ARABIS PURPUREA

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ARABIS PURPUREA

$2.89 / packet

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Description

This gem is similar to but smaller than Arabis cyprium and has much smaller seeds. We discovered it high in the alpine ski-zone of the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus where it is the earliest by far of all arabis varieties to flower. It comes out with the snowdrops here numerous sprays of delicate pink flowers being produced from January onwards. It is excellent in a pot too!

Sowing Advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Key Facts

Family:Cruciferae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:5-8cm

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