (Anthriscus Cerefolium Krauser) 300 seeds (#1733) -62%
Very easy to grow. Vigorous grower and produces very fine, yellow green, curled leaves.The fresh..
0.85€ 0.32€
Ex Tax: 0.32€
SALE! Salad Mixed (Eruca Sativa Rocket) 350 seeds (#1142) -60%
A great tasting variety with good bolt tolerance. Enjoy the pungent taste of it and it is a gre..
1.05€ 0.42€
Ex Tax: 0.42€
SALE! Scarlet Sage (Salvia Splendens) 15 seeds (#1234) -60%
Native to Brazil, scarlet sage is a clump-forming, annual ot tender perennial that typically gro..
1.09€ 0.44€
Ex Tax: 0.44€
SALE! Snapdragon (Antirrhinum Pumilum Magic Carpet) 200 seeds (#1570) -62%
MAgic carpet is broadly growing, dwarf variety in rich, brilliant colors for edgings and borders..
0.95€ 0.36€
Ex Tax: 0.36€
SALE! Spider Flower (Cleome Spinosa mix) 50 seeds (#1180) -58%
A strongly scented, elaborate and exciting annualA tall, robust plant with delicate, strongly sc..
0.85€ 0.36€
Ex Tax: 0.36€
SALE! Statice (Limonium Sinuatum Bonduellii) 60 seeds (#1110) -61%
Famous as an everlasting flower, statice or sea lavender is most often grown by flower designers..
0.79€ 0.31€
Ex Tax: 0.31€
Jezo Spruce (Picea Jezoensis) 20 seeds (#775) New
The Jezo spruce or Yezo spruce (Picea jezoensis or Picea yezoensis) is a large evergreen tree gr..
0.79€
Ex Tax: 0.79€
Alpine Golden Chaintree (Laburnum Alpinum) 15 seeds (#492) New
Small specimen tree or shrub for location around residential homes. Shrub borders. Group as a sh..
0.79€
Ex Tax: 0.79€
Moss Rose (Portulaca Grandiflora mix) 500 seeds (#1244) New
Fine, succulent leaves and vibrantly colored flowers make this tough little annual a favorite be..
0.89€
Ex Tax: 0.89€
Pansy (Viola Wittrockiana White with black) 250 seeds (#1408) New
One of the earliest annual flowers to bloom in spring and blooms till the early autumn.These pan..
0.89€
Ex Tax: 0.89€
Summer Gentian (Gentiana Septemfida mix) 25 seeds (#1686) New
The Summer Gentian is one of the easiest types for average garden conditions. It form a low, tra..
1.39€
Ex Tax: 1.39€
Zonal Geranium (Pelargonium x Hortorum) 10 seeds (#1311) New
Zonal geranium, also called garden geranium, malva or malvón, is a nothospecies of Pelargonium m..
1.59€
Ex Tax: 1.59€

China Aster ‘Supreme Belstead’ is a lovely aster variety.Grows up to 50 centimetres in height. T..
0.89€
Ex Tax: 0.89€
Trailing Petunia (Petunia hybrida pendula Cascade Cherry) 50 seeds (#1827) SOLD OUT
Petunia hybrids are one of two main classes of petunias. Grandiflora means large flowered. Devel..
1.65€
Ex Tax: 1.65€
Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum Japonicum) 30 seeds (#168) SOLD OUT
Kindly regarded as one of the world's most beautiful and modest of shade trees, the katsura tree..
0.85€
Ex Tax: 0.85€
Jezo Spruce (Picea Jezoensis) 20 seeds (#775) New
The Jezo spruce or Yezo spruce (Picea jezoensis or Picea yezoensis) is a large evergreen tree gr..
0.79€
Ex Tax: 0.79€
One of the earliest annual flowers to bloom in spring and blooms till the early autumn.These pansies..
1.09€
Ex Tax: 1.09€