Arabis Snow Cap Seeds (Rock Cress) 6320

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Arabis Snow Cap Seeds (Rock Cress) 6320 Masses of tiny, snow white fragrant flowers appear in early spring from April through May against a backdrop of evergreen foliage. The silvery green foliage, barely 20 cm (8") tall, provides an excellent ground cover all season long. Thin plants to 15 cm (6")  apart when transplanting or thinning out seedlings. Shearing after blooming will enhance compactness. Persistence can be reduced in heavy, poorly drained soils. Arabis is listed as a North American native plant by some authorities (Kartesz). Perennial hardy to Zone 4.

How to Grow

4800 seed/gram. Start seed indoors in a soil-less mix in January or February; germinate at 24 C (75 F) for 21 days. Press seed into contact with the soil but do not cover as light is essential for germination. After germination, grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting to a sunny or partially shaded site. Two grams sows 3 sq. m. (33 sq. ft.)

Additional information

WEIGHT N/A
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BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

Late Spring

LIFECYCLE

Perennial

PROPAGATION

Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Late Summer

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

20 to 30

LIGHT

Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT

Bushy

HEIGHT

Low (15 to 25 cm)(6 to 10")

FROST TOLERANCE

Winter Hardy

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

HERITAGE

Introduced Species

FAMILY NAME

Brassicaceae

LATIN

Arabis alpina caucasica

SUGGESTED USES

Alpine gardens, Border, Fragrance, Groundcover, Rock gardens, Typically not browsed by deer or rabbit

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