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KLARKIA – KOCHIA – COSMOS

KLARKIA

Klarkia (Clarkiapulchella), also known as a child, it grows up to the height 60 cm. It has slender flower shoots, thin, twisted leaves, lanceolate with an even edge or toothed, magnificent flowers, embedded singly in the leaf axils at the apex of the shoot. The seeds are sown in April or May in rows at a distance from each other 20-25 cm, we interrupt the seedlings, leaving them in the distance 20-25 cm. It blooms in 6-8 weeks after sowing. The cut flower clarkia is cut, when most of the flowers in the inflorescence are fully developed. Of the full-flowered varieties they are recommended: Albatros – White. Shiny – salmon scarlet, Dorothy – pink, Feuergarbe - copper scarlet, Laughing queen – salmon pink, Orange-koenik – orange-scarlet, Schalachkoenigin – orange-scarlet with a shade of salmon.

KOCHIA

Kochia (Kochia Scoparia), a glass of dust or a summer cypress, has highly branched stems, erected. It grows up to the height 80-120 cm, has a pyramidal shape. The entire plant is covered with silvery hairs. Leaves are equal, narrowly lanceolate. It is used as an ornamental plant, on low, trimmed hedges, for planting singly and in groups or as pot plants. Seeds are sown in April for a cold inspection or in May directly into the ground with a spacing of 30X50 cm.. It grows well in any sufficiently moist soil. The position is sunny or slightly shaded.

COSMOS

Cosmos (Cosmos), also known as the onset or the lure, is a plant with erect stems, highly branched. The most important species grown in gardens are: A doubly feathered cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) and the Sulfur Cosmos (Cosmos suphureus). The first of them grows up to the height 120 cm, branches strongly, leaves are small, pierzastosieczne, flowers collected in baskets, usually single, with silky petals Marginal lingual flowers, middle tubular, yellow. The inflorescence is large, in diameter 10-12 cm. Variations: Dazzler – lipstick, shiny, Gloria – pale pink with a purple-red blotch at the base, Pinkie – pale pink.

Sulfur cosmos, also called yellow, it grows up to the height 100 cm, branches strongly. The leaves are less incisive than the ones above, numerous inflorescences, but smaller (diameter 4-5 cm). Variations: Sunset – orange-scarlet flowers, Festival of Lights – a mixture of colors: yellow, orange and red, Fiesta – golden-yellow with red-orange streaks on the petals of the liger flowers.

Cosmos is sown in April in a cold inspection or directly into the ground in May at a distance 40 cm. Too dense emergence should be discontinued. It blooms from July to October. It can be sown or planted along fences or in groups. It grows best in moderately fertile and moderately moist soil; in fertile areas it blooms less.