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BLOOMS FOR NORWICH - GROWING COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP PERENNIAL SEEDS 2019

Norwich City Council's Blooms for Norwich - Growing Communities Partnership Project was a success in 2018, over 2,000 perennial plants were germinated from seed by seven community groups and organisations mainly in the Lakenham, Town Close and part of Mancroft areas in Norwich, young plants were taken to City College Norwich in September, potted on and are being grown to maturity by students for civic and community plantings.

 

In 2019 more perennial seed is available for volunteers, groups and organisations to collect from City College Norwich on Wednesday's 6th and 13th February from 10.00am to 11.00am along with free seed compost and seed trays, the 2019 new seed list can be seen below, other perennial seed from 2018 not sown is also available.

 

The purpose of the project remains the same as 2018, to make people aware and encourage the use of Sustainable and Biodiverse Perennials especially Genus that are Drought Tolerant, Good Ground Covers and Help Sustain Beneficial Insects as well as Provide Colour and Interest in local landscapes.

The project also aims to show that many plants can easily be grown from seed as well as plug plants and provide an opportunity for community groups and volunteers to Support, Network and Get Involved in a city wide initiative to produce cost effective plants for their groups to use in their local neighbourhood plantings

Geranium macrorrhizum Czakor Seed

Macro Photo 21st January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Bees Like Hardy Geranium's

The 2019 seed was selected by Horticultural Sponsorship Officer Terry Bane from suppliers Plant World Seeds and purchased by Norwich City Council for the Growing Communities Partners to select, sow and grow.

 

9 species/varieties of Hardy Geraniums (not Pelargonium's) were chosen to build up a stock that can be used for civic landscaping, over the years Hardy Geraniums have been successful used in dry landscapes providing good ground cover that suppress weed growth and attractive flowers over a long period that Bees and Beneficial Insects particularly like.

 

To add interest and a challenge Terry has chosen 8 species/varieties of Dierama, commonly known as Angels Fishing Rods, Fairybells or Wandflowers to sow and grow, Dierama's are native to Africa, drought tolerant and look stately planted amongst ornamental grasses and in borders - Seeds are very slow to germinate taking 30 to 90 days so lots of watching and patience needed, plants could take up to 5 years to flower from seed but well worth the wait.

     
PERENNIAL SEED (Plant World Seeds) Group  Sowing No, Packets Grammes No. Seeds Sow Height Germination
ACONITUM IVORINE'   3   30 Jan - Mar 90cm - 1.2M Erratic
ACTAEA SIMPLEX   3     Jan - Dec 1.2M 1 - 12 months
ASTRANTIA INVOLUCRATA 'SHAGGY' CCN 3     Jan - Mar 60cm Erratic
ASTRANTIA MAXIMA   3     Jan - Mar 60cm Erratic
CAMPANULA LATIFOLIA 'BRANTWOOD'   3     Jan - Apr 1 - 1.25M 14 - 28 days
CAMPANULA LACTIFLORA 'PRICHARD'S VARIETY'   Trade Packet 1.78 5340 Jan - Apr 90cm - 1.2M 14 - 28 days
CAMPANULA PERSICIFOLIA 'TELHAM BEAUTY'   3     Jan - Apr 70 - 90cm 14 - 28 days
CAREX MORROWII 'PINKIE' CCN Trade Packet 1.78 890 Jan - Mar 30cm Erratic
DIERAMA AUTUMN SPARKLER'   Trade Packet 1.89 189 Jan - Dec 1 - 1.3M 30 - 90 days
DIERAMA BLACKBERRY BELLS'   Trade Packet 2.32 232 Jan - Dec 1 - 1.3M 30 - 90 days
DIERAMA BLACKBIRD'   Trade Packet 2.5 200 Jan - Dec 1 - 1.3M 30 - 90 days
DIERAMA PINK ROCKET' (EX ERECTUM)   Trade Packet 2.03 160 Jan - Dec 75 - 90cm 30 - 90 days
DIERAMA SPRING DANCER' (PULCHERRIMUM TYPE)   Trade Packet 2.26 180 Jan - Dec 90cm - 1.2M 30 - 90 days
DIERAMA IGNEUM   Trade Packet 2.06 160 Jan - Dec 60cm 30 - 90 days
DIERAMA ROBUSTUM   Trade Packet 2.08 200 Jan - Dec 1.5M 30 - 90 days
DIERAMA STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM   Trade Packet 2.91 580 Jan - Dec 1 - 1.5M 30 - 90 days
ECHINOPS TIENSCHANICUM   3   60 Feb - Nov 1.2 - 1.8M 14 - 21 days
ERYNGIUM BLUE HOBBIT'   6     Feb - April 30cm 5 - 90 days
ERYNGIUM LEAVENWORTHII    6   120 Feb - April 90cm 5 - 90 days
ERYNGIUM PLANUM 'BLAUKAPPE'   6     Feb - April 90cm 5 - 90 days
FESTUCA ELIJA BLUE' CCN 3     Mar - May 30 - 40cm Erratic
FRANCOA SONCHIFOLIA 'PINK GIANT'  CCN Trade Packet 1.16 1,100 Feb - June 60 - 90cm 14 - 30 days
GERANIUM ASPHODELOIDES   Trade Packet 1.36 272 Feb - June 60cm 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM CANARIENSE   Trade Packet 1.65 247 Feb - June 45cm 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM 'BEVANS VARIETY' CCN Trade Packet 3 600 Feb - June 30cm 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM 'CZAKOR' CCS Trade Packet 3 450 Feb - June 45cm 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM MADERENSE   Trade Packet 2 360 Feb - June 70cm - 1.2M 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM SHIKOKIANUM   Trade Packet 1.64 196 Feb - June 40cm 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM RUBESCENS   Trade Packet 2.29 458 Feb - June 45cm 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM ROBUSTUM 'SILVER CLOAK'   Trade Packet 1.16 92 Feb - June 45cm 30 - 90 days
GERANIUM PRATENSE 'PURPLE-HAZE' CCN Trade Packet 2 240 Feb - June 75cm 30 - 90 days
IRIS CHRYSOGRAPHES 'BLACK GOLD' CCN Trade Packet 2.72 160 Mar - Sept 60 - 90cm 30 - 180 days
KNIPHOFIA NORTHIAE   Trade Packet 1.35 270 Feb - Oct 60 - 90cm 14 - 45 days
MECONOPSIS CAMBRICA AURANTIACA   Trade Packet 1.64 1,968 Feb - June 35 - 45cm 14 days - Months
OENOTHERA COPPER CANYON'   Trade Packet 1.3 2,600 Feb - May 30 - 38cm 14 - 21 days
UNCINIA EGMONTIANA CCN Trade Packet 0.95 475 Feb - May 20 - 30cm Erratic
VERBENA BONARIENSIS CCN Trade Packet 2.72 5,440 Feb - April 1 - 1.4M 14 - 90 days
                 
                 
PERENNIAL SEED (Moles Seeds)   No, Packets Grammes No. Seeds Sow Height Germination
ARMERIA FORMOSA JOYSTICK LILAC CCN Trade Packet   500 Mar - May 50cm 14 - 21 days
ARMERIA FORMOSA JOYSTICK RED CCN Trade Packet   500 Mar - May 50cm 14 - 21 days
ARMERIA FORMOSA JOYSTICK WHITE CCN Trade Packet   500 Mar - May 50cm 15 - 21 days
PENSTEMON CARILLO PURPLE   Trade Packet   100 Jul - Aug 30cm Erratic
PENSTEMON CARILLO ROSE   Trade Packet   100 Jul - Aug 30cm Erratic
PENSTEMON TUBULAR BELLS WINE RED   Trade Packet   250 Jul - Aug 30cm Erratic
                 
                 
PERENNIAL SEED (Thompson & Morgan)   No, Packets Grammes No. Seeds Sow Height Germination
                 
GEUM FLORA PLENA SUNRISE   Trade Packet   500 Feb - April 25 - 50cm 21 - 28 days
MONARDA BERGAMO   2 Trade Packets   500 Jan - Mar 60cm 10 - 24 days
PAPAVER RUPIFRAGEM DOUBLE TANGERINE GEM   Trade Packet   250 Feb - April 60cm 10 - 30 days
                 
PERENNIAL SEED (Royal Horticultural Society)   No, Packets Grammes No. Seeds Sow Height Germination
                 
LYCHNIS CHALCEDONICA   2   40 Feb - April 90cm 10 -20 days
                 
  TOTALS       27109    

 

     
     
 

 

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