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Western moss heather Cassiope mertensiana

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Exposure Western moss heatherPosizione ombreggiata
Plant which favours shady spots, avoid exposing it to direct sunrays, especially during the warmest hours of the day. Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year.

Generalities Western moss heather
The Western moss heather has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. Western moss heather Is an evergreen; during spring iIt assumes a white colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 15 cm high. These plants are used in rock gardens.

Fertilization Western moss heather
In the spring letís fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.

Watering Western moss heatherTenere Umido
Water regularly, every The , wetting the ground deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , always waiting for the soil to be dry before watering; avoid leaving stagnant water. These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.

Treatments Western moss heather
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.

Soil Western moss heather
Letís cultivate our plants in a specific soil for acidophilic plants, with an average drainage.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
4
1
3
0
0
1
continental
3
2
3
0
0
1
mediterranean
2
3
3
0
0
1

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Notes Western moss heather

If we want we can cultivate the The Western moss heather in a container. We suggest cultivating the The Western moss heather in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean

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