OYSTERLEAF Mertensia maritima

OYSTERLEAF Mertensia maritima

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This very hardy perennial is often found along seashores from the far north of Canada to as far south as B.C., the Maritimes and New England. It is salt-tolerant and thrives in gravel and sand. Yet it also thrives in gardens in well-drained soil, even in warmer areas as far south as California. Makes an excellent plant for the front of the garden, or along the edges of pathways! Very limited supply!

Type: Hardy perennial

Hardiness zones: 3-7 

Location: Sun

Height: 4-6"

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: These seeds are fairly easy to germinate! Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just on the surface of your growing medium, and water. Do not bury the seeds as they require light to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil lightly moist during this entire germination period, and keep at 20C/68F. Seeds generally germinate 3-6 weeks after planting.

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