GYPSOPHILA cerastioides

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GYPSOPHILA cerastioides

Mouse Ear Gypsophila
[Pixie Splash]
Select Item No. GG336

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 100 seeds.

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Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Himalayas
Special Features: A low mounding Baby's Breath with mouse-eared leaves and diminutive white flowers with pink veins on the insides. Outstanding, easy-to-grow rock garden species that is suitable also for containers and window boxes. Interesting groundcover candidate.
Historical: From the Greek gypos (gypsum) and philos (loving).
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white with pink veins
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: tiny, fresh green, mouse-eared (spatulate-shaped)
Growth Habit: groundcover / cushion
Height with Flowers: 8 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.41667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2400
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 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):
Anytime
Sowing Time Hint: Germination occurs in 1-2 weeks.
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 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: 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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