B and T World Seeds' reference number:
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
br. PINK, 5 spoon shaped petals
|Height, in meters: 0.3
Height, in feet: 0.99
|Saponaria calabrica sales history
Common names for Saponaria calabrica:
|Saponaria Hellas Rose,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|9||: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|46||: Mediterranean Natives and Introduced Plant Seeds|
|80||: South West European Native and Introduced Plants|
|130||: Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)|
|131||: Toxic Plants|
|Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|952||: Wholesale Selection|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Saponaria calabrica seeds will usually germinate in 10-21 days.
Saponaria calabrica seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
(Pre-chill for 3 weeks).