Why are PerennialFlowers Advantageous for Planting?
The variety of flowers in thegardenallows creating a bright palette in thegarden’s landscape design. However, if only annual flowers are used for its adornment, every spring you will be investing your time into your garden all over again. Is it more beneficial to plantgarden perennial flowersonce? With perennial flowers, you will not have to plant new greenery every spring. That will reduce thegardencare time considerably.
5 Golden Rules of PerennialFlowers Planting
1. Plant a group of perennial flowers of the same species. For the blooming terms change, plant the flowers which aren’t oppressing each other.
Not all the flowers get along with each other. Some have an oppressing effect on other flowers. That is why you should not arrange motley grass for your flowerbed. It is better to plant 2-3 species of perennialflowers. For example, ornamental onions will look lovely. They arebulbs.
To conceal withering leaves of ornamental onions shedding their blossoms, plant Eremurus or Кniphofia hybridaamong them. All these plants grow together perfectly and they compliment each other in size. Allium giganteumis a magnificent plant up to 6 feet tall with huge bright purple globe-shaped inflorescences of 6″ diameter.
Allium cristophii or Star of Persia is even more spectacular, 2 feet tall, with a crown of very large inflorescences up to 11 inches in diameter of purple-silver color. After they finish blooming, garden plants do not lose their decorative beauty.
However, as it happens with all thebulbs, their leaves wither gradually. Decorativeness of Eremuruses comes to substitute ornamental onions. They are sometimes called Cleopatra’s Needles or Кniphofia hybrida. All these plants do not require replanting during a couple of years. They love sun, drained soil and are very picturesque with sufficient watering.
2. When planting perennial flowers, provide enough space between them.
Remember to provide enough space between flowers when planting, otherwise, plants lose their decorativeness and bloom poorly. Each flower needs his own setting, for example ornamental onions, Eremuruses and Кniphofias. All these plants are tall. The height of some species reaches 2-6 feet. To let plants get enough sun and free their roots from fighting for nutrition necessary for growing and blooming, plant them no closer than 2.5 feet. Always consider that the plant remains in the same location during a few years and, thus, needs space for development.
3. Plant the flowers with different terms of blooming.
In this case you will not have to care about the decorativeness of your lawn. It will be blossoming all season long. Besides, luxuriant greenery of some plants will conceal withering of others. Let us study the example of ornamental onions, Eremuruses and Кniphofias. Ornamental onions bring joy by their beauty from May until July. Taking into account that they are decorative, even after they finish blooming, these plants will look lovely in the lawn until their leaves wither. Eremuruses start bloomingin May and finish in July. Кniphofia, a rootlike plant, starts blooming in July and brings joy and serves up as feast for the eyes until late September.
4. If you want to grow a blooming perennial, provide it with favorable conditions.
Arranging agarden, lightning of the area forperennial flowersplanting and climatic peculiarities of yourgardenshould be considered. The above-mentionedperennial flowerslove sun and a place protected from cold northern winds. Ornamental onions grow fast and well in zones 4-5, Eremuruses in zones 4-5, when covered, it is possible to grow up to 3. Кniphofias grow and bloom great all over the vast areas of zones 5-10.
5. Find the best place for each flower in your garden to display their best beneficial sides.
If you made up your mind to plant theseperennial flowersin yourgarden, the best place where they will look royally would be a green grass plot with the background of single large stones. These beautiful plants will look great also by some pond.
Other species ofperennial flowersthat can grow with each other, develop, and bloom successfully may also be part of your beautiful garden display.
One more tip
If a perennial is planted, not always will it become an adornment of yourgardenright away. It takes time to let the plant grow and enter the blooming stage. Someperennial flowersstart blooming only the next year after planting.
If you are impatient and do not want thegardento be at a disadvantage because of this, first plant annuals along withperennial flowers. They are richer in blooming and will fill the emptiness until a perennial spreads out.