ARABIS blepharophylla 'Rote Sensation

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ARABIS blepharophylla 'Rote Sensation

Rock Cress
[Red Sensation]
Select Item No. AA802

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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: Brassicaceae
Origin: California
Special Features: Brilliant red flowers, longer lasting compared to 'Frühlingszauber', strong and leathery leaf rosettes, therefore perennial. A dense head of short-stemmed red blossoms in Spring. Great for the rock garden or window boxes. Fast and easy from seed. Early spring flowering. Avid iron in the soil.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1994.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: brilliant crimson
Natural Flowering Period: April - May
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: small, thick-leaved tufts
Growth Habit: cushion-forming / rosettes-forming / compact / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.4878 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2050
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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