Pilkoji veronika – Veronica incana

Pilkoji veronika

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePilkoji veronika
Latin plant nameVeronica incana L.
English plant nameSilver Speedwell
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 10 to 15
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • gray
Blossom color
  • violet
  • blue, blue 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
Grouplogn-lived perennial (grown 7 and more years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds and cuttings, scrub division. Seeds are sown in boxes or hotbeds in Spring. 4000 - 5000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Seeds are small. Seeds are spread on the surface of the soil and gently pressed. Young plants are replanted to the final growing place in Spring after 1 year. The flower is propagated by non-woody 4-7 cm long cuttings between May and July. Rooting percentage is 80 – 100. Scrub is divided during replantation. Veronica incana is easy propagated by scrub division.

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