Alpinis gvazdikas – Dianthus alpinus

Alpinis gvazdikas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameAlpinis gvazdikas
Latin plant nameDianthus alpinus L.
English plant nameAlpine Pink
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division, cuttings. Seeds are sown indoors in April or in beds in May. 800-1000 seeds per 1 gram. Seeds germinate within 1 week. Seeds stay viable for 4 years. Seeds do not mature every year in Lithuania. The easiest way to propagate is by cuttings in indoors. Rooting lasts for about 3-4 weeks. Propagation by scrub is difficult.

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