Pilkasis snaputis – Geranium cinereum

Pilkasis snaputis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePilkasis snaputis
Latin plant nameGeranium cinereum Cav.
English plant nameGrayleaf Crane’s-Bill
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Water bodies and coastal
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • wet soils
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
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
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division. Seeds are sown after picking up, because viability percentage of seeds declines later. Seeds germinate within 20-40 days. Scrub is divided in Spring. 100 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 20 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown in Autumn. Seeds germinate within 6-10 months.

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