Table of contents:
Video: 5 Non-standard Bulbous And Tuberous For The Garden. List Of Original Plants For The Flower Garden. Names, Photos - Page 2 Of 6
1. Exotic with large leaves and floating inflorescences - kandyk
Representatives of the genus Erythronium (Erythronium) are better known in our country under the modest name of Kandyk that does not suit them at all in appearance.
Kandyk is one of the most original spring accents for any garden, a unique bulbous with huge leaves and elegant flowers that you can admire for several weeks.
Kandyk, despite its exotic status, belongs to the bulbous capable of wintering in open soil. The height of plants ranges from 10 cm to half a meter, depending on the length of the peduncles.
Deep-seated bulbs resemble a dog's tooth in shape (it is because of this plant that they got their name - "kandyk"). The leaves of the plant are quite large, from 7 to 20 cm in length, outwardly very similar to lilies of the valley. On the foliage of almost all kandyks, brown or purple spots appear, giving the plant even more originality.
The combination of a muted basic bluish color with brown, chocolate, purple, almost black spots makes erythronium exotic. But these bulbs are appreciated, first of all, for flowering. Straight shoots of kandyk are crowned with original tubular flowers with lingual perianth petals, most often rejected back in relation to the center of the flower and fused into a bell-shaped tube.
Erythronium flowers are simultaneously reminiscent of orchids, fuchsias, daffodils and lilies, although often in structure they are most similar to cyclamen flowers. But no matter what associations they cause, kandyks are always perceived as very unusual and elegant. Tepals in most kandyks flaunt with ears. The contrast between white, cream, pink, or yellow petals and a brighter or paler center adds even more grace to the plant.
Without exception, all erythroniums are famous for their large marble leaves in a dense basal rosette and flowers rising on thin straight peduncles similar to soaring fairies.
These plants have many species that have been introduced into culture and are actively used in landscape design. The choice between different erythroniums should be made according to the structure and color of the flowers. The best on sale are the hybrid kandyk and the european kandyk (Erythronium dens-canis), also known as the kandyk dog tooth.
These erythroniums have numerous varieties with different color variations of not only flowers, but also leaves. But also large-flowered kandyk (Erythronium grandiflorum) and Siberian kandyk (Erythronium sibiricum) deserve wider distribution.
Erythroniums, or kandyks, are not quite standard bulbous in terms of the required growing conditions. These plants prefer partial shade and light diffused shade. Like many bulbs, their flowers bloom long before the first leaves appear.
Kandyks are very afraid of stagnant water, they prefer light, but rather moist soils with an acid reaction. Planting and transplanting of erythroniums is carried out at the same time - in June. Without transplanting, these bulbs can grow up to 6 years, and each plant will increase your collection by at least 20 bulbs during this time.
Erythroniums look great in rocky gardens and on the lawn. They can be grown as a cut plant. In the beauty of marble patterns on the leaves, no other spring star can compete with them.
See the continuation of the list of original bulbous and tuberous plants for the flower garden on the next page
To go to the next part use numbers or links "Previous" and "Next" Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next