Darželinis margenis – Coleus blumei

Darželinis margenis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDarželinis margenis
Latin plant nameColeus blumei Benth.
English plant nameJacob's Coat
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Cemetery
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
ASSORTMENTmain
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
  • green
  • purple
  • variegated
  • striped
Blossom color
  • blue, blue 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
Groupshort-lived perennial (grown 2-4 years)
Bioecological groupNo hardy perennials
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: scrub division and seeds.. 3000 - 3400 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 0.5 gram of seed sown. Seeds germinate within 16-18 days at 20-24°C. Seedlings are planted outdoors in 30-35 cm distance after the last frosts. Moisture for seedlings should be abudant rich with neutral pH. The flower is sensitive to lack of fertilization. Scrub can be pruned. The flower could be propagated during vegetation period, but the best time is Spring. Parent plants grow in greenhouses during Winter at 15°C. It is not recommended to grow the flower in the same.

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