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A beautiful flower called Godetia is very loved among gardeners. This is an annual herbaceous plant from the family Kipreynye able to decorate any flower bed. It fits perfectly on the lawn, discounts, and tall specimens are good for cutting.

Godetia owes its name to the Swiss botanist C.H. Gode, who was one of the first to study this plant and classify it.

In gardening

Godetia is a striking representative of annual herbaceous plants, which is distinguished by a wide range of flower colors and long flowering. This plant is grown in gardens, on personal plots, flowerbeds, in mixborders, discounts. Undersized varieties in hanging baskets adorn balconies and terraces. The plant has high decorative properties, is popular in floriculture in many countries of the world. In addition, godetia is perfectly preserved in cut, in bouquets it costs up to 6 days. Tall godetsia are planted in the center of the flowerbed, dwarf varieties are closer to the edges of the flower garden.

In open ground, Godetia is cultivated on moist, fertile soil with neutral acidity. The plant prefers open sunny areas, but can grow well in partial shade. It does not tolerate drought and rainy weather. In the heat of Godezia, regular watering and spraying are needed. Lush flowering is achieved by the timely introduction of organic fertilizers, as well as the removal of faded and wilted peduncles.

Indoor cultivate dwarf low-growing varieties with a compact terrestrial part. Caring for indoor species of Godezia is simple, but it requires the gardener to master some of the rules for growing this crop. A pot of Godetia is placed on a windowsill on the west, east, or south side. For watering and spraying, it is necessary to use settled soft water at room temperature. The plant does not tolerate both excess water and moisture in the pot, and the strong drying of an earthen coma, so Godetia is not poured and not dried. To stimulate lush and prolonged flowering, you need to fertilize the room culture with complex fertilizers several times a month.

Seeds of two species of Godetia are usually found on sale - Godetia large-flowered (Godetia grandiflora) and Godetia charming (Godetia amoena). Breeders bred a lot of hybrid forms and varieties.

Popular varieties of Godetsia:

Godetia grandiflora (Godetia grandiflora) really lives up to its name. The culture is distinguished by large sizes of bell-shaped flowers of white, raspberry, lilac shades, 5-8 cm in diameter. It blooms profusely and for a long time. Plant height no more than 40 cm.

The lovely Godetia amoena is represented by several garden forms, as well as varieties. Plant height - no more than 30-60 cm. Many varieties have double flowers, the diameter of which is up to 5-8 cm. The flowers are collected in inflorescences-brushes. Hybrid forms are popular in culture: azalet-flowering, terry, dwarf, large-flowered and bushy.

Classification

Godetia is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants. Belongs to the family of Cypriot or Aspenica (lat. Onagraceae), in which about 20-24 genera. The genus Godetia includes 20 species of herbaceous annual plants. The genus Godetia is often identified with the genus Clarkia (lat. Clarkia), since they are very close. Some species are grown outdoors as ornamental plants.

Botanical Description

Representatives of the genus Godetsia are annual herbaceous plants with erect thin, branched, short-pubescent stems. Plant height, as a rule, does not exceed 1 meter. Godetia's leaves are alternate, lanceolate, or linear, usually whole or finely serrated, without petioles. The flowers are solitary, develop in the axils of the leaves, sessile, form leafy spiky, or racemose apical inflorescences. The corolla flower tube is funnel-shaped, bell-shaped, usually has hairs inside. 4 sepals - they are bent, free, or fused at the base, red. Corolla 4-lobed, 3-10 cm in diameter. Stamens - 8. Capsule of elongated shape, four-nested, a large number of seeds. Seeds can maintain germination for 3-4 years. Godetia blooms with bright flowers of a simple or terry type of various colors (from white, pink, peach to purple and burgundy) in July-September.

In culture, there are many hybrid forms and varieties, among which there are tall and dwarf plants with simple and double flowers of various colors. The most popular types:

Godetia grandiflora (Godetia grandiflora) is a herbaceous plant up to 40 cm tall with branched stems and large flowers up to 8-10 cm in diameter. The flowering of this culture is long, almost the entire summer period.

Lovely Godetia amoena is a grassy annual, whose stems grow up to 30-60 cm. Many varieties have large double flowers, the diameter of which is 5-8 cm. Hybrid forms are known in the culture: Godetia azaletsvetkovaya, terry, dwarf, etc.

Spread

Under natural conditions, godetia grows in North and South America, on the coasts. It grows in open areas or in light partial shade on meadows, banks of water bodies, on forest edges. In decorative gardening, 9 species of the genus are used. The most famous in floriculture are Godetia grandiflora (Godetia grandiflora) and adorable Godetia (Godetia amoena).

Plant description

The godetia flower (photo above) is a small plant, some species of which can reach a height of 50-60 cm. It is an ideal decoration for the garden, but can also be grown as a room flower. The birthplace of Godetia is the west of the USA (California), as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is curious to note that godetia belongs to the same family as Clarkia (family Kipreynye), therefore, these plants are often confused and godetia is called clarkia.

The name of the flower was in honor of the name of the famous Swiss botanist of the XIX century Charles Henry Godet, who was the first to study its features. In the same century, flowers were brought to Europe from North America, but first they came to Japan, where until now they are very much appreciated.

Flowers of various varieties of godetium, as a rule, have a bright color. Shades of white, pink and red prevail. The plant blooms in late spring - early summer, the duration of flowering is a little more than 1 week.

This description of godetium is general; it is characteristic of all species. Most often in gardens, parks and houses you can find large-flowered goodecia.

Popular large-flowered godetia

Photo of the flower of godetia large-flowered above. You can already understand from the name that this plant is grown because of its beautiful and large flowers, which can reach 10 cm, while the size of the plant itself does not exceed 50 cm. Flowers can grow on the stem, one by one or in groups. There are 3-4 flower buds on each stem. As a rule, each flower is two-tone, for example, white-red or white-pink. May consist of 4 simple petals or have a multi-layer petal structure.

In addition to bright flowers, this species of plant is characterized by a plentiful and lush green frame with a large number of leaves, therefore, large-flowered goodetia is a grassy plant for open ground, and it is often used as decoration in gardens and parks.

Currently, a large number of hybrid flowers from large-flowered godetia have been bred. An example of such a hybrid is terry godetia, flowers that are silky to the touch. From original plants, hybrids are highly resistant to adverse external conditions. Also, their flowering is more magnificent, and the buds are painted in brighter colors.

Plant flowers

It can be said without exaggeration that the flowers of goodecia are one of the most beautiful among those that can be found on store shelves. They are sold in two versions:

  • flower on the stem for making a bouquet,
  • potted plant for home decoration or summer house.

It is believed that if a guy gives his girlfriend a bouquet of these flowers, then this gesture symbolizes eternal and passionate love. A young man in this way swears fidelity to his beloved, expresses respect and admiration.

The flowers of godetia are large-flowered, as well as its varieties bred by selection, are often called silk because of the fine structure of their petals.

Although the flowers of the plant are bright and beautiful, their color scheme is characterized by relative simplicity, since the dominant colors of almost all types of goodecium are white and red (pink).

Growing plants from seeds

The cultivation of godetia is carried out from seeds. On sale you can find both traditional seeds and modern hybrids.

When to plant godetium seeds? As soon as the first days of spring come and the length of daylight becomes sufficient, it is recommended to begin planting the plant. Planting is carried out as follows: you need to take a small flower pot with a diameter of about 8 cm, pour a substrate on the basis of peat into this pot, then you need to plant 1 seed in the pot and water it abundantly. The pot should be placed in a place where the air temperature does not exceed 20 ºC. If all planting conditions are met, the first sprouts of godetia will appear in 8-14 days.

With the advent of sprouts, the flower pot needs to be moved to a well-ventilated area with plenty of light. The air temperature should be approximately the same as during the planting of seeds. 2-3 weeks after the emergence of seedlings, it is recommended to begin to fertilize the substrate. It should be noted here that nitrogen-rich fertilizers lead to a strong development of the green mass of godetium, but at the same time its branches turn out to be weak and can break at the slightest careless touch.

Transplanting

In 1-1.5 months after the emergence of seedlings, the seedlings of the flower of godetia can be planted in open ground or in a larger pot. It should be borne in mind that the plant loves sandy and not very fertile soils. Particular attention should be paid to acidity, the ideal value of which for godetium lies in the range of pH = 6-7.

Before planting a goodetium flower (photo above), it is necessary to thoroughly loosen the earth to a depth of at least 20 cm. When planting, it is not recommended to cover the bottom of the stem of the plant with earth, as this will lead to its decay. Each plant stem needs to be planted at a distance of 40 cm from its neighbor.

Note that the planting in the open ground is carried out approximately in mid-April, when night frosts cease, since they can cause the death of goodezia.

Basic rules for plant care

Since the plant is quite unpretentious, its cultivation does not require any special events. However, with some nuances, the gardener should be familiar with in order to maintain the plant in good condition. Then godetia will be able to please its owner with beautiful and bright colors for many years.

First of all, you need to pay attention to the issue of lighting. The plant is photophilous, so the more sunlight will fall on its leaves during the day, the better. The issue of watering is also important, the rule is simple: the higher the air temperature, the more often watering should be carried out, however, it is necessary to ensure that all water is absorbed into the soil and does not stagnate, forming puddles. Stagnant fluid at the roots can trigger the rapid development of root decay.

It is also important to timely cut dry leaves and flowers of the plant. If dried flowers are not pruned, the next year new sprouts of godetia will not be able to appear at this place. In addition, dry flowers spoil the aesthetic appearance of the plant.

Soil and fertilizer

Proper planting and maintenance of godetia involves the use of suitable soil and fertilizers. The plant is grown in relatively poor soils. An ideal substrate for a flower would be soil consisting of 3 parts of land with dry leaves, 2 parts of peat and 1 part of sand.

You should be careful when applying flower fertilizers. When the plant blooms, it is recommended to apply liquid fertilizer of balanced composition to the soil during irrigation, that is, with a moderate nitrogen content and the presence of all other micro and macro elements necessary for the healthy growth of goodezia. Fertilize should be done in small portions with a frequency of 2 times a month.

Pests and diseases of godetia

In most cases, the gardener does not have to wonder about pest control during the cultivation of godetium, since it is a fairly resistant plant. In very rare cases, it can be affected by pests such as plant lice, gray caterpillars or snails. All these parasites can be destroyed by treating the plant with appropriate insecticides.

Ways to use Godetia

Godetia in the garden is a real decoration, since these vibrant and vibrant flowers can lift a person’s mood at the first glance at them. You can use the plant as follows:

  • In the garden. Godetia is a magnificent landscape flower that can create the illusion of a green blanket filled with beautiful flowers. It is recommended to plant godetium around higher plants, such as roses, with this design, magnificent garden landscapes are obtained.
  • In the pots. In this form, godetia can be used to decorate terraces and balconies of houses.
  • In cut form. Often, to save flowers, the stems of the plants are cut and beautiful bouquets are formed from them. One of the interesting ideas may be the collection of a multi-level bouquet consisting of cut stems of different lengths.

How to keep blooming godetia?

As a rule, all types of godetia begin to bloom in late spring - early summer. The duration of their flowering is inversely proportional to air temperature. After the flowers of godetia are cut, they must be placed in a vase with water and placed in a cool and humid place. It is necessary to ensure that the flowers are located away from heat sources and that direct sunlight does not fall on them.

An interesting feature of the plant is that when its flowering begins, the process of yellowing of the leaves starts. Therefore, in cut godets, it is recommended to remove all leaves that are susceptible to the indicated symptom. Change the water in a vase with flowers every two days, while you need to thoroughly wash the vase to destroy possible bacteria.

Cut flowers, subject to the above rules, can last longer than 1 week.

Some gardener tips

Many gardeners recommend when growing seedlings of godetium flower to cover the pot with a bag or glass, this helps to maintain high humidity and stabilizes the temperature. Some experts say that seedlings are preferable to grow at a temperature of 15-16 ºC.

Godetia is resistant to low air temperatures, however, it does not tolerate freezing. Therefore, landing in open ground should be done only when the minimum daily temperatures lie several degrees above 0 ºC.

When forming a landscape design, it is preferable to use herbaceous plants for open ground in combination with godetia of large-flowered plants, which have red-pink shades, since they are best combined with the heroine of the article.

Description of godetia

Often, godetia flowers are confused with clarkia, but these are completely different plants, although both flowers belong to the genus of cypress. You can distinguish them by the size of the flower and the height of the stem. The diameter of the inflorescence of Godetia is 4 centimeters larger than that of Clarkia, but Clarkia is 1 meter higher.

Description of Godetia:

  • A compact plant in the form of an elongated or spreading bush.
  • Plant growth varies from 20 to 60 cm.
  • Lanceolate leaves, tapering into the petiole at the base and located on the stem one after another.
  • The shape of the flowers is similar to a tea cup or bell, their diameter is 2-10 cm. The flower has four simple or double petals, which are collected in an inflorescence.

The plant grows in the Americas. In the wild, it occurs as a perennial. Perennials were first discovered and described by the famous botanist Godet, in the 19th century. It was from him that Godace got its name.

Species and varieties

The plant is divided into two types: large-flowered and adorable. These two species contain many varieties that differ in leaf shape, stalk height and a touch of buds. Types of Godets:

  • Lovely godetia. An elegant plant about 60 cm tall with cup-shaped or bell-shaped flowers with a diameter of 5 cm. The flowers consist of terry or simple satin petals. Flowering begins in mid-summer and lasts until September. The species of lovely godetia includes the varieties Kirshkenigin and Crystal snowflake. The shoots of the Crystal Snowflake reach a height of up to 70 cm. The buds have a transparent white color. Variety Kirshkenigin blooms with pink-red flowers.
  • Godetsia is large-flowered. A feature of this species is strongly branched erect or lying stems up to 40 cm long. The plant blooms in large flowers up to 10 cm in diameter until October. The most popular varieties that are especially appreciated among gardeners are azalea-shaped flowers. They become an ornament for loggias and window sills. This includes varieties: Monarch, Weiser Schwan, Blitzstrahl and many others. Monarch variety is the most common. He was fond of a variety of iridescent shades of silky flowers. Plant height reaches 42 centimeters.

All varieties have excellent aesthetic qualities and do not need special care. Therefore, any breed you like is suitable for breeding godetia.

Growing from seeds in open ground

Depending on the method of planting, it is determined at what time it is better to grow the plant - before winter or when spring comes. Sowing seedlings is done in March, and when grown in open ground, seeds are sown directly in the garden in April or May. Seeds are not afraid of spring frosts and will sprout earlier with early sowing. In the southern regions, planting material can be sown before winter. Landing Rules:

  • So that young shoots do not get sick, the seeds must be kept in a potassium permanganate solution before planting. They are placed in a container, poured with a weak solution of potassium permanganate and left for 30 minutes.
  • The landing site is selected well lit with neutral loamy soil. But a slightly acidic soil is also suitable.
  • The site is dug up and thoroughly moistened.
  • The soil is fertilized with minerals and wood ash. Additionally, humus is added to the soil. For 1 square. meter use 5 kg of humus.
  • With a distance of 25 cm from each other, seeds are sown in the soil. The sowing depth is done no more than 0.5 cm.
  • Seeds will sprout in 7 days if they are covered with plastic wrap.
  • Sprouted seedlings thin out in dense places.

Seedlings

Pots or containers with nutrient soil are prepared for seeds. At the bottom of the pot lay drainage. Sowing seeds for seedlings carried out as follows:

  • The seeds are mixed with sand and dispersed over the surface. Then they are covered with a thin layer of earth.
  • To create a greenhouse effect, the pot is covered with a film. To ventilate and moisten the soil, the film is removed daily.
  • To prevent the development of fungal diseases, watering is done moderate.
  • The film is completely removed after 7-10 days after the appearance of the first sprouts.
  • They start picking when two leaflets grow on sprouts. Dig seedlings, the roots are cleaned from the ground and pruned. Then transplanted into single pots. Each pot should not contain more than 3 sprouts.
  • Saplings from 5 to 7 cm high are planted in open ground at the end of May or for the first time in June. Landing is carried out in the early morning or late evening. Cloudy weather is well suited.
  • During transplantation, the fragile roots of seedlings can suffer, so the roots are not cleaned from the ground. Seedlings are planted in the ground with an earthen lump.
  • Depending on the variety of godetium, a distance of 20 to 25 cm is left between the seedlings. The larger the plant, the greater the distance.

Experts believe that plants grown from seeds sown in the winter are more adapted to environmental conditions, less sick and not affected by pests. To prevent part of the seedlings from being transplanted and picking, the seeds are sown directly into the ground.

Godets Care

The flower will bloom profusely and delight with its beauty, if it is properly looked after, because any, even the most unpretentious plant requires certain conditions for growth.

How to care for expiration:

  • The plant is watered regularly, but in moderation. Prepare good drainage so that water does not stagnate.
  • A plant planted next to gourds can get fungal diseases.
  • So that young seedlings grow faster, the soil around them is regularly loosened and weed.
  • The stems of shrubs with a height of more than 60 cm can break, so they are supported. As a support, use wooden or metal pegs to which the plant is tied.
  • Do not allow the plant to overheat. It is covered on hot days, creating a shadow (especially during a strong sun).
  • In order for bloom to bloom profusely, fertilizing with mineral fertilizers is required. Top dressing is carried out no more than once a month, otherwise instead of increased flowering, abundant development of green mass will occur. For fertilizer: 1 tablespoon of nitrophoska is bred in 12 liters of water.
  • Faded buds weaken the plant, so they are cut off. To collect seeds, several buds are left.

One month after the start of flowering, seed ripening occurs. When the boxes turn dark, they are collected and dried. Then open, and the seeds are poured into the bag. For three years, the seeds retain their germination.

Diseases and Pests

If improperly maintained, godetia can be affected by various diseases or pests. To avoid this, you need to know the causes and solutions:

  • Root rot. Due to excess moisture, the plant can infect root rot. Through the roots, the fungus spreads throughout the plant. After this, the leaves begin to fade. To eliminate rot, the diseased plant is removed from the flower bed.
  • Peronosporosis. If small spots have formed on the leaves, it means that peronosporosis struck goodetsia. The plant is treated with fungicides.
  • Leaf-eating insects. The soil around the shrub should always be clean, otherwise the plant will suffer from leaf-eating insects. To do this, you need to remove weed in time, weeding and loosening the soil.
  • Fleas and aphids. Regular preventive maintenance will prevent the appearance of aphids and fleas. For this, a solution is made from laundry soap and ash and a shrub is treated with it. The smell of a solution made from birch tar will also help scare away insects. If godetia is already damaged by small pests, then insecticides will help to eliminate them.

With proper planting and proper care, whole Godets carpets of various colors will decorate your garden.

Godetia flower - plant description

Godetia - (Godetia, lat.) Garden annual grassy flower belonging to the family Cypress. The stems of this flower are erect, branched, form small bushes, 20-60 cm high.

Depending on the species, the bushes are in the form of pyramids or spreading.

Godetsia has another foliage, whole and lanceolate. Different types have flowers in the form of a cup and a bell.

The inflorescences are racemose, large - in diameter 3-10 cm, silky or terry to the touch.

Flowers densely cover the bushes of the plant, are simple - formed by four petals, or collected in a brush.

Godetia has short peduncles.

When blossoming, the inflorescences grow farther upward, leaving four-sided cylindrical fruits after flowering - small boxes, similar to small caskets.

Seeds of very small sizes ripen in these boxes. Seeds are stored up to 3-4 years.

Flowering begins in July until the end of October before the onset of frost. Godetia is not picky about temperature extremes, drought and prolonged rains.

The birthplace of this plant is considered to be Southern California.

Godetia has several hybrid forms:

Hybrids are dwarf and high - up to 75-80 cm.

Growing Features

It is possible to grow godetia only from seeds.

It is possible to collect seeds yourself.

They ripen after flowering for 30 days.

When the boxes darken, they can be cut and dried.

After drying the boxes, they open and shake the seeds. In warmer countries, seeds can be planted in the winter, in colder countries - stored until spring planting.

How to plant godetia:

  1. The plant loves direct and diffused sunlight, but partial shade is also allowed.
  2. Sowing seeds is possible in open ground. Many sow seeds for breeding seedlings.
  3. In open ground, seeds are usually sown in mid to late April.
  4. Before sowing, it is recommended to soak the seeds for 30-40 minutes in a weak solution of potassium permanganate to exclude various plant diseases.
  5. Godetium is planted on well-lit soil.
  6. Neutral loamy or slightly acidic soil is best suited. Before sowing, the earth must be dug up and moistened, mineral fertilizers, ash and humus applied (5 kg per 1 m²). Sow seeds at 0.5 cm at a distance of 25 cm from each other.
  7. Sometimes landings are covered with foil.
  8. In case of dense seed germination, they must be thinned out.
  9. The advantage of planting seeds immediately into the ground is that you do not need to dive, as when planting seedlings, in which they are injured and die.

How to grow godetsia seedlings?

For breeding seedlings, the seeds are planted in March - early April in loose nutrient soil with drainage.

Seeds must be mixed with the smallest sand about to sow, sprinkled on top with a little soil.

To create a greenhouse effect, containers with seedlings must be covered with a film.

The film is removed every day to ventilate the soil and, if necessary, moisten it.

After the emergence of seedlings, which should appear on the 10th day, the film is removed.

Seedlings dive when two real leaves grow.

To pick a seedling, carefully dig it out, shake off the soil and cut long roots. After the future bushes, 3 pieces are planted in a separate container.

In May-June, when the seedlings grow to 5-7 cm, they are transplanted into the open ground, preserving the ground in which it grew to preserve the roots.

The transplant is carried out in cloudy weather early in the morning or in the evening, so that there is no direct sunlight.

In winter, godetia can be planted in countries with mild and warm winters. They plant it immediately in the ground, so losses during transplantation and picking are minimized. It is believed that planting in the winter helps the plant to adapt to the environment and resistance to disease.

With any variant of planting of godetium, the soil is loosened and weed, to ensure the plant space and lack of competition.

The water is regularly and not very plentifully watered. Tall bushes should be tied to supports so that the stems do not break.

In order for the culture to please with dense flowering, it is fed once a month with mineral fertilizers, with a small composition of nitrogen.

Godetia resembles a capricious azalea with its flowers.

Unlike her, godetia is less whimsical, you don’t need to be afraid to plant it in your garden.

The godetia flower is a real decoration of any garden!

Varieties and varieties of godetia

The most popular species of the genus:

  1. Clark graceful (Clarkia unguiculata) - refers to annual plants. Reaches several tens of centimeters in height. Leaves are gray, lanceolate. Small flowers (single or paired about 2 cm in diameter) appear in the leaf sinuses in the summer. The color of the petals is white, shades of pink, purple.

  1. Clark is grateful or large-flowered godetia (Clarkia amoena). A much more decorative plant. Godetia, which came from California, is characterized by branched, straight shoots with dense lanceolate or elliptic leaves. At the top of the stems are beautiful, four-petalled flowers collected in several inflorescences. Large flowers reach 8 cm in diameter. The species is characterized by single colors, but modern varieties can have double as well as different variations in the shape of buds. Petals of flowers are white, pink, purple, carmine and two-tone. Flowers appear in the summer (July - September). The bush can reach a height of 60-80 cm, there are low-growing samples with a height of only 25-30 cm.

Grade nameDescription
Alba plenaVariety with full, white flowers
GloriosaVariety with dark red flowers
ZauberinPink petals
Erfurter blutVariety with carmine flowers, reaching a height of 40 cm
RubinkӧnigRed-violet inflorescences
Brillant"Diamond" has carmine, pink flowers
Orange gloryVariety "Orange Gloria" with orange-red petals reaches a height of 30 cm.
MonarchGodetia Monarch is a dwarf variety with a height of 20 cm. It blooms for a long time and is characterized by frost resistance. Flowers - shades of red, with a diameter of up to 5 cm.

Seat selection

Godetsia prefer sunny places, but can grow in light partial shade. It is necessary to provide the plants with a protected position, they do not tolerate windy, cold, waterlogged places.

The soil should be sufficiently fertile, necessarily moist (the plant blooms abundantly under such conditions), but the wet substrate should not be confused with waterlogged. The soil should be:

  • well aerated,
  • permeable
  • moderately nutrient rich.

Care Requirements

During the growing season, the soil should be weeded, if necessary, fertilized, watered.

It is necessary to water in the evening, when the scorching rays of the sun do not fall on the petals. Watering must be carried out under the root with warm water. Water is easy to heat, leaving a couple of buckets in the morning in a sunny place, at the same time it settles. It is ideal to use rainwater collected in barrels in advance for irrigation. Since the plant loves moisture, mulching can be done to limit evaporation under the bushes.

Delicate shoots may break due to gusts of wind, heavy rain. It is advisable to build a support for plants.

Godetia requires fertilizer. During the growing season, it can be fed with nitroamophos at the rate of a tablespoon of fertilizer per 10 liters of water. When the buds appear, you should feed the bushes with a special fertilizer containing potassium, phosphorus.

Godetia buds before flowering, photo

Attention! Too fertile soil causes problems with bloom of godetia. Fertilizers for flowering bushes must be carefully selected! Avoid overexposure to organodecline.

Sowing, growing seedlings

At home, you can cultivate the seedlings of Godetsia seed. When to plant seedlings depends on whether seeds are planted in open or closed ground.

  1. In the open ground. It is better to plant seeds for seedlings in mid-April immediately in the open ground. To properly grow flowers, you need to follow the planting scheme. The distance between plants should be 15-20 cm. The sowing depth is approximately 5 mm.
  2. In the pots.In March, seeds can be sown in pots for seedlings. The flowers will bloom faster, but require double picking (pinching). When sowing in containers, you need to protect plants from the cold, do not forget about fresh air. The goddess seedlings obtained from the seeds are planted in open ground in a permanent place after May 15 or when the air temperature rises to 15-20 degrees.

Do not plant many seeds in one container, they will be entwined with roots and it will be difficult to separate them when planting.

The plant blooms 8-10 weeks after sowing seeds. Too high a temperature negatively affects the state of seedlings.

Most preferred is the method of sowing seeds directly into the ground, as the transplant is very traumatic for the California rose, although it is written on the bags with seeds that the plant can be transplanted. Transplantation is possible, but then godetia develops more slowly and will not immediately grow rapidly, will produce fewer flowers.

Seed collection

In September, seed boxes are cut. The plant produces many seeds that can be used for growing seedlings or sowing in open ground. This is an easy and cheap way to purchase seed material. Some boxes burst on their own and scatter, but self-sown young seedlings do not always withstand the cold winter. Seeds do not lose their ability to germinate for 3 years.

Application

As a decorative plant, ordinary and terry godetia with large flowers, similar to roses, is used. The latter variety is very popular due to its beautiful, vibrant colors. She looks great in groups in gardens, flower beds, flower beds.

Godetia Terry - photo

Landscaping godetia is perfect for planting on stone gardens.

The flower looks perfect when framed by flower beds. Suitable as an addition to the green garden when we want to give it a vibrant color. Can cheer up shady places in the garden.

Ideal with tall roses, lilacs, and other tall bushes. It definitely looks better against the background of taller flowers and perennials, creating a colorful lower floor.

These popular flowers are suitable for growing in pots that will decorate balconies and terraces. California rose can be used as a cut flower.

Conclusion

Godetia belongs to the family of primroses. This is a very attractive plant with beautiful flowers resembling azaleas. By choosing a California rose, you can effectively decorate the garden. It is easy to grow it, create interesting compositions.

When planning spring plantings, do not forget about godetia. This beautiful plant is undeservedly forgotten, and its decorative qualities will be widely used on beds and decorate vases with colorful fragrant bouquets on a country table.

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