Žydrasis gvazdikas – Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Žydrasis gvazdikas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameŽydrasis gvazdikas
Latin plant nameDianthus gratianopolitanus Vill.
English plant nameThe Cheddar Pink
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Borders
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Cemetery
  • Rockery, retaining walls
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
  • short – 21-40 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • gray
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
  • striped
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division (runners), cuttings. Species with double blossom do not mature seeds. 600 - 800 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 8 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown in beds between April and May. Seeds germinate within 8-12 days. Seeds stay viable for 2-3 years. Propagation by runners is used between June and August. Stem should be bent to the ground and part of it covered with soil. The sharp bend will often induce rooting. Cuttings are taken in early June and they root in hot beds or greenhouses in peat, sand or mixed substrate.

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