Darželinė blizgė – Lunaria annua

Darželinė blizgė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDarželinė blizgė
Latin plant nameLunaria annua L.
English plant nameHonesty
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 30 to 40
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • tall - 61-80 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • violet
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupnone
Bioecological groupBiennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. Self-sowing plant. Unaria annua usually stay escape plant. Seeds are sown in beds outdoors or in the final growing place between May and July. Only young sprouts are replanted. The flower can not stand transplantation in second year’s Spring. Seedlings are thin out if seeds are sown in the final growing place at a distance of 30 - 40 cm. As an annual flower it is sown in boxes in March or pots in greenhouses, outdoors in May.

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