Aubrentia (or, as it is also called, Obriet) is a beautiful perennial plant. Due to the abundant bloom, gardeners especially appreciate it and they strive to create a bright flower carpet at their dacha. Currently, there are a sufficient number of varieties of obriety, so you can choose a plant to your taste.
How to grow aubrencia from seed?
Seeds are one of the most common ways to grow aubrentia. They can be planted immediately in open ground or in a greenhouse. For sowing the optimum period is spring and late autumn. Seeds are planted at a distance of about 25 cm from each other. If you plant them in a greenhouse, you can wait for the first shoots on day 10, but the flowering will only come next year in spring. Aubrencia blooms for about 40 days, covering the site with small flowers, creating an amazing natural carpet.
Best of all, seedlings sprout in fairly light places and in light soils. Do not forget from time to time to moisten the substrate and make mineral fertilizers. If you don’t water enough, the seeds will die before the first shoots appear. Interestingly, this plant can be grown even on loggias and in winter gardens, securing a small corner of nature within the dwelling. If you decide to grow aubrentia from seed indoors, use a flower pot. Seeds are planted in a container for 2 - 3 months before the last frost, create a greenhouse using film and leave for growth.
Aubrentia: features of plant care
- Despite the fact that aubrentia is an unpretentious plant, it is necessary to care for it. So, it is better to choose a place for planting sufficiently sunny (but the short shadow of an Aubriet tolerates sufficiently firmness), and the substrate should not be too heavy. It is better for plants to give preference to slightly alkaline and well-drained soils with the addition of sand. If the land for cultivation is too heavy and sour, you can not wait for flowering.
- Aubrentia does not like drought, so without sufficient watering the plant can lose its decorative properties. This is especially true of hot days. But zealous with watering is also not worth it, because the overmoistening of the soil contributes to the abundant growth of greenery and poor flowering.
- Do not neglect fertilizers. During the season it is necessary to provide dressing of aubrentia approximately 3 times. The best time for fertilizers is autumn and spring. For feeding you can use the combined and mineral fertilizers sold in any flower shop. In order not to be mistaken with the choice, you can consult with the seller-consultant.
- Do not forget to remove damaged, dry leaves and flowers. After the end of flowering, be sure to cut the bushes - this will provide the best flowering next year. To prevent the plant from freezing during cold seasons, cover it with dry leaves. Remember that every year the bushes become less resistant to external environmental factors, therefore, in order to preserve its aubrentia, it is recommended to graft each year.
- For grafting use part of the shoots that remained after pruning. The cuttings are planted in a substrate of peat and sand, covered with a film, creating greenhouse conditions. They can be transplanted into open ground at the end of summer or early autumn at a distance of about 20 cm from each other.
- It is believed that the cultivation of aubrentia from seeds does not cause trouble either because it is not affected by pests and diseases. But sometimes you can meet powdery Russia and aphids. You can fight pests by using a solution of colloidal sulfur or industrial chemicals.
Aubrentia: photos of flowering plants
Aubrentia is a plant, the cultivation of which from seeds is not very difficult. Almost any beginner gardener can handle it. This plant is perfect for rock garden, decorating garden paths and creating a beautiful natural carpet on the lawn. Observing all the rules of growing aubrentia, you will turn your garden plot into a fabulous corner.