Tuberaria guttata

There are many herbs that produce beautiful flowers, such as the Tuberaria guttata species. Although it is annual, that is, it germinates, grows, flowers, bears fruit and dies in just one year, it is interesting to have it as a potted plant on the terrace or in the garden.

Its small size is ideal to create compositions with it, or to enjoy it alone. Discover it.

Origin and characteristics

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It is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean region, Portugal, Ireland, Great Britain, Holland, Germany and Bulgaria. It grows to a height of between 5 and 50cm, with stems covered by villi. Leaves sprout from these, the basal ones being elliptical to obovate, and the upper ones having hairs. The inflorescences, which sprout in spring-summer, are terminal, and are made up of flowers 1-2cm in diameter whose petals are yellow.

It has a rapid growth rate; not in vain, it only has a few months to flower and leave its seeds before drying.

What are their cares?

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If you want to have a specimen of this plant, we recommend you take care of it in the following way:

  • Location: outside, in full sun.
  • Land:
    • Pot: universal growing substrate mixed with perlite in equal parts.
    • Garden: grows in well-drained soils.
  • Irrigation: 4-5 times a week in summer, somewhat less the rest of the year. we must avoid waterlogging, as well as drought.
  • Subscriber: in spring and summer, with organic fertilizers once a month.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in early spring. Direct sowing in the seedbed or in the garden.
  • Planting time: in spring, when the risk of frost has passed.
  • Hardiness: as soon as the temperature drops below 15ºC, its growth will slow down and it will begin to dry out.

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