Perennial plants that are not afraid of winter cold are what every gardener needs. We present you with a list of the most beautiful perennials for your yard.
The most popular species grown in gardens is Liatris spicata, an ornamental plant.
This perennial grows in nature in central and eastern parts of North America.
- Needs full sunlight for at least half a day.
- The planting site should not be too moist.
- To protect the tubers from insects, you can plant them in special protective baskets.
Liatris goes well with low grasses due to the contrasting shapes and texture of the leaves. You can grow them in containers and pots.
The species has a few varieties (including hybrid ones), differing in height and color. There are dark purple, purple, pink, white, cyan, light purple varieties. Scabiosa blooms from June to October and propagates by seeds, dividing the bush and basal cuttings.
- Requires a site with fertile, light soil, rich in humus.
- To extend the flowering period, remove the faded inflorescences.
- It tolerates short-term drought, but does not tolerate waterlogging.
All pincushions look good in large single-species groups. They successfully coexist with such perennials as hosts, peonies and low-growing irises.
Daylily is also on the list of perennials. There are many varieties of different colors. It tolerates the summer heat well, and the blossoms always remain fresh.
- Daylilies should be watered carefully, preferably at the root, so that water does not get on a bud.
- The soil between the bushes should be mulched.
- Feed the daylilies several times a season with mineral fertilizers.
The selection of daylilies is huge today. Varieties differ in size, shape, pedicel height and color.
The plant is known for its large flowers. For example, hibiscus moscheutos can grow up to 30 centimeters in diameter. The most suitable hibiscus for outdoor cultivation is the Syrian hibiscus and garden hibiscus (hybrid hibiscus).
- Plant hibiscus outdoors in a sunny place, on the leeward side. Windy side will harm it.
- Give it a lot of space to grow.
- Under normal conditions, it does not need frequent watering.
Unlike its domestic relative, garden hibiscus is more frost-hardy.
Buddleja davidii is a fairly extensive genus, including about 100 species of deciduous and semi-evergreen shrubs, growing naturally in the tropics, subtropics and in some places in the temperate latitudes of South Africa, Asia and America.
- This shrub grows very quickly. The soil for it should be nutritious and moist.
- Remove spent flower heads in the fall before they disperse seeds (don't wait until spring).
- This shrub needs protection from the cold.
In varietal shrubs, inflorescences have raspberry, purple, lavender, white and red shades. Requires knowledge and attention, but the special beauty of the plant is worth any effort.
There are varieties of white, red, pink and lilac shades. Large leaves form an openwork bush of dark green, burgundy, bronze color.
- Astilbe does not need a lot of light to grow quickly. Grows well in partial shade. In such conditions, flowering will be long and abundant.
- Remember that Astilba has a peculiarity: its rhizome gradually grows upward, and the lower part dies off over time. Therefore, it is important to cut it off in a timely manner.
- This plant requires regular watering.
Choosing the right place and time for planting will guarantee that astilbe will quickly take root.
It is especially appreciated among garden flowers due to its high decorative effect and long period of flowering. Perennial asters can decorate the garden right up to the first snow!
- For abundant flowering, asters need a lot of sunlight.
- Water the asters as needed. In drought and during the growing season, watering should be frequent.
- The bushes need to be divided after 5-6 years.
In late autumn, asters look especially impressive against the background of evergreen shrubs and conifers. In addition, asters are highly frost-resistant, which makes them even more popular.