Didžiažiedė portulaka – Portulaca grandiflora

Didžiažiedė portulaka

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDidžiažiedė portulaka
Latin plant namePortulaca grandiflora Hook.
English plant nameCommon Portulaca
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 10 to 15
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
  • red, red tints
  • violet
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 period3 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. Seeds are sown in boxes in February. Seeds germinate within 5-15 days. Sprouts are replanted outdoors in May. Seedlings begin blooming in 2,5-3 months. The flower is self-sowing. 10000 - 13000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Cross-pollinated flower, isolation distance is 200 m. Seeds are selected by hand in mornings. Seed yield is 30-10 g for a square meter.

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