MINUARTIA IMBRICATA

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Minuartia imbricata

MINUARTIA IMBRICATA

$3.62 / packet

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Description

One of the very dwarfest of high alpines, this tiny plant makes small, almost moss-like cushions of needle-shaped leaves with white, starry flowers on short delicate stems. In the wild it comes from Turkey, and western and central Caucasia where it grows on stony slopes at 1800-3200m. Few seeds collected.

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:Caryophyllaceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:3-8cm

Packet Content:15+ (Approx)

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