Puošnioji sniegžydrė – Chionodoxa forbesii

Puošnioji sniegžydrė

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant namePuošnioji sniegžydrė
Latin plant nameChionodoxa forbesii Baker
English plant nameSnow Glory
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 10 to 15
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
  • red, red tints
  • violet
  • blue, blue tints
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months3
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupBulbous and corm
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, bulbs. The flower grows about 2-4 new bulbs during vegetation. Bulbs are planted at 5-8 cm depth and 5 cm space. Bulbs are dug up after blooming. If bulbs are not planted, they should be stored in dark and dry place at +17°C temperature. Bulbs are dug up in the end of blooming. Flower can grow in the same place very long.

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