IBERIS aurosica 'Sweetheart'

Product 4 From 9
Zoom

IBERIS aurosica 'Sweetheart'

Pink Candytuft
Select Item No. IA004

Also available as:

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Brassicaceae
Origin: West Alps, North Spain
Special Features: Dazzling show of pink blossoms which turn to brilliant lilac. Rich flowering cushions, short lived. Easy-to-grow, pink Iberis!
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2000.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink changing to lilac
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: dark green, lanceolate-spatulate
Growth Habit: cushion / dense / bushy / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.95238 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1050
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
Jelitto · Seeds of more than 3700 different species and varieties

 

*: excl. TAX, excl. shipping