Daržinis krokas – Crocus sativus

Daržinis krokas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDaržinis krokas
Latin plant nameCrocus sativus L.
English plant nameSaffron Crocus
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 8 to 10
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
  • white
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • orange
  • violet
  • blue, blue tints
  • purple
  • striped
Blooming time
  • early spring - March - April First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitynon-decorative
Ornamentality duration, months1
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupBulbous and corm
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, filials and alternative corms. It is recommended to dig up corms every year. Almost every large corm produces two, three - four corms and from 50 to 10 daughter corms Seeds are sown at 0.5-1 cm depth after picking up in rich soil in Autumn. There is no need to prick out seedlings, if they are not overcrowded. Seedlings are replanted after 2-3 years to the final growing place. Seedlings begin blooming in 3 years.

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