Fortūno melsvė – Hosta fortunei

Fortūno melsvė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameFortūno melsvė
Latin plant nameHosta fortunei (Baker.) Bailey
English plant namePlantainlily
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Borders
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Water bodies and coastal
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • wet soils
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 40 to 50
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
  • striped
Blossom color
  • white
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 period1 month
General ornamentalityvery decorative
Ornamentality duration, months7
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: scrub division, seeds. Scrub is divided in small pieces with 1or 2 growth buds or shoots with several roots. Some species do not mature seeds. Seeds are sown after picking up in Autumn or in Spring after stratification during winter. Habit characteristics of seedlings usually differ from a parent plant. The first year seedlings grow indoors. Plants from seeds become parent plan in 4 years.

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