SAPONARIA ocymoides 'Snow Tip'

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SAPONARIA ocymoides 'Snow Tip'

White Rock Soapwort
Select Item No. SA150

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

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Spain, South France, Italy, Alps: mountains.
Special Features: First true white falling variety from seed.
Historical: The result of years of breeding work, all beginning with one chance white flowering seedling. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1996.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: dark green, oblong to lanceolate
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / hanging / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / alkaline
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.69492 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
590
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 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: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
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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