Kardalapis vilkdalgis – Iris ensata

Kardalapis vilkdalgis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameKardalapis vilkdalgis
Latin plant nameIris ensata Thunb.
English plant nameJapanese Iris
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Solitaire
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 30 to 40
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • tall - 61-80 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • violet
  • 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
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: rarely by seeds, scrub division. Roots are divided with 2-3 tufts of leaves. Very long roots are shortened. If the propagating material is sufficient the old roots are discarded. Scrubs are divided in Spring, Summer and Autumn. The flower is propagated after blooming and takes root quickly. Leaves are shortened, if the flower is propagated in Summer and Autumn. 20-30 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 100-120 grams of seeds sown. Iris seeds have long dormant period. Before sowing seeds should be soaked in water. Seeds germinate in 75-85 days.

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