THE PROSPECTS FOR EXPANDING A CULTIGEN AREAL OF LIRIOPE LOUR. AND OPHIOPOGON KER GAWL. GENERA REPRESENTATIVESOUTSIDE THE RUSSIAN SUBTROPICAL ZONE
- The authors:
- Konnov N. A.
- Page numbers:
- 58 - 63
- Liriope, Ophiopogon, ornamental horticulture, introduction, lawnforming plants.
The paper assesses the prospects of growing Liriope Lour. and Ophiopogon Ker Gawl. genera representatives outside the Russian humid subtropics. According to the investigation results, it was established their limited use is real in ornamental horticulture of the central and northern areas throughout Krasnodar region; some differences in the vegetation periods were revealed, and some agrotechnical measures for plantings care were proposed. The most promising were Liriope graminifolia and Ophiopogon japonicus, as well as the cultivars ‘Pusillus’ (O. japonicas) and ‘Nigrescens’ (O. planiscapus), the smaller resistance of which is compensated by high ornamental qualities.