Puošnioji lėja – Layia elegans

Puošnioji lėja

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePuošnioji lėja
Latin plant nameLayia elegans Torr.et A.Gray
English plant nameShowy Tidytips
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Pods
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • yellow, yellow tints
Blooming time
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation method: seeds. Seeds stay viable for 3 years. Seeds germinate within 2 weeks. Seeds are sown into seed beds between April and the end of May. Seedling replantation is not recommended. In order to have flowers blooming early, seeds are sown into pots in February. Flowers are replanted without root destruction from pots in May.

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