Darželinė aubretė – Aubrieta x cultorum

Darželinė aubretė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDarželinė aubretė
Latin plant nameAubrieta x cultorum Bergm.
English plant nameAubrieta
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 25
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • red, red tints
  • violet
  • blue, blue tints
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, cuttings. 3000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 3 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown in hotbed in Autumn or in hotbed or beds in Spring. Seeds are very small, therefore thin layer of soil (about 0.5 cm) is spread. Seedlings are planted to the final growing place in June. The flower begins to bloom next year. The flower is propagated by cuttings between May and July. 5-7 cm long cuttings are taken from top shoots. Cuttings are rooted in hotbeds.

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