Karčioji rudgrūdėlė – Iberis amara

Karčioji rudgrūdėlė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameKarčioji rudgrūdėlė
Latin plant nameIberis amara L.
English plant nameBitter Candytuft
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 10 to 15
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • violet
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 period2 months
General ornamentalitylittle decorative
Ornamentality duration, months2
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation method: seeds. 350 - 400 seeds per 1 gram. Seeds stay viable for 2-4 years. 1000 seedlings per 5 grams of seeds sown. Cross-pollinated flower, isolation distance is 100-300 m. The seeds are sown in Autumn or Spring in flower beds. The sprouts could be replanted. The seeds are sown in pots between March and April. Seeds germinate within 7-10 days. Seed yield is 3 g per plant, 25-30 g for a square meter.

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