IBERIS sempervirens 'Snow Cushion'

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IBERIS sempervirens 'Snow Cushion'

Candytuft
Select Item No. IG024

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 200 seeds.

There are no units prepacked, any seed amount ( > minimum quantity) is weighed individually.



Plant Description

Article Type: (GOLD NUGGET SEED®)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Brassicaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Special Features: First reliable dwarf Candytuft seed strain, only one-half the size of the typical Candytuft, large and abundant flowering. Densely crowded corymbs of snow-white flowers. First choice for container production in smaller pots (9 cm). Could be easily used in mixed container plantings or in the rock garden. Early spring flowering.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2002.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: snow-white
Natural Flowering Period: April - May
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: tiny, oblong, needle-like
Growth Habit: groundcover / cushion / compact / dwarf / evergreen / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.0202 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
495
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 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: Varying temperatures beneficial, day 24°C, night 15°C.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 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: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 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: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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