5 Non-standard Bulbous And Tuberous For The Garden. List Of Original Plants For The Flower Garden. Names, Photos - Page 5 Of 6

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5 Non-standard Bulbous And Tuberous For The Garden. List Of Original Plants For The Flower Garden. Names, Photos - Page 5 Of 6
5 Non-standard Bulbous And Tuberous For The Garden. List Of Original Plants For The Flower Garden. Names, Photos - Page 5 Of 6

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4. Ear covered with leaves - biarum

If you are looking for a non-standard bulbous plant to replenish your collection of autumn plants, then biarum is for you. The flowering of this exotic is expected all year round, and the spectacle is so non-standard that you will immediately feel yourself in an exclusive botanical garden

Exotic cobs of biarum sticking out of the ground are large enough and seem incredibly rare.

Biarum davisii
Biarum davisii

Biarum (Biarum) - unusual representatives of the Aroids. The appearance of these plants cannot be called otherwise than the strange appearance. These are tuberous flowers blooming in autumn with an erect inflorescence-cob, located near the ground, covered with a large blanket.

The combination of a chocolate cob and a lighter bedspread creates an artificial effect. To many, biarums look like mushrooms in appearance, but such confusion is possible only at the beginning of the growing season.

After the inflorescence fully opens, leaves begin to grow in biarum - on graceful petioles, lanceolate-lanceolate, expanding upward, they seem completely inconsistent with the inflorescence itself, but still beautiful.

In landscape design, only 3 types of biarums are used.

  • Biarum thin-leaved (Biarum tenuifolium) is the only winter-hardy representative of these bulbous. The plant is constantly growing, creating very peculiar autumn bumps. The color of the cob, combined with a green-purple veil, where the light top turns into a reddish bottom, seems surprisingly original. Leaves 5 to 15 cm long grow quite quickly, although they have to wait much longer than inflorescences.
  • Biarum exclusive (Biarum eximium) in the middle lane and regions with severe winters can only be grown in tub culture. The ear-shaped inflorescence is almost black, which perfectly emphasizes the purple veil. Leaves appear only after the ear, their length can reach 20 cm.
  • Biarum davisii is also a non-resistant species. The plant is much less common and is more compact in size. It is a Turkish species with a reddish-brown ear and a flat, vessel-shaped or vase-shaped bedspread of creamy color with original pink spots. Broad-lanceolate leaves, as a rule, do not exceed 10 cm.
Biarum thin-leaved (Biarum tenuifolium)
Biarum thin-leaved (Biarum tenuifolium)

Biarums are grown in containers and pots with a dormant period from winter to autumn, or they are planted in the soil in summer, in early June, with a dry dormant period until autumn. Non-resistant plant species can withstand frost only up to -5 degrees.

For biarums, it is necessary to select very light, drained, permeable soils with a loose texture and the sunniest areas (in containers, they prefer bright diffused lighting). This plant is traditionally grown in rocky gardens where it is easier to ensure the summer dryness of the soil. After the beginning of the growing season for biarums, additional watering can be carried out in drought.

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