Dobilinė gomfrena – Gomphrena globosa

Dobilinė gomfrena

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDobilinė gomfrena
Latin plant nameGomphrena globosa L.
English plant nameGlobe Amaranth
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • 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
  • violet
  • 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
Blooming period3 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months3
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation method: seeds. Not typical annual flower. Seeds are sown indoors in March – April. Seeds stay viable for 3 years. 250-300 seeds per 1 gram. Seeds germinate within 2 weeks. The sprouts are replanted outdoors in the middle of May. Frost hardy. Flowers begin blooming 2-3 months after seedling.

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