With the arrival of spring,when low temperatures probabilityhas passed, you canstart plantingflowers’ tubers. Tuberous flowerrootis a potato tubertype with a noticeablegrowth point.Tuberousplants calla lilies and dahlias lookspectacular.You candecorate yourgarden withbegonias.It is all aboutyour imaginationand taste.
Why tuberous flowers are planted on sunny spots?
Usually bulbous and tuberous flowers love the sun.They grow well and bloom earlier.Tuberous flowers can bloom also in light penumbra, but this moves the beginning of blooming, and blossoming duration is changing. Plants bloom longer in shadow.If you have a sunny lawn, it is the best place to grow bulbs and tuberous flowers.The green lawn’s smooth surface only emphasizes the beauty of calla lilies, dahlias and other tuberous plants.Flowers will bring flavor into your lawn design.
If you decide to plant them against lawn background, try to create a separate group.This is necessary because you will mow the lawn during the season and you can damage single tuberous flowers.Group planting will prevent this from happening and would look prettier in terms of aesthetics.
Flowers will not compete with each other and fight for a place under the sun and nutrients as it is one kind of a plant.In hot weather they prevent roots’ overheating and support each other during bad weather.This tuberous flowers characteristic manifests itself most often. Taking caring after them becomes easier because the plants create special microclimate, typical for tuberous flowers.
For a tuberous group of the same genus to look spectacular all summer it is recommended to plant individual non-competing plants between tuberous ones, this way they will beautify your loan when tuberous plants do not bloom.For example, pansies bloom for a long time and they look nice.They grow to 10" in height, vary in color and do not compete with neighboring plants.
What kind of soil is required for tuberous flowers?
If your garden has clay soil with high moisture content, such soils should be fertilized with organic fertilizer, preferably, and drained.Loamsoil is good for tuberous flowers, as tubers cannot tolerate the water stagnation.In order to increase the soil permeability you can add sand to it.Many tuberous flowers grow well in slightly acidic soils.When tubers start to grow they are beginning to use the nutrients reserve that they contain.When their roots have grown, tubers receive all the necessary nutrients from the soil.Once the plant fades, it starts to form new tubers for which it is very necessary to stock up nutrients for the newblooming cycle.That’s why fertile soil is preferable.
It’s better to apply fertilizercouple weeksin advance before planting tubers.The ground has to bemixed withfertilizer,and plantedtubers should be coveredwith it. This enables plants roots’ gradualfertilizerpenetration.
The flowertubersizeaffects the planting depth. Tuber plantsare planted into a depthwhich equalsthree times the tuber height.Tubers growthpoints should be directedstraight up.Make sure thetuberswould not fallto the side becauseit weakensthe plant itself, itgrowsslowerand has a plainappearance.
Caring for plantedtuberousflowers
Onceyou plantthe flowers tubers, water plants abundantly. Water shouldreach thetubers.But do notoverdo.The soilabove theplantedtubersflowersshould notturn into dirt.After some time,mellow thesoilin order to avoidcrust formation after watering.Itdelays tubers’ breathing.If the soil is dry, in thedry weatherplantscan bewatered additionally.
In hot weathertuberousplantwatering should be done in the morningor eveningto preventstems andtubersburns in some genus.This is especially truefor begonias. Manytuberousflowersare susceptible to disease withthe excessivesoil moisture.This is especially truefor young tuberousplants.If theplantvegetation periodcomes to an end, you should notwater theplant.This will enableto growmore healthytubersfor the next season.