Skėtinis bėžis – Butomus umbellatus

Skėtinis bėžis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameSkėtinis bėžis
Latin plant nameButomus umbellatus L.
English plant nameFlowering Rush
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Water bodies and coastal
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • in water
  • wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 40 to 50
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • 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: scrub division. Plant of Lithuania‘s natural flora. 400- 600 seeds per 1 gram. The seeds are sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe, it usually germinates in the spring. The seed quickly loses its vitality if it is not kept moist. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a tray of water in the cold frame, planting them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be planted direct into their permanent positions. It is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are well rooted before planting them out in the summer.

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