- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 4 - 10
- Height: 6 - 8 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid spring to late summer
- Bloom Color: Mix
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Best in rich, well drain soil
- Temperature: 55 - 65F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Surface sow seed and light cover no more than 1/8 inch deep
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 8 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Leptosiphon
Leptosiphon Mix (Leptosiphon Hybrida French Hybrids Mix) - Start Leptosiphon seeds to start these dainty little flowers. Leptosiphon French Hybrids has the synonymous botanical name Linanthus androsaceus. This low-growing annual has fern-like foliage and hundreds of sweet little half inch star-shaped flowers that shine out from the foliage. The colors are mixed and bright in shades of rose, yellow, orange and cream. Leptosiphon uses include edging the front of the flower bed, containers, edging a pathway, or as a ground cover. Commonly known as False Baby Stars, this annual is lovely if it is allowed to spill over the edges of rocks or containers. It makes a carpet of color and is stunning!
Grow Leptosiphon seeds directly outside in a prepared seedbed after frost danger has passed. Press the flower seed into the soil and lightly cover. False Baby Stars flowers perform best in full sun, and they prefer rich, well-draining soil.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.