Birulė aguona – Papaver rhoeas

Birulė aguona

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameBirulė aguona
Latin plant namePapaver rhoeas L.
English plant nameCorn Poppy
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
  • tall - 61-80 cm
  • very tall – 81 cm and over
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
  • autumn - September - October
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division. Seeds are sown in beds in Spring or Autumn. Seeds are very small. 8000 - 10000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Young sprouts are replanted. Seeds should be thinned out if seeds are sown in the final growing place, Papaver alpinum at a distance of 15 - 20 cm, Papaver nudicaule at a distance of 20 - 25 cm, Papaver orientale at a distance of 35 - 40 cm. Papaver nudicaule and Papaver alpinum are self-sowing flowers. Papaver orientale sometimes is propagated by scrub division in August. Roots should be protected from damage.

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