Kininis ratilis – Callistephus chinensis

Kininis ratilis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameKininis ratilis
Latin plant nameCallistephus chinensis (L.) Nees.
English plant nameChina Aster
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
  • tall - 61-80 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • orange
  • red, red tints
  • violet
  • blue, blue tints
  • 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
  • autumn - September - October
Blooming period5 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. The flower is a short day and a long vegetation plant. Seeds are sown in boxes in greenhouses or hotbeds in April. Seeds sown early are more viable. 300 - 500 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 5 grams of seeds sown. 2-4 kg seeds are sown per hectare outdoors and 0,8-1 kg per hectare indoors. Seeds germinate within 12-14 days. Seeds stay viable for 2-3 years. Seeds are sown at the 2 cm depth. There is no need to prick out seedlings, if the space between seedlings is large.

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