ALYSSUM serpyllifolium

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ALYSSUM serpyllifolium

Madwort
Select Item No. AA348

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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: Southwest Europe and North Africa
Special Features: Low growing carpets of silver-grey leaves and light yellow blossoms. A little-known species that would be a good candidate for container production.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: light yellow
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: carpets of tiny silver-grey leaves
Growth Habit: groundcover / mat-forming
Height with Flowers: 6 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.625 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 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: 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. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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