Mėlynžiedė katanankė – Catananche caerulea

Mėlynžiedė katanankė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameMėlynžiedė katanankė
Latin plant nameCatananche caerulea L.
English plant nameCupid’s-dart
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Borders
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 25
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • violet
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds and scrub division. Propagation by scrub is difficult. The flower is propagated by scrub division in Spring or Early Autumn (August). Seeds are sown in beds between May and June. 300 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 5 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown in cold beds in Spring. Seeds germinate within 2-3 weeks

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