Let's grow the the Aethionema grandiflorum outdoors; they can bear very harsh minimum temperatures, even when many degrees below zero. Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.Let's grow the the Aethionema grandiflorum in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.
Care Aethionema grandiflorum
These plants are used in rock gardens. Aethionema grandiflorum Is an evergreen; during spring iIt assumes a pinkwhite colouring; the adult specimens are large in size and reach 30 cm high. The Aethionema grandiflorum has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much.
Feed Aethionema grandiflorum
In the spring let’s fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.
Irrigation Aethionema grandiflorum
We suggest watering the the Aethionema grandiflorum every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
Adversity Aethionema grandiflorum
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there aren’t flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Substrate Aethionema grandiflorum
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
Cultivate Aethionema grandiflorum
If desired, we can grow the the Aethionema grandiflorum in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.