Annual plant stands up to 100cm. Terry blossoms with parchment reed flowers of various colors. Sowing the seeds in mid-March. Shoots appear in 7-10 days. Seedlings are planted in early June by the scheme 25x30cm. Flowering begins in 80 days and continues until frost. It is possible to sow directly into the ground, when the threat of frosts passes. Dry flower.
Gelikhrizum: growing from seeds at home Despite the impressive list positive qualities - resistance to drought and rain, long flowering, which is not afraid of light frosts, the cultivation of gelichrizum cannot be called very simple process... Seeds most often propagate only its annual species and varieties, and perennials are much easier to grow through cuttings. However, practicing gardeners have long found an approach to each variety and type of this plant.
At home, ampelous helihrizums are often grown, characterized by weakly branched stems up to 25 cm long, at the ends of which there are baskets of inflorescences. The flowering period is from late spring to mid-summer, they feel best in the sun, as a result of which the pots are placed on the balconies and window sills of the south side, and also need soil with low acidity and frequent application mineral fertilizers... Winter in apartments is tolerated without any problems, but on the street ampelous gelichrizum needs a dense "blanket" of coniferous branches and leaves.
Growing helihrizum at home begins with sowing it in March (for rare varieties - in early April) for seedlings, which requires moist soil from classic garden soil with sand and peat, with a predominance of sand, as well as large boxes. The seeds scatter arbitrarily, not all will sprout, so you should not be very afraid that they will interfere with each other at this stage. In this case, the sprouts hatch already on the 9-10th day, and they quickly gain strength, since after 5-6 days they can be dived into separate cups or small containers of 4-5 pieces, keeping a distance of 20 cm.