Pilkoji leukonija – Matthiola incana

Pilkoji leukonija

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePilkoji leukonija
Latin plant nameMatthiola incana (L.) R.Br.
English plant nameHoary Stock
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • gray
Blossom color
  • white
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • red, red tints
  • violet
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
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. 600 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 4-6 grams of seeds sown. Seeds stay viable for 5-6 years. Seeds of winter species are sown in boxes in greenhouses between the end of March and early in April. Seeds of summer species are sown in between February and March. Seeds germinate within 7 days at 16-18°C. Self-pollinated flower. Seed yield is 7-40 g for a square meter.

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