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Orychophragmus violaceus

Chinese Violet Cress, February Orchid

In Stock: 62.506 lb (Total:62.505lb)
  • Orychophragmus violaceus

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62.51 lb

Details

Germination:
74%
Germination test:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
230,472
Quantity:
62.51 lb
Collected in:
China
Crop year:
2023
Min. hardiness zone:
7
Item ID:
1834067

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist

Other: expect germination in 10 days @ 70-85 degrees F, it will take longer if cooler 

Looking for a unique addition to your garden or vegetable plot? Look no further than Orychophragmus violaceus, also known as Chinese Violet Cress or February Orchid. This annual or biennial herb grows to be about 15-60cm tall and prefers sunny, well-drained soil. While it isn't very cold-tolerant, it can be overwintered outdoors in areas where temperatures don't drop below 23°F. This interesting plant is even cultivated as a vegetable in China. Its blooms come in deep purple, lavender, or white and its narrow, linear fruit can grow to be up to 11cm long. With its unique appearance and growing potential, Orychophragmus violaceus is sure to make your garden stand out.

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