Arabis Seeds - Snow Peak
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 6 - 8 inches
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.2
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil
Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet or 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Spacing: 10 inches
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Care & Maintenance: Arabis
Wall Rock Cress (Arabis Alpina Snow Peak) - Arabis ground cover seed produces early spring blooms and a low-maintenance ground cover. It is cold-hardy to zone 4, though in the coldest areas it will need winter mulch protection for the roots. Rock Cress ground cover plants may need to be replaced every 3 - 4 years, or it can be refreshed by digging it up and dividing the plants. Arabis Alpina has a sweet fragrance and attracts bees.
Rock Cress perennial ground cover establishes well from ground cover seeds. It works well as a ground cover for slopes. It is fairly drought tolerant once it is established. Use Rock Cress on a ledge of rock or a stone wall. As it matures and spreads, it will cascade over the stones. Rock Cress has attractive silvery-green evergreen leaves which hug the ground, about 6 - 8 inches in height, occasionally jumping up to 10 inches. In climates with mild winters, the leaves of this flowering ground cover plant hold their looks into winter. Trim back the Arabis Alpina plant after blooming to keep it neat and tidy.
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.