Written by Maggie
Nov 11 2020
Purple fragrant grass, also known as German violet, Persian violet, purple star flower, etc., is an annual herb of the Gentianaceae. Purple fragrant grass is a small and cute flower, fresh and elegant, giving people a comfortable feeling, very suitable for potted cultivation. It is best to place potted plants in a slightly cool place with indirect sunlight, avoid strong direct sunlight, and keep them in a semi-shaded and semi-scattered place.
The plant height of purple fragrant grass is only more than 10 cm, the leaves are oval or heart-shaped, dark green, shiny and dense, good branching, like a small shrub. The flowers are dish-shaped or disc-shaped, purple-blue, and the stamens are bright yellow and bright, and they will emit a strong fragrance.
During the whole growth period of purple fragrant grass, it’s better to provide sufficient light, which is conducive to flowering, but avoid direct sunlight in summer and place it in a place with sufficient scattered light for maintenance. There are no special requirements for the soil. Generally, commercially available nutrient soils or sandy loams rich in organic matter are suitable, but one thing to note is that drainage and air permeability are better.
During the growth period of purple fragrant grass, keep the pot soil completely moist, but do not accumulate water. Water once a day in autumn and winter, and once in the morning and once in summer. When the flowers are blooming, more water is needed than usual, so spray water on the leaves frequently to increase the humidity.
The breeding method of purple fragrant grass is based on sowing, and autumn, winter, and spring are generally suitable for sowing.
The seeds are light, and the suitable temperature for germination is about 20°C, and they germinate about ten to fourteen days after sowing. The seeds of purple fragrant grass are very small, and the general professional producers adopt the secondary seedling method: first sown on the rice seedling pot, and then adopt the bottom basin to absorb water to avoid watering the seeds and keep the humidity. When there are 3-4 original leaves, carefully pick up the seedlings and plant them in a 228-square nursery pot. When there are about 6-8 original leaves, transplant them into the cultivation pot.
Purple fragrant grass is very suitable for small potted cultivation. After blooming, it can be used as indoor decoration. It has a beautiful fragrance and is very popular.
Purple fragrant grass is a very cute flower! The plants are small and exquisite, suitable for potted plants. They are often placed in step planters, window planting troughs and flower beds with Rieger begonias, ezo flowers, cyclamen, etc., fresh and elegant, giving people a comfortable feeling. If you use purple fragrant grass, four season begonias, New Guinea impatiens, etc. to be inlaid on the edge of the garden lawn, it makes people feel particularly fresh and clean. The potted plants of purple fragrant grass can be given as gifts after packaging.