Do you want to decorate your garden with an original and unpretentious plant? Then pay attention to steklone. The plant is common in Africa, America and Eurasia. The shrub was brought to Europe more than 300 years ago. What is attractive to the monitor? Planting and maintenance of this plant will not cause any particular hassle even to beginner flower growers, and the pomp of its flowering will exceed all your expectations!
The main features of the park and the variety of its varieties
Thanks to unpretentiousness, a considerable height (up to 2 m) and abundant flowering (from July to frosts), the pedigree gradually wins the hearts of the Russians.
Stem plant upright, covered with purple or green leaves with a carved edge and pointed ends. In the upper part, it is divided into numerous twigs, covered with fragrant inflorescences-baskets. The shade of small flowers of stevie can vary from snow white to pale lilac. Already in October, crested seeds form on the site of the inflorescences.
Types of boneset
It is a moisture-loving plant native to North America. The purple stove has a compact size and the ability to live peacefully with other plants planted in the garden. Its height does not exceed 150 cm, and large, oval-lanceolate foliage throughout the season retains the attractiveness of a bluish-green color.
The shade of the inflorescences (from white to purple-violet) depends on the selection of your pedigree. Little Red bushes, whose height does not exceed 90 cm, are covered with wine-pink buds from July to September. And the grade Little Joe (height - 1 m) is distinguished by the air lightness of soft pink inflorescences.
The height of the stems of this plant, which prefers swampy soils, does not exceed 50 cm. The 3-5-palmate foliage is slightly pubescent, and the flowers blooming at the ends of the branches in the middle of summer are painted in a delicate pink color. Do I need such a monitor in landscape design? Photographic compositions with this perennials in the main role eloquently testify: they are able to satisfy the demands of the most demanding esthete gardener!
This perennial species is distinguished by a white shade of flowers and an oval-shaped toothed foliage. The frost-resistant variety Chocolate is especially decorative. Its foliage changes its color from purple to bronze-brown during the season. Another type of wrinkled bone is Braunlaub. The foliage and buds of this plant are colored light brown.
This plant, imported to Russia from North America, can reach a height of 180 cm. The shape of its leaves is elongated, and the shade of flowers is mauve. On sale you can find many winter-hardy varieties of this variety. If you purchased a spotted nursery, planting and leaving him will not differ from other species of the Aster family.
The role of stevia in landscape design
The ability to live peacefully with other plants, not displacing them, a variety of compact and tall varieties, pomp and duration of flowering, moisture resistance - this is not a complete list of the advantages of stevia. You can use this plant as a living screen, and its powerful rhizomes perfectly strengthen the shores of artificial reservoirs. Lush inflorescences are perfectly combined with astilbas and black cohoshs of a similar shade, or heliums and bouzulniki of contrasting tones.
Purple and hemp varieties varieties are optimal as tapeworms. They can serve as a decoration of the lawn or the background of any flower garden. Wrinkled stevia Chocolate harmonizes well with lobelia and Penstemona.
The fragrant flowers of perennial attract many butterflies that can serve as an additional decoration of your flower garden! If you can’t decide what your ideal pedigree should be like, a photo plant during the flowering period will allow you to decide on the final choice.
Secrets of a successful planting and breeding plants
Acquire rhizomes best can in April. During this period, the plant has not yet started laying buds, and therefore the transplant is as painless as possible. You can also buy seedlings of a plant by planting it in open ground as early as May-June - to protect against return frost.
Experts identify several main ways of breeding windows.
- sowing seeds. They are mixed with sand, distributed over the ground, slightly pressed into it, and then moistened and covered with glass. When 3 true leaves appear, the seedlings are diving. When choosing such a method of reproduction, the nursery will bloom in the 2-3rd year;
- division of rhizome. An adult plant (1-2 years old) at the end of the summer is divided into 2-3 parts with a sharp knife or ax and immediately planted in a new place;
- grafting At the very beginning of spring shoots with a small “heel” - part of the root - are separated from the adult plant. For successful rooting, you need to create a small greenhouse and organize regular watering of seedlings with warm water. Already at the end of the summer, grown plants can be planted in the ground.
Planting and plant care
Do you like the guardian? Planting and maintenance of this plant is extremely simple! The best place for the location of the bushes of the school canvass is sunny, with loose and fertile soil.
Saplings should be placed at a distance of 1 m., Having previously dug up a bed and preparing holes, in which up to 65% of humus, 25-30% of wood ash and about 10% of bone meal should be added.
The roots of the plant are washed and spread on the bottom of the planting pit, slightly pressing them into the ground. Shoots are also sprinkled with earth, which is gently compacted and watered with warm water.
Do not forget that your new pet is moisture-loving. He gratefully responds to the regular loosening, mulching and the introduction of dressings for flowering plants (up to 3 times a year).