INTRODUCTION OF SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS IN ALTAI WITH A VIEW TO USING FOR ORNAMENTAL PURPOSES
- The authors:
- Klementieva L. A., Larina O. V.
- Page numbers:
- 44 - 50
- phenology, weather conditions, forest-steppe, Siberia, ornamental qualities, period of blossoming, seedlings
The cultivation possibility of Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi) as an uncommon ornamental medical plant has been investigated with the aim to expand the assortment and for ornamental purposes in a forest-steppe zone of Altai region. It was established that for the last ten years this Far Eastern species has been winter-hardy, passing a full cycle of seasonal development: the plant grows, blossoming and fruiting. The period of flowering refers to late-summer-blossoming and long-blooming crops. The influence of weather conditions of vegetative period on duration of flowering phase is shown. Aging of plants reflected in reducing of flowering abundance, was observed after 8 years of planting. Due to its high ornamental qualities, long period of blossoming and cultivation Baikal skullcap can be recommended for ornamental purposes in Altai territory.