Garden cloves have become the starting material for most new shapes. Thanks to it, we became aware of the repair species, which are usually given on Victory Day, and Szabo cloves, which are so often found in flowerbeds. Modern varieties for garden cultivation have passed a century of hybridization.
An orchard clove is a short-lived perennial plant, which is often grown for no more than two seasons. In terms of structure, it is a small bush, whose stems reach a height of 45-60 cm. The root system is poorly developed. The depth of the roots is 10-20 cm. Large, terry flowers come in the most diverse colors. They can be placed alone, or be collected in inflorescences of 2-5 pieces.
Breeding work on new varieties is practically not carried out at present. Despite this, there are enough varieties with different colors, the quality of which has been tested for years.
For planting garden cloves, any bright area of your flower bed is suitable. Despite its love for warmth, the plant can easily withstand a temperature drop of -3°. Avoid applying fresh manure to the soil when growing.
The rest of the manure can be handled very well. On poor, clayey soils, on the contrary, it cannot grow and will soon die. It cannot be said that the flower is indifferent to watering, but it will also not be able to withstand excess moisture.
As a rule, cloves are grown from seeds, but you can find ready seedlings on sale. In order to ensure that the plant pleases you with its early and prolonged flowering, the seeds begin to be sown in January.
They are very small, so you need to sow them on the soil surface. The germination rate remains for about three years, but it is better to use the seedlings from last year for sowing.
The sowing mixture is prepared from sod soil, peat, sand and pepper in the proportion of 2:2:1:1. The seedlings appear after about five days. The young seedlings dive twice before being planted in the ground. They are permanently planted at the end of April, when the threat of backfreezing will pass.
In landscape design, the garden carnation is not the last place. It is a frequent guest of flowerbeds and slaves. Short forms look great among the rocks on the alpine slides. If desired, compact shrubs can fit into any landscape.
She looks great in group plantings with roses and other flowers. The height of the plant allows it to be beautifully used in combination with flowering annuals such as velvet, petunias, nasturtium.
Bright shrubs will fit perfectly into a Japanese stony garden in the form of single plantings. Flowering islets will remain ornamental throughout the summer season.
The shallow depth of the root system allows the use of clove shrubs for growing in a tub or large cachepot. It looks especially spectacular in this version on the open terrace.
The cut flowers look very beautiful. They are used for bouquets and other compositions. In this condition they do not lose their decorative effect for about a week.