The spruce is a beautiful perennial flower. It prefers to grow in a temperate climate. Most often it is used as an ornamental plant, to decorate a garden, since it is very unpretentious and easily takes root in almost all conditions. In addition, the spade makes the garden similar to the Alpine mountains - its medium-sized white flowers look natural and tender.
Yaskolka: growing from seed
The easiest way to grow this plant is from seed. It is quite difficult to divide the cuttings of yascolki. To start the seeds need to be planted on seedlings. Germination they are very high and the first shoots appear a week after sowing. After 2-3 weeks, shoots need to dive. If the plant will continue to grow in a pot, the seedlings can be transplanted there or immediately into the open ground, in the case when it will be its permanent growth place.
Care in the first time the seedlings require the most minimal, which consists only in watering the plants. The soil should not be dry, by the way, as well as wet. The place of its constant growth should be in the penumbra or in the sun, direct sunlight will not harm this flower. The splinter is not picky about the type of soil, but it needs to have good drainage.
Features of landing and leaving in an open ground
- After planting sprouts in the ground, care for them will be just as easy. Just unpretentiousness is one of the main advantages of this culture. Therefore, even beginner gardeners can grow yazolkas.
- Watering should be moderate, by the way, it is watering that will be the main action in the care of the spike. Top dressing is not an indispensable part of care, the plant will grow and develop well without them. It is better to closely monitor the level of soil moisture.
- The leaves and flowers that have dried should be cut off, then the shape of the plant will be beautiful, and the flowering will be more magnificent, respectively, and it will develop better.
- Although feeding the yaskolke is not necessary, it will not be superfluous. You can fertilize the plant over the summer several times - this will be quite enough. It is better to buy ready-made mixtures for this, for example, "Rainbow".
- It is easiest to propagate a flower with the help of seeds that ripen in boxes about 20 days after the end of flowering. But you can propagate this culture by cuttings or by dividing the bush. It is held either in early spring (in a cold climate) or in the fall (if the climatic zone is warm). But the cuttings are taken at the beginning of the summer.
How to care for the inflorescences?
Jascolka is a very common perennial herb that has white flowers and silvery leaves collected in inflorescences. Hanging from the slopes of the terraces, this plant is a bit like a white veil. Culture grows very quickly, forming a lush pillow. The most difficult task for the gardener is to create beautiful landscapes with the use of a splinter.
One of the species of this plant is a fallopian felt, has small silver leaflets on lodging shoots. White bell-shaped flowers are directed upwards. For several years, this plant forms a lush pillow that reaches half a meter wide and 20 cm high.
Felted yaskolka perfectly gives in to a hairstyle, and begins to bloom very early - immediately after snow comes off the ground. The plant does not tolerate stagnant moisture; it may become bare in the center. The care and cultivation of this species does not differ from the care of other varieties of flowers.
In addition to the felt, there are many types of pinpoints, which are used to create landscape compositions.
Jaskolka Bieberstein. This plant is very common among gardeners who have garden plots in central Russia. Its main advantages are long flowering and fast distribution in spring and summer. The flowers are bright white and resemble an umbrella up to 1.5 cm in diameter. The core has a yellow tint inside. The leaves are gray-green, they will be very harmoniously combined with stones of brown color. The main attraction
At the beginning of summer, the sprat begins to cover the surface on which it grows. The sight is reminiscent of a snow-white carpet, up to 20 cm high. It can be planted in hanging boxes, on the veranda or on the terrace.
The main care for this crop is pruning an overgrown bush and transplanting it to a new growth site once every 4 years. The snow carpet thickly and evenly covers the growth surface. It will look great on stones, curbs or against the backdrop of a lush lawn. During flowering, the plant stems can be cut and sent in the right direction, while creating the necessary shape.
Silver spike. This is a plant whose flowers and leaves are as if covered with a layer of silver. It looks very good, especially when exposed to sunlight. Blooms in May and June. Plant this type better on the slopes of rock gardens and rockeries, as well as around a green lawn. Silver yaskolka unpretentious care, transplantation can be done after 5-6 years.
Alpine yaskolka. This is probably the most unpretentious variety of plants. Its homeland is rocky slopes. Externally, it resembles a sparse shrub, the stems of which are slightly raised up.
In addition to the ornamental, the yaskolka also has healing properties. Few people know, but the decoction from it has a sedative effect. For its preparation should be 2 tbsp. l crushed raw materials pour 500 ml boiling water, leave for a couple of hours and drain.
If a person has a state of increased nervousness or stress, then this remedy should be consumed in ½ tbsp. 2-3 times a day. Or you can add half a liter of decoction to the bathroom.
In folk medicine, ordinary yaskolka is used as a prophylactic against cancer diseases. It will be enough for several weeks to use the decoction from the entire above-ground part of the culture. For its preparation you need 1 tsp. pour 1 tbsp. boiling water and boil on low heat for 5 min. After decoction, strain and cool. Take 1/2 tbsp. 3-4 times a day.
When planting garden species iskolki worth noting how it grows in natural conditions. Based on this, you can create a stunning landscape. Snow carpet can be planted next to the garden paths, the more so you can not weed curbs. Splinters prevent the growth of weeds.
The plant of yaskolka will become the real decoration of any garden site. She does not require special attention, does not need careful care. The flowers she has are very beautiful and tender, which grow lush carpet. Yaskolka especially well looks in combination with stones, for example, on the Alpine hill.