Acroclinim is a fast-growing annual distinguished by its many colorful pastel white-pink flowers with a yellow heart, with tight, paper-like petals overlapping like scales. The flowers of the acroclinium stand on top of tall stems that can reach 50 cm. Its port is bushy. The gray-bluish foliage is very discreet. The leaves are oval, pointed, not cut. Flowering is quite long, it begins at the very beginning of summer to go until the first frosts. As announced in the title, the acroclinium has the great advantage of holding well when dried to create beautiful bouquets of dried flowers. It is also a flowering plant that is very easy to grow successfully. So don't hesitate any longer and grow acrolinium in the ornamental garden and why not in the flower garden!
• Rhodante Chlorocephala rosea.
• Cycle: Annual plant
• Foliage: Lapsed
• Hardiness: Non-hardy, frost
• Family: Asteraceae - asteraceae
• Harbor : Tuft upright
• Exhibition: Sun
• Ground : Very drained, rather light. Maybe poor.
• Sowing: March (mild region) - April
• Plantation: Spring mid-May
• Flowering: June to October
• Rooting: Roots
• Cultivation area: All over
• Origin: Australia
• Honey plant: No
• Edible plant: No
• The flowers are numerous and keep well once dried.
• Ideal in flower garden.
• Beautiful flowering from June-July to October.
• Very floriferous plants
• Aesthetic wear.
• Rapid growth.
• The acroclinium appreciates the sun
• Light soil, even poor.
• Sowing can be done from month of april in mild / warm regions when others are waiting for the May.
• Work the soil on a half-spade high to make it fine.
• Depending on the nature of the soil, bring it some sand to improve its draining power.
• Sow in pockets of 3 to 4 seeds at 1 cm deep, Space them 30 cm in all directions.
• Cover with potting soil.
• Tamp down well with the back of a rake.
• Keep the soil cool until emergence.
• When the seedlings are a few centimeters, remove the weakest and the plants that are too tight.
• As soon as any risk of frost is eliminated. But be aware that the best way to cultivate them is by seedlings in the ground.
• Prepare the soil on half the height of a spade, in order to obtain a nice, homogeneous soil.
• Add sand, again to improve the drainage capacity of the soil.
• Prepare transplants according to the cultivated varieties. Between 30 centimeters of space between the plants.
• Top up with the garden soil and potting mix.
• Tamp well without damaging plants.
• Cultivation of acroclinium in pots is quite possible.
• In a large earthenware pot filled with 50% sand and potting soil
• Place the plant.
• Water, then only in case of drought.
• Remove dead flowers throughout the flowering period.
• Watering in case of drought.
• From the end of June to the first frosts in October, sometimes even November.
• Acrolinium “pierrot”: pure white.
• Often sold as a mix, from pink to white.
• Plant it with baby's breath, catananches, coquelourdes ...
• ATa garden: in annual beds, in wild gardens, in flower gardens.
• Without garden: Pot or planter, in a substrate composed of 50% sand and 50% potting soil.
Acrolinium is an easy plant in the garden that just needs to be sown in a pocket to harvest many flowers from roses to white that are easy to dry to enjoy indoors ... All year round.
Many varieties of flowers can be dry. However, some show a more particular aptitude to be dried successfully thanks to their good behavior and especially thanks to the excellent preservation of their colors.
Among the most spectacular in dry bouquets, we find the immortal flowers with bracts, the statices, the acrocliniums, the money-of-the-pope, the baby's breath, the cupids-in-cage, the thistles, the lavender and the amaranths. Some are easily seeded, others are bought in pots and transplanted.