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Plant and care for pechelke - that's how it's done

Plant and care for pechelke - that's how it's done

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Pechelks are great plants for the rock garden and for the hillside garden. Read here how you can properly plant and care for the Pechelke.

Black cloves are also called cloves

The pechelke (Viscaria vulgaris), which blooms in bright pink, is also found in nature in our low mountain ranges and is one of the easy-care and extremely robust plants, which is why it is ideal for the garden bed.

Below the flower nodes, the pechelums have an adhesive ring to protect them from insects within their flowers. You can often recognize this by the small insects stuck there. Another reason why the plant is often referred to as clover.

Plant penchants

Perennial Pechelke prefers a calcareous and dry, often sandy, soil, but can also be planted in nutrient-rich soil. Due to its nature and its upholstery-like spread, it is also ideal as a perennial for the rock garden or for hillside planting.

You can also sprinkle the seeds of the Pechelke on a meadow, where they then rise as individual flowers and thus complete a beautiful summer meadow. You should then mow this meadow, like all other flower meadows, only a maximum of twice a year

" Tip:

If you use the Pechelke alongside other herbaceous plants, it also strengthens their immune system, which is particularly beneficial for Mediterranean plants.

Caring for pitchkeys properly

Casting / fertilizing:

The Pechelken, which grows to an average of 40 centimeters, only ever needs very little water. You only have to supply the plants with water during very long dry phases. Fertilization is usually not necessary.

Promote flowering:

The closely spaced flower panicles, which bloom every year from the end of May to July, should be cut off as soon as possible shortly after they wilt because of the overall look.

By the way:

The Pechelke is also suitable as a cut flower for the vase, insofar as no small insects have stuck to the flower.

Rear section:

At the end of the flowering phase, you have to cut the Pechelke back completely. However, the leaf pad should remain in place over the winter months. You should only cut this off in early spring so that fresh leaves can then sprout again.


In late summer you can multiply the Pechelke very carefully with a spade. It should be noted here that the Pechnelke has extremely long roots, which you have to cut with scissors in some cases.