|Lithuanian plant name||Gurgždantysis šilokas|
|Latin plant name||Sedum telephium L.|
|English plant name||Live-forever Stonecrop|
|TYPE OF PARTERRE|
|GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS|
|Spacing, cm||From 20 to 30|
|PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS|
- middle height – 41- 60 cm
|Habitus||flower with non-expressive habitus, for background|
- 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
|Blooming period||1 month|
|Ornamentality duration, months||5|
|Group||intermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)|
|Most species of Sedum mature seeds. Seeds are small. 8000 -10000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Sedum Telephium and other subspecies of Sedum maximum do not mature seeds in Lithuania. Seeds are very small, therefore, thin layer of soil is not spread, only gently pressed. Seeds are sown in Spring or in early Autumn. Seedlings are very small. Seedlings are replanted when the first true leaves appear. Flowers are replanted to the final growing place in 2 years.
Flowers are propagated by cuttings in hotbeds in Spring or Autumn. Propagation time is very important. Tall type flowers, especially those which stems became hollow are mostly propagated in Spring. Flowers that have creepy stems are propagated in Spring and Summer.
For this propagation method (in summer) top of stems are used.|