Catananche, an extremely interesting plant, for your pot or garden, that deserves to be more popular
Catananche is a very beautiful, delicate flower, with a conquering purple. It deserves to be more popular and widespread because it is very durable.
Catananche is a bushy, compact plant, about 60-70 cm tall. Its leaves at the base form a wide rosette. They are lanceolate, entire or pinnate, hairy and gray, like the stems.
The leaves on the floral stems are narrow, with about 1-2 teeth on both sides. The flowers are light blue or purple-blue, similar to purple. The central disc of the inflorescence ensures an absolutely superb contrast because it is purple-blackish.
The flowers of this beautiful plant open in the morning and at noon, around 12 or 13, they close. The next morning, they open again. This makes the plant much more special.
Its flowering takes place in summer.
The culture of this flower
The plants are produced from seeds, root cuttings, and bush divisions. It is best to sow in May-June in pots, seedlings, or solariums, in light and sandy soil. The sunrise takes place in about two weeks.
Seedlings are made in autumn, from thick roots that fragment into 6-8 cm portions. In order to take root, it is planted in sandy soil placed in boxes or directly in the nursery. The following spring, when the shoots are about 4-5 cm long, the flower is planted in pots.
Fractionation of adult plants is done in September or spring, at the beginning of germination. The planting material obtained is planted in the garden at the final place, autumn or spring. The distances between plants are 30-35 cm. Plants are replaced at about 3-4 years because they are not longer than that.
Use of this beautiful flower
Catananche is a beautiful flower that can beautify your yard or garden. The cut flowers are very appreciated in a fresh or dried state. The landscaping is placed in groups, solitary, floral spots, mixed borders.
There are a lot of combinations that you can make from natural stone, beautiful flowers, but also on flowery walls.
We also present a beautiful photo gallery with delicate and beautiful flowers that we recommend you plant in the yard of your house. It is drought-resistant, beautiful, and can beautify your household.
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