Carlina acaulis L.
Carlina acaulis is a perennial.
Carlina acaulis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Carlina acaulis is a species in the genus Carlina which contains approximately 54 to 75 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Carlina vulgaris.
The perennials reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.
Carlina acaulis is deciduous. The silver-grey, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are lanceolate with pinnatipartite margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Carlina acaulis produces solitary white many-stellate flowers from July to September.
The perennials produce achenes.
Carlina acaulis is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and North Europe.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
The recommended planting distance is 30 to 40 centimetres. Suited as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
- The plants develop best if they are left to grow undisturbed.
Propagate by sowing.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.