During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the the Erodium petraeum can bear temperatures a few 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.Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.
Generalities Erodium petraeum
These plants are used in rock gardens. This plant in the summer assumes a purple colouring; it is large in size and can reach 20 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. The Erodium petraeum has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much.
Fertilization Erodium petraeum
In the spring letís 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.
Watering Erodium petraeum
Letís avoid watering the the Erodium petraeum excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
Treatments Erodium petraeum
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 arenít 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.
Soil Erodium petraeum
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
Notes Erodium petraeum
If desired, we can grow the the Erodium petraeum in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.