Melsvasis šilokas – Sedum sieboldii

Melsvasis šilokas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameMelsvasis šilokas
Latin plant nameSedum sieboldii Sweet.
English plant nameStonecrop
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Cemetery
  • Rockery, retaining walls
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
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
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Most species of Sedum mature seeds. Seeds are small. 8000 -10000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Sedum Telephium and other subspecies of Sedum maximum do not mature seeds in Lithuania. Seeds are very small, therefore, thin layer of soil is not spread, only gently pressed. Seeds are sown in Spring or in early Autumn. Seedlings are very small. Seedlings are replanted when the first true leaves appear. Flowers are replanted to the final growing place in 2 years. Flowers are propagated by cuttings in hotbeds in Spring or Autumn. Propagation time is very important. Tall type flowers, especially those which stems became hollow are mostly propagated in Spring. Flowers that have creepy stems are propagated in Spring and Summer. For this propagation method (in summer) top of stems are used.

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