Flowering for 200 days—Limonium aureum (L.) Hill. cv. Longzhong

Time:2014-08-05 11:30Source: Lanzhou Institute of Husbandr Author:Jinzhong Fu Click: Time
Recently, researchers at Lanzhou Institute of Husbandry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (LIHPS) of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) have made breakthrough in breeding a new grass varieties, the Limonium aureum (L.) Hill. cv. Longzhong. It can be planed for sand-fixing in the extreme arid area with its florescence about 200 days.
Limonium aureum (L.) Hill. cv. Longzhong is a wild ornamental domesticated cultivar. The breed is a perennial herb which originated from the Gobi desert plants. It is mainly used for landscaping, landscaping plants, sand-fixing, forage grasses, interior decoration and other use. The variety has high anti-drought and anti-salinity. It plant is dwarf, which has large flowers density and ornamental. The florescence is 200 days, and green days is 210-280 days (from different regions), meanwhile it has strong flower color stability. Withered flowers which floral materials will not fall off and will not fade are very suitable for the production of dried flowers. It adapt to the majority of desertification conditions in extremely arid region northern China. This breed will have an important role in landscaping, sand-fixing, home decorating and some aspects in the ecological construction in arid areas in northern China.