Dvokiantysis eleboras – Helleborus foetidus

Dvokiantysis eleboras

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDvokiantysis eleboras
Latin plant nameHelleborus foetidus L.
English plant nameBear’s Root
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Half heliophobic
  • Heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 30 to 40
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • green
Blooming time
  • early spring - March - April First Decade
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division. Scrub is divided in the early Spring or between the end of August and September. Root system should be protected from damage. Seeds are big. 120 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 25 grams of seeds sown. Germination process of seeds is slow. The seeds are sown in Autumn or in boxes after stratification. The seeds begin germinating in 30-50 days. Non-stratified seeds begin germinating in 1-2 years. The seedlings are replanted in beds when 2 true leaves appear. The flower begins bloom in the third or fourth year. The plants are replanted in 3 - 4 years to the final growing place. The flower can grow to 7-10 years in the same.

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