LYCHNIS alpina 'Snow Flurry'

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LYCHNIS alpina 'Snow Flurry'

Alpine Catchfly
Select Item No. LA461

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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: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: European Mountains and sub-Arctic areas of the Northern Hemisphere
Special Features: Snow white flowers in great abundance on short stems rising above tidy tufts of slender leaves clustered in neat rosettes. Easy-to-grow. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2000.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: linear, blue-green
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.07143 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
14000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 7 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 - 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")
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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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