IBERIS aurosica 'Sweetheart'

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GOLD NUGGET SEED ® IBERIS aurosica  'Sweetheart' Seeds (Image Rights)

IBERIS aurosica 'Sweetheart'

Pink Candytuft
Select Item No. IG004

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1000 Seeds

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The minimum order quantity for this article are 100 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: West Alps, North Spain
Special Features: Dazzling show of pink blossoms which turn to brilliant lilac. Rich flowering cushions, short lived. Easy-to-grow, pink Iberis!
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2000.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink changing to lilac
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z9
Foliage: dark green, lanceolate-spatulate
Growth Habit: cushion / bushy
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.16279 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
860
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 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: 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: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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