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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Lobularia maritima
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 3-6 inches
Location and soil: sun; average soil
Uses: bedding, border, edging, containers, fragrance
Bloom time: late spring-early fall
Color range: lavender, purple, rose, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last heavy spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last heavy spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7 days
Germination temp.: 75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 4-5 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: shear plants back lightly in mid-summer to promote a longer blooming period; tolerates light frost

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