Tuščiaviduris rūtenis – Corydalis cava

Tuščiaviduris rūtenis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameTuščiaviduris rūtenis
Latin plant nameCorydalis cava (L.) Schweigg. et Korte
English plant nameRound Birthwort
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Half heliophobic
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
  • green
Blossom color
  • red, red tints
  • violet
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitylittle decorative
Ornamentality duration, months3
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, tubers. Tubers are dug up after leaves desiccate (between June and July) and stored in pots with sand and peat. Tubers are planted (at 5 cm depth and 8-10 cm distance) between the end of August and September. Small tuber should be planted separately. 500-600 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 3 - 5 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown in boxes or beds in Autumn. Boxes are stored outdoors during Winter. Seedlings do not like replantation. It is advisable to seed seeds to the final growing place. Seedlings begin blooming in the third year.

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