Pavasarinė leukoja – Leucojum vernum

Pavasarinė leukoja

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePavasarinė leukoja
Latin plant nameLeucojum vernum L.
English plant nameOrange Lily
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • 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
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 by filial bulbs. Seeds are sown after picking up outdoors in Autumn. Thin layer of soil is spread on. The flower begins blooming in 4-5 years. Propagated by daughter bulbs between August and September. Bulbs are planted at 10 cm depth and 10-15 cm space between bulbs. Planted bulbs should be covered with peat or branches before winter. The best time for planting bulbs is between June and August. Bulbs could be planted in November if Autumn is warm. Good quality bulbs are heavy in weight, without roots and stems, covered with scales, without diseases.

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