Gulsčioji veronika – Veronica prostrata

Gulsčioji veronika

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameGulsčioji veronika
Latin plant nameVeronica prostrata L.
English plant nameProstrate Speedwell
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
  • violet
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds and cuttings. Seeds are sown in boxes or hotbeds in Spring. 4000 - 5000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Seeds are small. Seeds are spread on the surface of the soil and gently pressed. Young plants are replanted to the final growing place in Spring after 1 year. The flower is propagated by non-woody 4-7 cm long cuttings between May and July. Rooting percentage is 80 – 100.

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