Solstice Rose (Snapdragon/semi-dwarf)
Latin Name: Antirrhinum majus
Item #: 458G
Suitable for Containers:
(16-20 in/41-51 cm) Best knee-high, cool loving, wind tolerant series for backgrounds or cut flowers. Pkt. contains 25 seeds.
Performs best early spring in short daylengths in cool weather. Plant at the same time as pansies. Sow in March for spring sales only. Pkt. contains 25 seeds.
Annual Approx. 102,400 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: Freeze seed for 48 hrs before sowing. Sow Feb. to Mar. 15th for May sales. Use Jiffy Mix or sterilized sandy loam. Firm and water thoroughly before sowing. Sow thinly in rows 1/8 in/3 mm deep, 0.5 in/13 mm wide, 2 in/5 cm apart. Do not cover seeds. Press seed firmly into seed bed. 1/64 oz/0.5 gr sows two (20x12 in/51x31 cm) flats @ 700 - 800 seedlings per flat depending on germination. Cover flats with plastic to conserve moisture. Germinate @ 70°F/21°C soil temp. for 7 days. (80°F/27°C air temp.) As seedlings appear, grow @ 50°F/10°C. Transplant in 6 weeks at the same depth as seedlings. Shade transplants with cheese cloth from direct sun until established. Keep well watered with tempered 60°F/16°C water.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow outside in early May. Transplant dwarf types 6 in/15 cm apart, tall types 8 in/20 cm apart.