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Trachelium - Lake Michigan Violet


Sale price$9.00

Ships from Monday the 10th June.

Lovely deep violet purple fluffy umbel type flowers, with striking dark stems, and deep grey, violet, green foliage.

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of 5 plants (you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum).

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

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TRACHELIUM - Lake Michigan Violet - PLANTS
TRACHELIUM - Lake Michigan Violet - PLANTS Sale price$9.00

Trachelium caeruleum

Plant Type: Perennial

Ideal Location: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Spacing: 25cm

Height: 40cm+

This has been our first season growing trachelium and so far it seems totally unphased by winter coming. We are however rather mild, there is a good chance they won't survive (or thrive in) very very cold winters, so may be best grown as an annual in colder southern regions.

Make sure to cut back after flowering and they'll pump out another flush of flowers.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)