Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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Description

These lovely little ground cover plants are a real joy to have in the garden. Growing to a maximum of around 6″ (15 cm) tall they have a compact but spreading habit. In May / June time they are covered with pretty pinky-white bell flowers which develop into bright red berries that are about the size of a pea. The berries usually ripen in two flushes – late July and late September – and are perfect for Cranberry jelly, sauces, preserves and, of course, drinks. Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

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Planting Directions:

Temperature: Sow at 64-71F for 2-4 wks, move to 24-39F for 4-6 wks, move to 41-53F for germination.

Average Germ Time: 8 – 12 weeks.

Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/8 – 1/4 inch maximum.

Sowing Rate: 2 – 3 seeds per plant. Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 48 – 72 inches

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quantity

100 seeds

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