ACINOS alpinus

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ACINOS alpinus

Alpine Catmint, Rock Thyme
(CLINOPODIUM alpinum)
Select Item No. AA062
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Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: South Europe, North Africa and Turkey: mountain cliffs.
Special Features: Beautiful cushion plant for dry locations. Flowers and leaves with aromatic scent.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: red-violet
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: narrow, oval-shaped, small
Growth Habit: cushion / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / well-drained / average / poor, lean
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.34483 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2900
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 3 weeks
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: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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