Kaukazinis vaistutis – Arabis caucasica

Kaukazinis vaistutis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameKaukazinis vaistutis
Latin plant nameArabis caucasica Schlecht.
English plant nameWall Rockcress
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 25
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • gray
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
  • blue, blue tints
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, cuttings. 4000 - 4800 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 2 - 3 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown in beds or hotbeds in Spring. They bloom next year. Some species do not mature seeds. Arabis ferdinandi-coburgi does not transmit breeding characteristics and is propagated by cuttings (3-5 cm long top shoot) between May and August. Rooting percentage is 100. The flower can be propagated by cuttings with woody stem in the final growing place. Propagation by scrub division is rare.

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