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How many poetic lines, songs, picturesque paintings are dedicated to this wondrous flower! And he still modestly bows his tender head in front of rapturous glances. Moreover, a huge number of shades, shapes, sizes and even types of this flower are known. One of the most interesting is the point bell.
- Description of the spot bell
- Features of cultivation through sowing
- Features of breeding by dividing the bush
Description of the spot bell
This plant, which belongs to the bellflower family, is very common in countries with temperate climates. It blooms all summer and even in early autumn. The dotted bell got its name from the crimson specks on a white petal, visible from the inside of the flower. The peculiarity of the shape of the flower is that it resembles a blown barrel and tapers towards the lobes-petals.
The flower consists of 5 connected petals, forming a bell-shaped corolla. The bell also has 10 green teeth at the flower stem. 5 of them are raised upwards, and the rest are lowered downwards.
The hanging flowers reach 4 centimeters and are collected in lush inflorescences. The lower leaves are on cuttings. The upper ones do not have this part, therefore they are classified as sedentary. They have very hard down, well felt when touched.
The varieties of this bell are bred in different colors:
- deep blue
- So the "Otello" variety is rich in color pigments. Therefore, even his sheets are painted. They are characterized by a brown color. Kent Bell has very large, bright blue flowers, and the stem grows taller than 70 centimeters.
- Recently, the variety "Cherry Bells" with milky tips of petals, a pink base and many red specks all over the flower has been in great demand. It is low, only about half a meter. Breeders promise to soon release terry variations of this variety.
- Many gardeners like the double point bell, the so-called double. In this form, additional petals are formed from the stamens.
Terry as a characteristic feature of this bell is not very persistently preserved. Its availability can vary with climate, weather and growing conditions. And the age of the plant and very hot weather contributes to the preservation of terry. On young plants, double flowers are least likely to form.
Of course, some of the varieties of this bell are capricious. But among them there are sure to be many resistant plants that can be used to decorate any garden, wherever it is.
Features of cultivation through sowing
Growing a spot bell is not the most carefree activity. After all, this flower needs scrupulous care.
It all starts with sowing flowers. Its seeds are not only small, but like dust. For their germination and subsequent development, a lot of light is needed. Therefore, the place of sowing or installation of a box with seedlings must be selected in advance, taking into account this requirement.
To get early production, you need to sow seeds in special boxes. It is necessary to pour light soil into them, sprinkle it with a layer of sand, on top of which to sprinkle seeds. They do not need to be immersed in the ground, but only sprayed with water and covered with polyethylene.
When the shoots loops appear, the film can be removed, and the box can be covered again at night. This will help harden the seedlings. During watering, you need to be very careful, because under a strong stream of water, fragile shoots can break and the roots are washed out.
At the same time, you need to ensure that the soil does not dry out, otherwise the seedlings will die. When 3 real leaves appear, it is advisable to open the seedlings. Plants removed from the ground are planted in other containers, and the remaining ones are slightly buried in the ground.
If you neglect this stage, the point bell will develop much worse. Starting from June, seedlings can be transplanted into a flower bed. At the end of summer, the bells will bloom in lush bloom.
Growing through seeds is a very painstaking process. But on the other hand, it allows you to sow rare varieties and even breed your own.
Features of breeding by dividing the bush
Very often this type of bell is sold in pots or as seedlings. Also, the bush can be divided independently - in early spring or autumn, after flowering ends. In this case, you need to dig out a bush with a shovel and separate part of it with your hands.
When planting a flower, it is important to observe a number of simple requirements. Since shoots grow very rapidly under the ground, it is necessary to limit their course. Otherwise, he will quickly tighten the entire flower bed. For this, plastic or metal tapes are suitable, with which they ring the slopes of the dug hole. Then the bell will spread more slowly.
Spotted bell develops freely in well-lit areas. And the shadow leads to a deterioration in its growth and even to extinction.
The flower likes light hygroscopic soil. But during active growth, watering should be limited so that the plant does not stretch out and break under its own weight. At the end of flowering, the plant enters a dormant phase, throwing off the foliage. To keep the flower bed looking beautiful, you should make sure in advance that other plants grow under the bell, for example, ground cover.
The fact is that this bell will get along well even with aggressive replanting such as intensively developing sedums. To achieve a greater aesthetic effect, you can choose thickeners that will not bloom at the same time as the bell, but will have time to do it sooner or later. The faded bells are removed.
There are no too strict rules in growing a spotted bell. And if you follow that simple minimum of these requirements, then your flower bed or hill will transform into a lush cloud during its flowering.
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