AUBRIETIA Rich Rose (Fothergills)
Great spring bulb companion
Unbeatable spring colour for edging and rock gardens. Great as ground cover or tumbling over low walls. .
Botanical Name: A. x cultorum
Contents: Average 200 seeds
Sow Indoors: Feb to April
Sow Outdoors: April to June
Flower/Harvest: March to June the following year
Hints and Tips: Sow indoors for surest results, February-April, 0.5cm deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-35 days. Pot on individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm (3") pots. Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, September-October, 30cm (1') apart. Or, sow outdoors, April-June, in a seed bed, 0.5cm deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm apart, before planting out to flowering position in autumn. Flowers: March-June, the following year."