Course: Ornameltal Plants

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Course title Ornameltal Plants
Course code KBD/QOR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Navrátilová Jana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Individual groups of plants are discussed with respect to habitat conditions; morphological, physiological and ecological adaptations; cultivation requirements; multiplication; diseases and pests; use in gardening and landscaping. Attention is paid to groups: annuals, perennials, bulbous and tuberous plants, rock gardens, aquatic plants, herbs and exotic plants.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the main groups of ornamental plants, especially with the cultivation of ornamental herbs usable outdoors in areas with mild climates.
Students know the requirements of the named groups for cultivation and are able to apply them in practice.
Knowledge of botany at the level of KBD / SBOT or KBD / ZBOT, or an analogous course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Test

Credit requirements: - Obtaining at least 60% of points from the credit test. The subject of the credit is the identification of the species discussed in the course (= "license plate"). Test requirements: - The subject of the exam is knowledge of the course issues on the basis of lectures / consultations and compulsory study literature in the given scope. The exam is written. A minimum of 60% success rate is required to pass the exam.
Recommended literature
  • Brickell Ch. et al. Velká encyklopedie květin a okrasných rostlin. Praha: Euromedia Group - Ikar., 2000.
  • Cullen J. et al. The European garden flora, flowering plants : a manual for the identification of plants cultivated in Europe, both out-of- doors and under glass. Volume I-V. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Hertle, B. et al. Gartenblumen (vybrané kapitoly). München: Graefe und Unzer, 2008.
  • Kasparová, H., Vaněk V. Letničky a dvouletky. Brázda, Praha, 1993.
  • Krausch H. D. Farbatlas Wasser- und Uferpflanzen. Stuttgart: Eugen Ulmer Gmb and Co, 1996.
  • Nash, H. & Stroupe, S. Aquatic plants and their cultivation. Sterling Publishinig Co, Inc. New York, 1998.
  • Opatrná M., Součková M. Pěstujeme okrasné trávy (vybrané kapitoly). Praha: Nakladatelství Brázda, 2003.
  • Pasečný P. Skalky a skalničky (vybrané kapitoly). Praha: Grada, 2000.
  • Petrová E. Pěstujeme okrasné cibuloviny (vybrané kapitoly). Praha: Nakladatelství Brázda, 2005.
  • Ratsch T. Exotické rostliny v zahradě. Grada, Praha, 2007.
  • Speichert, G. & Speichert, S. Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants. Timber press, Portland, Cambridge, 2004.
  • Stodola, J., Vaněk V. Vodní a vlhkomilné rostliny. Praha: SZN, 1987.
  • Studnička M. Kapradiny. Atlas domácích a exotických druhů. Praha, Academia, 2009.
  • Vaněk, V. Trvalky. Praha: SZN, 1982.
  • Větvička V. & Krejčová Z. Letničky a dvouletky. Adventinum, Praha, 2007.
  • Větvička V., Žilák P. & Tuláčková M. Letničky a dvouletky. Adventinum, Praha, 2007.
  • Vít, J. et al. Květinářství. Praha: Květ, 1994.
  • Vodičková, V. Skalničky. Adventinum, Praha, 2000.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer