Didžioji nasturtė – Tropaeolum majus

Didžioji nasturtė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDidžioji nasturtė
Latin plant nameTropaeolum majus L.
English plant nameIndian Cress
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Cemetery
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 40 to 50
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • orange
  • red, red tints
  • purple
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
  • autumn - September - October
Blooming period3 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Self-sowing flower. 10 - 15 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 250 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown to the final growing place in 30 - 50 cm distance after the last frosts. The flower can grow in pots. After replantation it should be watered. Seeds germinate within 2 weeks, seedlings begin blooming in 40 - 50 days, seeds mature in 40 - 50 days.

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