Ylalapis flioksas – Phlox subulata

Ylalapis flioksas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameYlalapis flioksas
Latin plant namePhlox subulata L.
English plant nameMoss Pink Phlox
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
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
  • purple
Blooming time
  • spring - April Second Decade - June First Decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: scrub division and seeds, cuttings. Seeds are sown outdoors in beds in Spring or in pots in greenhouses. 3000-5000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 5 grams of seeds sown. Seeds germinate within 5-10 days Seeds germinate within 2-3 weeks. Seedlings are pricked out when 2 true leaves appear. Propagated by 3-4 cm long cuttings between May and August. Rooting percentage is 90-95. Propagartion by scrub division could be used during all vegetation period, except for blooming time. It can be divided every 3-4 years, in other cases the flower loses ornamentality.

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