CERASTIUM tomentosum var. columnae 'Silberteppich'

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CERASTIUM tomentosum var. columnae 'Silberteppich'

Snow in the Summer
[Silver Carpet, Snow in Summer]
Select Item No. CA364

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Mountains of Europe and West Asia: nutrient poor grasslands, waste areas.
Special Features: A blizzard of white blooms covering grey-green foliage. Large flowers, abundant flowering. Good spreader for seasonal groundcover and also ideal for rock gardens.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: grey-green with white hairs
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / cushion-forming / mat-forming / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / warm
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / for green roofs
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.33898 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2950
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): 128 / 288
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):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). 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.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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