Video: Brandushka. Bulbokodium. Care, Cultivation, Reproduction. Decorative Flowering. Flowers. Primroses. Garden Plants. Bulbous. A Photo
Bulbokodium looks like a 3 times smaller copy of colchicum. These two plants are in fact closely related. But if colchicum is an autumn miracle, then the bulbokodium is a spring one, one of the best "snowdrops". The diameter of its flowers is up to 7 cm, the height of the plants is 10 cm. Each bulb produces several flowers. They retain their freshness and shine for up to 10 days and together decorate the garden for more than two weeks. The color is bright pink, very rare in other early spring flowers. So, it is well known how shades of pink are ideally combined with blue, purple and white. Bulbocodium may be the best neighbor for iridodictiums, chionodoxes, scyllas, etc. But the most effective partnership can take place with crocuses, which have a similar shape and size of flowers and are completely devoid of pink in their palette. Red is missing until complete happiness.It can be found in some varieties of Kaufman tulip, which for their incredibly early flowering and dwarfism should be included in the group of plants - "snowdrops". Thus, from early spring, the garden can shine with all existing colors and shades.
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The leaves of the bulbodium, at first short, continue to grow at the end of flowering and reach a height of 25 cm. Until the beginning of summer, they are quite decorative, and then they quickly turn yellow and lodge. The bulbs are not dug up until five years. On top of them, you can plant annuals with shallow roots, or hide a place empty until next spring behind tall plants. Bulbocodium prefers a sunny place, but quite tolerates the openwork shade of deciduous trees, which do not bloom their foliage too early and densely. Bulbokodium is magnificent both on a rocky hill and in small tracts. Planting time is autumn. The optimum depth is 7 cm, the distance between plants is 10 cm. The number of bulbs can double every year. Bulbokodium is suitable for winter distillation.
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