Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum has lilac-pink lacy heads, held on short strong stems above the mid green, ferny, feathery, foliage.
The entire plant smells of fresh apples.
It is ideal for the front of the border with its neat compact growth and abundant blooming in spring and summer.
Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum enjoys Full Sun to Part Shade.
This much loved, bone hardy perennial is very slow to increase and is not invasive.
It can gently self-sow into the garden in places where it is happy.
Perennial 60cm. High in lacy flower x 45cm. Wide lacy, apple scented foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum seed can be sown at any time.
INDOORS: Sow seeds in a punnet using good quality seed raising mix.
Then cover the seed with fine grit or fine river sand to approximately their own depth.
Now place the moist, sown punnet in a well-lit position (not in direct sunlight) in a warm but not hot position.
Temperatures of 5-20 Degrees C. are best for rapid and optimum germination. Higher temperatures may slow germination.
Continue to keep moist by misting from a spray water bottle.
Seeds emerge in approximately 14-30 days, and will probably be staggered in their germination.
If no seeds have emerged in 30 days, then the seeds will benefit form a period of chilling to break their natural dormancy.
So wrap the moist punnet in cling-wrap or a plastic bag.
And place in the fridge (not freezer) for 6 weeks.
Then remove from fridge, unwrap, moisten, and return to the well-lit position.
SEED COUNT: 8 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the seed count and give a generous serve).
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