Questions on plant information
What do I find when I select an item?
All available images of the article, various options for action and all previously collected information. Some of the items are still missing some information, but we will complete the details over time.
What options for action offers the green marker behind the botanical name?
You can print all available information on a product data sheet, or save it as pdf, recommend the article, set it to your personal Wish List, or to be notified when a sold-out product is available again.
Is there only one price per item?
What does the star behind the price mean?
All prices are in Euros. Prices are net and do not include VAT and are plus insurance, packing and shipping costs.
Can I only see prices in EURO?
EURO is the base of our prices. But for your information, we offer the ability to switch from EUR to USD (U.S. Dollar), GBP (British Pounds) and CHF (Swiss Francs). The conversion rates are changed weekly and can vary from the exchange rates on the invoice.
What plant information is available?
We divide the information on the various tabs description, cultivation, scheduling, growing on, and for mixture of compositions. Missing information is completed over time by us.
You can print all available information on a product data sheet or save them as PDF, by using the pull down menu after the article name.
Is it only Gram, °Celsius and cm?
We have chosen the European units on our site as a basis. However, you may use the navigation "CONVERSION" to convert weight, temperature and length in oz, Fahrenheit and inches.
Description - What do the location signs mean?
full sunPlants prefer full sun.
bright full shadeThe description “bright full shade” refers to habitats that are mostly open to the sky but where the plants do not grow in direct sunlight, such as in very bright, spacious courtyards, or within the canopy of very tall trees. Such locations are usually bright enough to allow sun-loving shrubs and trees to thrive.
light shadeLight shade describes areas of dappled sunlight and short periods of shade. A light shade situation can often be observed under the bright canopy of birch or willow trees. Hedges of bamboo or plant covered pergolas also create this pattern of scattered light. Plants that thrive under these conditions usually also grow well in semi-shade.
semi-shadeSemi-shade is found in areas that, through the course of the day, are shaded by walls, hedges or trees with a dense crown. Flower beds in semi-shade are sunny for up to four hours but are otherwise shady. The ideal plants for these conditions can tolerate short periods of dry soil and full sun. Plants that thrive in semi-shade prefer morning sun rather than the afternoon sun, since the higher air humidity helps to prevent scorching.
Plants prefer shade.
Description - What is winter hardiness?
Please find the classification Z1 - 11 in our plant descriptions for
your information about Winter Hardiness Zones: they give an approximate
indication of the minimum temperature that a particular species can
survive. Use this as a basic guideline for determining species suitable
for your conditions. Other factors like soil and microclimates can
influence winter hardiness to some degree.
Source: RHS Index of Garden Plants, USDA Online Plant Database, A. Armitage - Herbaceous Perennial Plants and others
Range of average annual minimum temperature for each climatic zone:Zone °C °F
1 < -45.5 < -50
2 -45.5 to -40.1 -50 to -40
3 -40.0 to -34.5 -40 to -30
4 -34.4 to -28.9 -30 to -20
5 -28.8 to -23.4 -20 to -10
6 -23.3 to -17.8 -10 to 0
7 -17.7 to -12.3 0 to +10
8 -12.2 to -6.7 +10 to +20
9 -6.6 to -1.2 +20 to +30
10 -1.1 to +4.4 +30 to +40
11 >+4.4 >+40
Cultivation - What does g/1000 Plants mean?
The gram quantity listed is the amount necessary to produce 1,000 plants in careful culture, that is when the seed is planted in the greenhouse and the seedlings are subsequently transplanted. When sowing directly in pots or in containers a correspondingly larger amount will be necessary.
Cultivation - Can I get the sowing directions in other languages?
Yes! You can choose from German, English, French, Swedish, Dutch, Italian and Japanese.
All 20 sowing instructions of a language are grouped together on one side and can be downloaded as a pdf in the navigation "Plant Information" and "Sowing Directions".
Growing On - What do the fertilizer specifications mean?
Ppm is a unit used to indicate a concentration in liquid fertilizers. For example „Wuxal“ 100 ppm mixed in 100 liter water equals a light fertilisation. (Wuxal Universal Fertilizer, NPK 99+99+74, 1ml/1ppm in 1l water). These are basic recommendations and will be variable with product used, substrate and klimate conditions.