Table of contents:
- Veronica spicate Blue
- Gaillardia Arizona
- Delphinium Guardian
- Coreopsis Earley Sunrise
- Lobelia the beautiful Starship
- Physostegia Crystal Peak
- Oak sage New Day
- Note for flower growers:
The popularity of perennials is associated with resistance to frost, unpretentiousness, preservation of decorative qualities throughout the season and, of course, prolonged or repeated flowering. Perennial flower crops mean consistency from year to year in your garden!
However, many perennials have such a disadvantage as gradual degeneration during vegetative propagation, for example, by parts of the rhizome. The way out is reproduction by seeds. Sowing seeds is the most cost effective way to get the right amount of plants, especially if you need a lot of them. And in some cases, seeds and seedlings are the only way out, since the plant may not tolerate division, cuttings and even simple transplantation.
The traditional sowing period for most perennials is from May to the end of June. During this time, they manage to develop well: to build up a rosette of leaves and prepare for winter: to form a well-developed root system. But with this method, the formation of the desired flowers on the plant is impossible. At present, thanks to selective selection, a large number of perennials have been obtained, which will delight you with flowering already in the year of sowing.
Let's take a look at some of the perennials blooming in the first year.
Veronica spicate Blue
The plant forms many spike-shaped inflorescences of a deep blue color against a background of dark green leaves. Height - 30 cm. Ideal plant for landscaping, but can also be used as a cut and grown in a pot.
An easy-to-grow perennial for sunny, hot places. It blooms earlier and longer than other Gaillardia. Plant height - 30 cm. Very abundant and long flowering. Forms several peduncles at the same time. Suitable for growing in containers and planting in a flower bed of perennials.
Breakthrough in breeding - excellent uniformity in flowering in all colors! Plant height - 75-100 cm. Various uses - as a cut, as a tall potted plant and for decorating flower beds with tall perennials.
Coreopsis Earley Sunrise
The plant is compact, has terry inflorescences of golden yellow color. Blooms profusely all summer. Plant height - 50-60cm. Usage: for landscaping gardens, for growing in pots.
Lobelia the beautiful Starship
An original perennial with decorative foliage, forming an ear with numerous bright red flowers. Height - 50-60 cm. Early flowering. A leaner, more balanced hybrid with improved branching. High decorativeness of flowering plants. It will be a great addition to a combined perennial flower bed. Prefers hot and humid climates.
Physostegia Crystal Peak
The plant is compact, inflorescences are white, spike-shaped. Height - 40 cm. Suitable for both outdoor cultivation and flowerpots. Can be used for cutting.
Oak sage New Day
Luxurious sage with bright green foliage and abundant flowering. The plant is compact, bushy well from the root. Height - 25-30 cm. Inflorescences are long, strewn with many flowers of rich pink or blue color. It will look great both in a flower bed and in a flowerpot.
Note for flower growers:
- sowing seeds for seedlings: February - early March
- soil: fertile, well-drained
- regular feeding has a positive effect on plant development
- compulsory supplementary lighting of seedlings in winter and early spring
- disembarkation to a permanent place: May - early June
Experiment, choose! A variety of species forms of perennials will help you create an alpine slide, a rabatka, a flower bed that will delight you with flowering and decorative foliage annually.
Live in harmony with nature while enjoying your beautiful garden!
Kharchenko Anna - Head of the Flower Seeds Department of the Poisk agricultural holding.