Arabis
             
                        caucasica
             
                        Catwalk

                        Arabis
             
                        caucasica
             
                        Catwalk
Arabis caucasica

Catwalk

  • Uniform compact, globe shaped habit
  • Easy to grow, easy to sell
  • No vernalization required
  • Great addition to spring programs, production along with pansies and Bellis
  • Versatile uses in containers, stone gardens, window boxes
  • Good garden performance
  • High consumer satisfaction
Crop Time
Spring: 5 months
Height
6 ″ / 15 cm
Exposure
Sun - Partial shade
Seed Form
BeGreen Pelleting
Heat Zone
8  -  1
Hardiness Zone
3  -  7
Best Uses
Landscape, Rockery

Culture guide

Usage

FastraX perennial, plants for the rock garden, that attract bees, pot plants

Sow time

Green pots: January- June; Flowering pots: Early August- Mid September for flowering in 8th week.

Sowing method

1-3 seeds per plug

Germination

6-12 days at 65-70 °F (18-21 °C). Sow 3-5 seeds per cell in well-drained media. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Finish plugs at 62-65 °F (16-18 °C). Do not over water.

Growing on

Transplant into well-drained media. Once established, grow on at 55-65 °F (13-18 °C). Snowfix does not require vernalization for flowering.

Media

Use a well-drained, growing perennial substrate, pH: 6.0-6.5.

Temperature

Grow at 12-15 °C or outdoors. In winter indoors frost free at 3-5 °C or outdoors. Outdoor fleece cover needed. In spring the plants start to grow (from week 51 possible) for 9-11 weeks at 8-10 °C or for 5-6 weeks at 15-18 °C.

Fertilization

Moderate fertilization levels are required.


Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.

The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.

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