DRYAS octopetala

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DRYAS octopetala

Mountain Avens
Select Item No. DA460

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Mountains of Europe and Western North America
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Lovely, easy to grow alpine species for cooler, summer climates. Good groundcover candidate.
Historical: The Greek specific epithet translates to eight petals.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z2 - Z9
Foliage: thick clusters of dark green leaves with fuzzy undersides
Growth Habit: groundcover / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: lime-loving, calcareous / gritty / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.74074 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1350
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 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: 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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