Hupso saulainė – Helenium hoopesii

Hupso saulainė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameHupso saulainė
Latin plant nameHelenium hoopesii A.Gray.
English plant nameOwls Claws
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 30 to 40
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • orange
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, cuttings. The flower is propagated in Spring, even in Summer. The cuttings (green and non woody, 4-6 cm long) are taken and rooted in beds. Rooting percentage is about 70-80 percents. Seeds are sown in beds or boxes in Autumn. Thin layer (0.5 cm) of soil is spread on top. 400 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 8 grams of seeds sown. 800 - 1000 seeds per 1 gram (Helenium autumnale), 1000 seedlings per 4 - 6 g of seeds sown. Seedlings are pricked out in beds when 2-3 true leaves appear. The seedlings could be pricked out 2 times. The seedlings are planted to the final growing place in the second year. The flower can grow to 5 years in the same.

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