Belamkand flower - planting and care
Gardeners, amateurs with experience, probably did not forget the beginning of the zero years, when the population had already stopped planting their plots with potatoes and cucumbers and returned flowers.
Well, there is a demand - there will be a supply, but the nursery of the same was the Cosmos pavilion at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements, where you could buy seeds, and seedlings, and adult plants, among which the imperial purple grouse that existed only on paper and in a sick imagination stood out especially tulips and terry liverworts for three pennies, licked from the Internet and painted in the colors of sick sellers' imagination. But you could buy something sensible.
A packet of seeds with the inscription "Leopard Lily" attracted me with the restrained beauty of the depicted flower.
The name is in small letters - Belamcanda chinensis - first alerted; however, on the bag it was reported that this is a rhizome of the iris family.
Of course, the term itself Leopard Lily unsuccessful; I do not know whether you can now buy belamkanda under this name. Subsequently, I learned that the classification was revised, and now it is called Iris domestica. However, as far as I know the plant market, it takes a year, not five years, and not even ten, to get used to the new name of the old plant.
With your permission, I will use the old name.
Reference by topic: Lilies - planting and care, varieties and species
Cultivation of seedlings was not difficult, 5 emerged from 3 seed after the planting in February. Black seedling did not marvel at the black stalk (there was no crowding of seedlings, too high temperatures and waterlogging), and in May the seedlings safely moved to the garden.
Belamkanda grew very fast, acquiring a clear resemblance to irises, some insects did not attempt it, the mushrooms did not seem to touch either.
It was nice to know that it can bloom in the year of sowing - one of the plants has blossomed, but I don’t know if this early maturity is good. Despite the fact that the Belamkanda hibernates well, it was this plant that fell in the first winter.
The place was sunny, the soil fertile, and, starting next year, I had no problems with flowering.
She blossomed really beautiful.
A large yellowish flower with dark brown spots, as I understand it, reminded someone of a leopard skin; my fantasy was not so violent, however. Actually flowering lasted about a month.
Seeds of Belamkanda
Belamkanda easily forms seeds.
They look like small black shiny balls, stay on the dried flower stalk for a long time (and a flower stalk, by the way, about a meter in height) and directly on it go under the snow. But I did not observe samoseva alone, and I could not sprout the collected seeds even once, although I tried spring planting, and sowed it under snow. Seems like seeds need more heat to mature.
The main disadvantage of belamkanda as a garden plant is, in addition to troubles with seeds, a short lifespan - about 5 years. This means that at the age of 4 years, the rhizome must be dug up, divided, like all irises do, and planted again. In light of the foregoing, it is clear why this plant is very rare.
And despite this, I can safely say that belamikanda will be a very good material primarily for beginners of floriculture.
Growing tiger lilies - planting and care: tips and reviews of flower growers
Tiger, but ... home
One of the important pluses for cultivating the tiger lily is its ability to quickly forcing out at home.
Flowering after the emergence of sprouts occurs already in 45-65 days (in "tiger" hybrids - after 65-70 days), while in other species of lilies buds will have to wait an average of six months.
Usually, forcing out the tiger lily, I start in October (literally starting from the autumn you-kopki).
I choose the most dense three-year-old bulbs of the tiger lily and plant each in a separate pot with a diameter of 15-20 cm (depending on the size of the bulb) and a height of 18-20 cm (better - plastic). Drainage is mandatory - 1 cm claydite.
If the bulbs are small, then in one container you can land two or three pieces at once.
The substrate is prepared from equal parts of soddy soil, lowland (slightly acidic) peat, leaf land and river sand.
The bulb is buried on 4-5 cm and pour the substrate layer into 1 cm.
I put the pots in a cool room on the windowsill (where + 7 ... + 8 deg.). If possible, I cover the surface of the soil with wet sphagnum without covering the growth point.
Periodically I moisten the soil.
After the appearance of sprouts, the temperature in the room is gradually increased to + 18 ... + 20 degrees. And then I put the backlight on, extending the daylight hours to eight to nine hours.
I make sure that the soil is a bit damp, but I do not overflow it! I use water at the stagnant room temperature.
As soon as the leaves appear, every ten days I introduce 1-2 g of nitroammophoski under the plant or by 1 tsp. diluted with water five times Mullein (alternating fertilizers).
Bulbs can be planted in pots and after a short (no more than 1,5 month) storage in the refrigerator, which will allow to stretch the flowering of plants over time. In the future, these lilies with regular transplants can be used repeatedly for distillation.
Usually the coloring of the Tigers Lily and its hybrids lasts 30-35 DAYS. BUT IF KEEPING PLANTS IN THE ROOM WITH TEMPERATURE IS NEAR + 10 GRAD., COLORING CAN BE EXTENDED ON 7-8 DAY.
© Author: Irina GURIEVA, Comp. Department of berry crops All-Russian Research Institute of Horticulture. I.V. Michurina
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