Arenaria purpurascens
Arenaria purpurascens
Arenaria purpurascens
Arenaria purpurascens
Arenaria purpurascens

Arenaria purpurascens

Caryophyllaceae

Height

5 cm

Flower colour

pink

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

sensitive to winter wet

Plant range

Pyrenees

Arenaria is a large genus in the family Caryophyllaceae. They are low growing plants that grow in sandy soils.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 22°C (72°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 18°C (64°F) so it‘s best to move it inside in spring.

Another possibility is to store the seed tray in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks and then move it to 18°C.

Beautiful rock garden plant that needs gritty soil, preferably on a slope and full sun.

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