Dimorfoteka or Kapa Marigold is a very beautiful and bright plant, which belongs to the Aster family. It will be a great addition to any garden collection, unpretentious, does not require special care, flowering lasts until the fall and goes well with other plants.
Dimorfoteka: how to grow from seed and when to plant a flower?
The plant is propagated by seeds, which are collected at the end of summer, after flowering is completed. Due to the fact that the maturation of the baskets is uneven, the collection should be carried out in several stages, while it should be borne in mind that the seeds are very easy to crumble, so you need to work carefully. Self-sowing may occur, but seedlings do not always spring, as some seeds do not tolerate frost. If you want to preserve the decorativeness of a certain variety, you need to pre-select early-flowering specimens with large flowers to collect seeds. And in order not to confuse them, it is necessary to tie a colored ribbon on the stalk.
Plant seeds can be seeded right in the ground, around the end of April. However, to start the flowering process in June, seedlings must be grown from seeds in containers at home. Perfectly and outdoor greenhouse, covered with several layers of film.
When growing seedlings on the windowsill, you need to sow the seeds in the ground and slightly deepen, after about 3-4 weeks the first shoots begin to appear. To prevent excessive stretching of the sprouts, the containers are transferred to a cool place. As soon as 2 full leaflets appear on the plants, you can begin to dive.
Dimorfoteka: landing and care behind the flower
- After the frosts have passed, it is necessary to transplant the plant to sunny areas, but care must be taken not to injure weak roots. It should be remembered that the dimorfote perceives the transplant very poorly, and the injured roots will recover for a long time, but most often the plant dies.
- Growing from seed and planting does not require special skills, but you need to be very careful. When choosing a soil there are practically no restrictions, it is desirable to choose an air and moisture permeable substrate. Between planted plants should be a distance of about 10 cm.
- Experienced gardeners are advised to immediately plant the seeds in special peat pots for several pieces, so as not to injure the roots once again during planting. The beginning of flowering occurs in about a couple of months after the seedlings have been transplanted.
- Dimorfoteka is a heat-loving and light-loving plant, and for planting it is worth picking up open areas, the southern side of the garden would be an ideal option. Under natural conditions, these bright and extraordinarily beautiful flowers grow in loose soil, which is dominated by rubble, so moisture accumulates at great depths. Adult plants have rather long and powerful roots that can get moisture at great depths.
- If the dimorpoteka is grown on well-fertilized soils, very large bushes develop, and flowering will be weak. It is worth remembering that flowers do not tolerate an increased level of humidity, both air and soil, so watering should be moderate.
- In order not only to prolong the flowering period of the dimorphological library, but also to preserve the decorativeness of a certain variety, it is necessary to periodically remove faded baskets. Such actions stimulate the emergence of new bottles, and the plant also becomes more attractive.
- Beautiful and bright photos of the dimorphological garden attract gardeners, but do not forget that the plant needs to be weeded regularly and weeds removed, which can simply drown it. Very carefully, it is necessary to approach the watering and make the correct schedule, as if excessive moisture can begin to rot the roots and the plant will simply die. Every 4-5 days you need to irrigate the flowers, and in rainy weather, you need to take measures to prevent over-wetting of the soil.
- The plant loves. Under the condition of regular dressings, the formation of buds is enhanced. For this purpose, it is recommended to choose potassium nitrate. Most gardeners prefer to grow dimorfoteku, because it is not only very beautiful, but also has excellent resistance to various pests. However, the plant can suffer from such troubles as root rotting, which occurs under the condition of a strong overwetting of the soil.
Cape marigolds are very beautiful, therefore they are often used in gardening of a personal plot, garden decorations and are ideal for group plantings. Dimorfoteka will be a bright addition to flowerbeds, balconies and borders. Since the plant is drought tolerant, it is perfect for adding stony gardens and Moorish lawn.