Arabis blepharophylla 'Spring Charm'
Fragrant flowers up to 1" across in early spring, blooming with the earliest tulips. Each flowerhead is made up of a dark purple center, with four-petaled individual flowers opening up in pale violet along the perimeter. Prune back after flowering to encourage compactness and a second bloom (unless of course you want to collect seed).
||rose rock cress
||easy: germinates at room temperature. slow-growing.
detailed seed-starting info below
|In bloom in the third week of March in its second year |
|A month after starting its bloom, the seedpods are busily forming, making for a bit of a messy look |
In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: rock garden annex, trough planter, orchard nursery area
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|Sharon||Jul 05, 2006||I am just wondering, my flower went to seed, do I break off the pods to grow new flowers or will they grow on there own?|
They have not self-seeded for me - so for a new supply of plants, I'd harvest seeds when they are ripe and start them on purpose - inside in spring works well for me.
- Seed from HPS '01/'02 exchange. Baggy 70F (95%G, 5-9d)
- Seed from garden '03 germinated rapidly at room temperature, sprouting radicles in 4 days, cotyledons by 6 days.
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 7d)
- Seed from '03 garden. Baggy 70F (90%G, 7-10d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80%G, 8-11d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (63%G, 12-30d)
- Seed from NARGS '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 4-10d)
- Seed for 'Rose Delight' from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (68%G, 5-10d)
- Seed for 'Spring Charm from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (67%G, 7-12d)
Long-viable seed, no light required for germination.
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