Baltasis diktonas – Dictamnus albus

Baltasis diktonas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameBaltasis diktonas
Latin plant nameDictamnus albus L.
English plant nameDittany Fraxinella
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 40 to 50
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • tall - 61-80 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • 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
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Seed is best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. 400 - 600 seeds per 1 gram. Seed stratification lasts for 6 weeks and they are sown in a cold frame the spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 6 months at 15C. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them in the greenhouse for at least during their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Division can be done in spring. Take care since the plant resents root disturbance. The plant can also be divided in autumn. We have found it best to tease out divisions from the side of the clump to avoid the need to dig main clump up. Try to get divisions that already have formed roots. Pot them up in a greenhouse and grow them on for a year to make sure they are well established before planting them out. Root cuttings in November/December.

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