Darželinė notra – Stachys macrantha

Darželinė notra

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDarželinė notra
Latin plant nameStachys macrantha (K.Koch.) Stearn.
English plant namePycnostachys
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 30 to 40
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • gray
Blossom color
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division by rhizome, cuttings. Seeds are sown in Autumn or Spring. 1000 - 1200 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 3 - 4 grams of seeds sown. The space between plants should be 5 - 8 cm. After a few years they are replanted to the final growing place. Propagation by scrub division is used when transplanting plant. The flower is propagated by cuttings between May and June. Cuttings should be taken without bottom leaves, upper leaves are shortened. Cuttings are potted in soil leaving some space. Watering should be regulated. Rooting percentage is low.

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