New items for florists

10-15 years ago in our Russian florist literally collapsed avalanche of new species and varieties of ornamental plants, and with every coming season, many seed companies continue to delight flower lovers their findings. Today we tell about some of the plants, the seeds of which are offered by NC «Russian kitchen garden».

All of the following plants originate in the tropics and subtropics, therefore, being mostly perennials in zone umorennogo climate cultivated culture in the annual All they breed mostly seeds (some can be of grafted)

Two years ago at the demonstration site of the company there were two forms of silver or creeping dihondry: Emerald Falls varieties with bright green leaves i’Silver Falls — with bright silver. Sales copt Silver Falls appeared this year. Planted in pots or hanging baskets, plants really resemble the sparkling waterfall. Numerous thin whip trail over the soil surface and hang down to 1.5 meters or more. Plants completely covered with small rounded leaves about the size of a small coin, but the flowers are arranged in leaf axils, inconspicuous and almost invisible. Care is the same as for other species, used for hanging baskets: nutritious, loose soil, complex feeding times v7-10dney and abundant watering during the desiccation of the soil. Propagated by seeds (sowing time — February-March), or cuttings. The mother plants can be stored for the winter in bright, relatively cool place.

The original grass — pearl millet Purple Majesty F ,. which affects everything: strong stems up to 150 cm wide gracefully hanging down leaves, large fluffy blossoms, and most importantly — painting: All of the plants are bright purple-burgundy. This variety is good everywhere: in single and group plantings, the flowerbeds, mixborders district near the lawn, in the large garden vases and containers. Seeds are sown in soil in early May in pots or in mid-April. Millet African thermophilic, requires a bright, sunny location, nutritional, structural soil, fertilizing and moderate watering. With early planting and a long warm summer on the plant may ripen the seeds, but when sowing seed may not be aligned but the color and habit.

Flower growers in central Russia are accustomed to thinking hibiscus or Chinese roses, potted plants exclusively. But Russian hibiscus size F, (mixture) is stable in the open field, even in climates suburbs. When sowing seeds early enough (in January — February), you can grow shrub up to 1.5 m, with huge (up to 25 cm in diameter) pale pink flowers, pink or dark pink color. Flowering, however, is not very abundant, but even a few flowers of this size look quite exotic. Flowering in August — September. Best planted in the warm and bright place with a nutrient, moderately moist soil.

Ipomoea Slaughter or cardinal climber. Ruby carpet is very different from the other carved shiny leaves and fiery red, very showy flowers middle-sized (diameter of 2 — 2.5 cm). And that is not surprising, since in modern botanical classification, does not refer to a genus Ipomoea Kvamoklit. In favorable conditions the plant can thrive, climbing the pillars to a height of 2 m. When sowing seeds for seedlings in April, flowering occurs in late July, when sown in the ground — in mid-May and August. The place for this vine is best to choose a warm, sunny, sheltered from the winds. The plant likes fertile soil, fertilizing every 7 — 10 days, and moderate watering.

Castor came into vogue recently, the older generation of gardeners, it is more known for castor oil extracted from the seeds. At home, in tropical Africa, this is quite a large perennial, we do not tolerate winters and cultivated in annual culture. Castor bean Zanzibar — form with purple-red leaves with a metallic sheen — showy plant with large lobed leaves and quite large bright buds and subsequently seed heads extraordinarily beautiful looks in a single landing in the middle of a large front flower bed or in a group near the lawn, building walls or fence . Seeds are best sown in pots large enough in late March — early April, and in the ground — in late May and early June. Place for castor pick up a warm, sunny, with a nutrient, moderately moist soil. Handle the plant very carefully, as all parts are poisonous.

We have all admired (in the photographs. And some in-kind) magnificent borders of lavender in English gardens. In our climate, unfortunately this plant is very bad winters Therefore, another new company NK is very valuable — an annual lavender "Normandy". This variety is characterized by rapid growth, bloom in two months after sowing, forming branched bushes up to 50 cm.

Rudbeckia, it would seem, the most common and familiar to our culture. A new variety of Rudbeckia hairy "Maya" differs from its predecessors not only very large (up to 12 cm in diameter), super double flowers, but also a slight increase (of 40 — 45 cm), compact size and abundance of flowers. It is ideal for containers and borders. Farming as it is no different from the cultivation of other varieties of annual rudbeckia.

We used to have been widely known for only one species — Salvia brilliant. Recently in vogue include new species of this genus, Salvia powdery one. The new variety Rio is exceptionally abundant flowering and bright purple inflorescences and peduncles. Great for solar miksoorderov, rockeries, and planted in pots or pots — on patios and ornamental gardens. Cut florets can be dried and used as dried flowers. Propagated by sowing seeds for seedlings in late March — early April, cold tolerance and very unpretentious.

It is a new plant for us snilentes (Spilanthes acmella) Peek A Boo, low (up to 40 cm in height) is completely covered with bushes of bright yellow flowers with red-bochonochkami caps on top. Especially bright blossoms appear on a background of dark green foliage, bronze in the sun. Love of light and drought-resistant. Blossoms September. From spilantesa can make the original curb or a bright spot on the lawn, just better to plant in pots or containers.

Grade "New Look" silver feathery celosia was established long time ago, but for many gardeners is a novelty. Strong, slender plants with large bright red inflorescences at the top may be the best decoration for any solar flower garden. Decorative effect is reinforced by a rather large leaves, painted in burgundy color. The plant is very heat-loving, so the seeds are cultivated through seedlings sown in early April in the open ground seedlings are planted only in the beginning of June, when the threat of the return pass completely frost. It requires fertile soil, moderate watering and fertilizing. With an excess of organic and nitrogen fertilizers worse blooms and may be affected by root rot.

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