Kekinė žydrė – Muscari neglectum

Kekinė žydrė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameKekinė žydrė
Latin plant nameMuscari neglectum Guss.ex Ton.
English plant nameGrape Hyacinth
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 8 to 10
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
  • blue, blue tints
Blooming time
  • early spring - March - April First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitylittle decorative
Ornamentality duration, months2
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupBulbous and corm
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, vegetative propagation. Corms are planted in beds at the 3 cm depth. Corms are planted at 6-8 cm depth and 10 cm distance in flowerbeds. Corms are replanted every 5-7 years. Seeds are sown after picking up, because viability percentage of seeds declines. The flower begins blooming in the third year. Selected large corms are stored at 20-25 °C before planting. The temperature is reduced to 17°C by 1 October. The room should be well-ventilated. Corms should be disinfected before planting.

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