Gumbinė begonija – Begonia tuberhybrida hort.

Gumbinė begonija

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameGumbinė begonija
Latin plant nameBegonia tuberhybrida hort.
English plant nameTuberous Begonias
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Borders
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 30 to 40
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • orange
  • red, red tints
  • violet
  • blue, blue 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 period5 months
General ornamentalityvery decorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupshort-lived perennial (grown 2-4 years)
Bioecological groupNo hardy perennials
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: tuber parts (in Spring). Seeds are sown in January. Seeds are very small. 60000-80000 seeds per 1 gram. Seeds stay viable for 3-4 years. Seeds are spread on the surface of the soil and pressed. Seeds germinating at 18-20°C. Small seedlings are pricked up twice with pincete. It is propagated by tuber parts in March when flowers begin to grow in pots. Every tuber part should have 1-2 shoots. Wounds should be fumigated.

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