Information for Erica discolor

Approximately 7297.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.

Erica discolor - 1  packet for 10 Euros
Erica discolor - 100  seeds for 27 Euros
Erica discolor - 1000  seeds for 187 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 400160
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:9
Type of plant - shrub
Flower: RED-PINK, YELLOW tips, tubular, ayr in RSA
Foliage: prefers dry conditions...sow in autumn
Height in meters: 1.5

Erica discolor is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
14:   Cape Heaths (African Ericas) Seed List
37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
379:  Ericaceae

Germination guide
Erica discolor seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Erica discolor seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20C.

Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4C or 5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".

(Pre-chill for 4 weeks).

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