Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Petrocoptis glaucifolia, Petrocoptis

Common Name: Petrocoptis

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Genus: Petrocoptis

Species: glaucifolia

Characteristics of Plant
A cute blooming plant that would be perfect for a rock garden or a border. This is a plant that is small in stature, but big on blooming. The leaves are a greyish-green color that forms clusters of small flowers above. Flowers are generally pink, but some forms can produce white flowers.

Usually blooms from seed first year.

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http://www.seedsite.eu/

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
14-24 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
3 - 6 inches

Plant Form
Ground Cover

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Lt. Pink

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Butterflies
Bees

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Hanging Baskets
Planters

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