Lavatera cultivation from seed.
Lavatera is one of the fastest growing unpretentious annual flowers, which are used if you need to quickly decorate the empty space and did not allow weeds to grow. Used in flowerbeds to create a natural or natural garden.They grow very quickly and modern bright varieties of these annuals create spectacular color spots in landscape design. Looks great in the background of the flower bed, has a beautiful decorative foliage.
Laureate annual there is a white, pink and dark pink color and has flowers that look like bells. This is a tall plant, grows from 60 cm to 1 m, it bushes and blooms almost all summer from July to September. Constantly formed new buds. To grow flowers that bloom all summer, you need to regularly remove the flowering inflorescences.
Lavatera seed growing
- Lavatera is easily grown from seed at home by seedlings - in this case, flower crops bloom earlier, in early June.
- Also sow seeds in spring in a permanent place,then the flowers will grow 1.5 months after planting.
This is a cold-resistant annual plant, so the seeds can be sown immediately in the spring into the soil. Also, this flower can be planted in the autumn, in the winter, into frozen, previously prepared grooves.
When to plant a plant for seedlings- The best time for growing laureates from seeds is the end of February - beginning of March.
When planting seedlings of annual lavaters in open ground- in the second half of May, when the threat of frost has passed.
Lavatera annual planting and care
Plant laureate need to be protected from the wind in a sunny place or in partial shade. Suitable for planting any well-drained soil.
Landing need to dig a shovel, the depth of the bayonet. For each square meter of flowerbed, you need to make 5 kg of ready-made compost or humus. Mineral fertilizers are also applied over the soil surface:
- 1 tablespoon of urea;
- 1 tablespoon of potassium sulfate;
- 1 tablespoon of sodium superphosphate;
- 2 tablespoons nitrofoski.
Level the landing site, make grooves 1 cm deep, spill them with boiling water. After the earth has cooled, pour seeds of annual flowers into the grooves or plant flower seedlings with a distance of 20-30 cm between seedlings, and then sprinkle with earth.
Latera planting and care when sowing seeds from seed to a flower bed requires thinning. When the first seedlings appear in 2 weeks, it is necessary to thin the flowerbed, leaving the plants with a distance of 20 cm between the seedlings. The flower grows with a bush, so it needs a place to grow.
Out of care - regular watering is mandatory, especially in dry weather.
This plant can multiply by self-sowing. After the flower bush grows in one place - in the fall they will fall to the ground with seeds, and the next year they will sprout on this place by themselves. Such cultivation from seeds is very convenient for busy gardeners.
Lavater is simply irreplaceable in the garden, it blooms profusely when the early spring flowers have already bloomed, and the later ones have not yet bloomed.