Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens
Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens is a perennial.
Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens was already described and the name validly published by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck. It was Gustav SchÃ¼bler and Georg Matthias von Martens, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .
Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens is a subspecies 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 have a stemless growth and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.
Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens is deciduous. The leaves are simple and green. The leaves are around 10 to 20 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens produces solitary cream-coloured many-stellate flowers from July to September.
The perennials carry grey achenes.
Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens 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
- steppes/dry forests (usually calcareous soil)
The recommended planting distance is 40 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as container plant, slope plant, specimen plant, cut flowers and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.
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.