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4. Plants for a wet lawn
A place where classic moisture-loving plants grow, which in any other place need regular watering - such is a wet lawn. The influence of the reservoir is felt here strongly, but the water line is lower and flooding does not interfere with planting completely different plants, pleasing not with power, but with their delicate beauty.
- The length of the zone: from the water's edge to the film line.
- Humidity level: no flooding but constant.
- Dominant plants: ground cover, flowering, textural perennials.
The most favorite plant of a wet lawn is Siberian irises (Iris sibirica). Perhaps, it is in the design of reservoirs that they reveal all their power and beauty. The incomparable sods of the narrow xiphoid leaves structure the compositions and introduce new textures and geometric motifs, and the abundant bloom with a touching blue palette reminds why the Siberians are considered full-fledged competitors of bearded irises.
The sun- kissed loosestrife (Lysimachia nummularia), which is most often called simply meadow tea, covers the damp lawn with a luxurious carpet. This plant will create a dense cover both in partial shade and in the sun. Rounded leaves and sunny bloom give it a special optimistic character.
The blooming queen of this zone is Bulley's primrose (Primula bulleyana). She conquers not only with a variety of shades of monochrome or two-color inflorescences with all possible options for red, yellow, pink, lilac shades. Large tongue-shaped leaves with a bright color resemble horseradish in shape, but in texture they are typical of primroses. The inflorescences are large and loose, they rise to a stunning height, several times higher than the cushion of greenery. Multi-tiered flower stalks create a stunning, spectacular blooming cloud.
Among the primroses there are other species that will happily settle on a damp lawn - spring primrose (Primula veris), Florinda primrose (Primula florindae), Japanese primrose (Primula japonica), pink primrose (Primula rosea).
If you are looking for a more unpretentious plant, then you should pay attention to the swamp forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides) with its lilac-blue inflorescences-heads and bright leaves. You can't find more touching flowering.
It is worth paying attention to the royal chitus (Osmunda regalis), which is characterized by an atypical change for ferns from autumn color to dazzling yellow.
There are plants of size and larger. Large accents in a damp lawn can be set by the spotted bush (Eupatorium maculatum), which creates a dense and stunningly lush bush. Purple meadowsweet (Filipendula x purpurea) looks like a blooming cloud in summer. In shading, it can be replaced by Astilboides tabularis - a powerful plant with amazingly large leaves. Another giant is not picky about lighting - the narrow-headed buzulnik (Ligularia stenocephala), which has beautiful leaves and flowers on dark peduncles, reminiscent of sun-golden lace candles. Will happily fill in the background and create soft colorful accents of Darmer's thyroid (Darmera peltata), the beauty of the colors on the leaves of which is reminiscent of watercolors.
The decoration of the second half of the gardening season will be Gray's sedge (Carex grayi) and other moisture-loving sedge species, creating beautiful dense sods and hummocks from graceful thin leaves and stems, delighting with the filigree of their panicles.
On a damp lawn, you can continue to plant some swamp plants, including loosestrife.
The continuation of the list of plants for different zones of the reservoir, see the next page
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