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Malcolmia maritima

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plant just below the surface of the soil and keep moist until germination, which usually occurs within 10-15 days at 60-65 degrees F. For continuous blooming, plant a new crop every 4 weeks. In mild climates, sow in late fall for early spring blooms.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. Mature plants are fairly drought tolerant, but also appreciate watering in dry weather. This plant makes an attractive ground cover as well as excellent choice for small, shallow spaces.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flower fades, slender seed ponds will develop. As soon as the pods begin to dry out, collect them and remove the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Malcolmia maritima

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 70,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 6 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $4.80 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.40 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $9.60 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $36.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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Because of its rapid growth and appealing fragrance, this plant has been a special favorite of young gardeners for generations. The genus name "Malcomia" honors William Malcom, the founder of a seed company based in 18th century London. The species name "maritima" refers to this Mediterranean plant's affinity for the seashore.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plant just below the surface of the soil and keep moist until germination, which usually occurs within 10-15 days at 60-65 degrees F. For continuous blooming, plant a new crop every 4 weeks. In mild climates, sow in late fall for early spring blooms.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. Mature plants are fairly drought tolerant, but also appreciate watering in dry weather. This plant makes an attractive ground cover as well as excellent choice for small, shallow spaces.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flower fades, slender seed ponds will develop. As soon as the pods begin to dry out, collect them and remove the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Malcolmia maritima

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 70,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 6 Inches

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