Low growing carpet of dense green foliage smothered with flowers of pink, crimson and blue shades only 15 cm (6") tall.
Low growing carpet of dense green foliage smothered with flowers in pink, crimson and blue shades growing only 15 cm (6") tall. Vigorous and free flowering, False Rock Cress is ideal for rockeries or for tumbling over walls. Grows best in full sun but will tolerate some shade. Perennial evergreen hardy to Zone 4.
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How To Grow
2500 seeds/gram. Sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix in April. Lightly cover with a fine sifting of growing medium and at a temperature of no more than 15 C (60 F) for the 14-21 day germination period. Some gardeners report germination is inhibited by temperatures greater than 10 C (50 F). After germination, grow on under lights then harden off and transplant outside to a sunny site. Two grams sows 3 sq. m. (30 sq. ft.)
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Late Summer
Days to Emergence
14 to 21
Full Sun to Partial Sun
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Degree of Difficulty
Alpine and rock gardens.
Rock wall plant.