In the small-scale aesthetics there is another name Erigeron. It is a perennial resembling a woman of September, a daisy and aster itself. Often we are looking for plants for our garden that do not need to be planted every year.
Look at the unpretentious culture with small petals, it is able to decorate flowerbeds and borders. Lush flowering pleases to the cold, and the foliage and does peep through the snow.
What is perennial mellebeestnik. How to take care of him, with what is combined in a flower garden.
Description of erigeron
The plant of the Asterov family forms small or medium-sized ornamental shrubs. The structure of their loose, sprawling, many shoots. An average height of 40-50 cm, there are 70-centimeter specimens.
On the stem grow oblong, narrow leaves of dark green color. They are more rounded at the bottom of the shoot.
The flower has subtle fluffy petals. Terry plant has petals in several rows, whereas simple flowers only one. Inflorescences can be solitary and paniculate. Their color is different: blue, pink, yellow.
The size of flowers is 0.2-0.4 cm. The middle is the tubular petals of the yellow color scheme. From it quickly the formation of pubescent seeds.
Two hundred species and varieties of the small-bloomer can be found on different continents.
Erigeron will grow well in the lighted areas of your garden. For full lush flowering, he will need the sun. Being in the shade adversely affects the splendor of the bush - the stems will be pulled out, and the leaves will form only at the very top.
The small-scale beauty will grow in one place for several years, it is preferable that the soil composition be fertile. Suitable perennial and slightly alkaline, loamy earth.
An important condition! The soil should be lightweight, permeable. Stagnant water in the root of the plant provokes fungal diseases.
Planted erigeron seedlings and seeds in open ground. Perennial breeding occurs by sowing seeds, dividing the bush and grafting.
Direct sowing in open ground
Sow in early spring or late autumn. In the first case, they seek the development of a good root system for subsequent wintering, and in the second, so that the seeds do not germinate before the onset of cold weather. They will spring in the spring, and will be prepared for the next winter.
- Dig up the bed, align,
- Seeds have poor germination, so you can sow thickly, filling up fine material at 0.5-1 cm,
- Moisturize the ground gently so as not to wash the seeds,
- Shoots that appear close to each other, pass through, leaving a distance of 10-15 cm,
- When the seedlings grow, they are planted in a permanent place. If it is a curb or another landing in a row, then a distance of 30-40 cm will do.
In the conditions of the middle and northern strip of our country, the seedling method is suitable. Sow seeds preferably in March. At the beginning of this month we are preparing containers with fertile substrate. The mega-brilliant of seeds develops rather slowly.
- We moisten the soil, sprinkle the seeds on the surface, crush a little. No need to sprinkle them on top,
- You can plant immediately in peat glasses of 3-4 seeds,
- Put a film or glass on top, building a greenhouse,
- Shoots will appear in 25-30 days, before and then watered through a spray bottle and ventilated,
- If the seedlings rarely rose, you can not dive, but in the peat pot it is better to leave one strong plant, cut off the rest,
- On the street we plant at the end of May.
Planting pattern, as in the case of direct sowing in the ground. Try as little as possible to disturb the root growth. Erigeron survives painfully, so it is advisable to shelter the first year in winter.
Starting from the second year, the bushes become frost-resistant and winter well.
We propagate by dividing the bush
This is the easiest and best breeding option. Shrubs that have reached 3-5 years of age, must be replanted necessarily. So you get the material to replenish their beds, and still rejuvenate the plant.
Divide the bush into several parts with a sharp knife and immediately sit in the prepared holes. The procedure is carried out in the spring and during the summer.
Young shoots are also suitable for breeding. It is necessary to carefully separate the stem at the base of the socket, you can cut off obliquely its top with leaves. Prikopat in the greenhouse or in place for continuous growth. After 3-4 weeks at the bottom of the cutting leaves and roots form. This is a ready landing specimen.
Caring for small-scale gorgeous
Exactly, as well as planting, caring for the shrubs of the small shale does not require a lot of care. The ideal garden flower option for people who love the easy perennials.
One has only to carefully put it in the right place so that it will delight you with flowering. This time goes on for a long time - all summer and until frost. Spend a little time picking off flowering buds, this will allow even more peduncles to form.
Pruning exposed sprawling extreme stems. If the bush is too high (more than 70 centimeters), it is worth tying it up by building supports.
Drink plenty of water is not necessary, only in the driest weather. What to do if there is infection with mold or spotting. This may be a response to waterlogging.
Then you need to sprinkle (dry) the ground around the bush with wood ash, and treat with a weak solution of Bordeaux mixture. It will be necessary only to throw out the bush, if the damage of several shoots occurs.
Place in the garden landscape
Low-growing or lush hybrid species of the small-brighter can be found as an ampelous plant. They are put in vases, hung in balcony drawers, pots on the verandas and terraces.
Bright thin petals of flower baskets will decorate any flower bed: mixborders and rabatku, alpine slides and rocky gardens.
Contrasting perennial and annual flowers with erigeron will create a mood and a beautiful composition. Plant alongside other types of asters, marigolds and zinnias, irises and phloxes.
Ornamental shrubs will shade modest bushes, adding a background. This plant will also become a central figure on the lawn, refresh the frontal plan, plant it along winding and straight paths.
The beautiful giant is beautiful
Its birthplace is the North American continent. The stems are erect, rough, their length is 70 cm. The leaves are lanceolate, and the inflorescences reach 5-6 cm in coverage. Reed petals of lilac color, and tubular petals of yellow color.
He is the ancestor of the hybrid group, uniting more than a dozen varieties. Erigeron beautiful love to grow European gardeners, in Russia, various hybrids are also popular.
Rose Triumph - dark pink terry flower rosettes.
Violetta - dark purple flowers of terry type.
Prosperity - light blue baskets.
Azur Beauty - lavender hue inflorescences.
Dimity - the core is large, and the length of reed petals is small. Painted in creamy pink color scheme.
Rote Shengayt - semi-double hybrid with pink-red flowers.
Ferster's Laybling - pink flower baskets.
This species has a variable color petals. At each stage of development and flowering, the colors of the inflorescence undergo metamorphosis. At first, a pink flower appears, then it becomes white, and by the fall it takes on a raspberry-wine shade.
On the bush at the same time there can be different baskets, and the bloom is long, in order to have time to admire it. Creeping stems also deserve attention, this small-sized goose is suitable for ground cover compositions.
Single orange blossoms have a diameter of 3-4 centimeters. It blooms briefly, only 30 days. The height of the bush is up to 40 cm, but its lush habit reaches in half a meter.
In the mountains of Central and Western Europe, erigeron alpine has been known for a long time. The bush does not differ in splendor, the stems are 30-35 cm. The flowers are purple, pink, white, yellowish, their coverage is small - 3.5 cm. Flowering up to one and a half months.
The foothills of most climatic zones are places of distribution of this species. It can be both short and tall. 80-centimeter bushes grow under good conditions of illumination and depth of roots.
The extreme petals are purple, and the middle is yellow, the inflorescence is 3 cm. In coverage. The length of the stems to 0.4 cm.
It grows in the foothills and highlands of Europe, the USA and Canada. A short bush grows up to 8 centimeters. Purple flowers appear in the bush until autumn.
This is a Far Eastern species of small-magnespies, for its growth are suitable alpine meadows and tundra, mountain ranges. The underground part of the plant is well developed, and the height of the bushes varies widely - from 10 to 40 cm. It blooms with blue reed petals.
Features resemble alpine species. Height of a bush is 20-30 cm, inflorescences are light lilac and white. Likes lighting longer, blooms in summer.
Peculiarities of the small-scale beauty
Erigeron is a herbaceous rhizomatous perennial, biennial, or annual plant, found in this genus and subshrub, externally similar to perennial asters. Malovatovisty, simple, rough shoots can be slightly dodging or straight. Radical oblong-oblong leaf plates are assembled into a socket, their length is about 20 centimeters, they can be shallow-hollowed or solid. Baskets can be placed on the shoots singly or be part of the inflorescence of corymbose or paniculate form. The baskets include 1–3 rows of marginal reed and median tubular flowers. Median flowers have a yellow color, with reed colored purple, white, purple, pink, purple or cream color. The fruit is a seed, which can be bare or densely pubescent.
Landing of Erigeron
Erigeron can be propagated by cuttings, seeds, and dividing the bush. Seeds are sown at the beginning of the spring period or towards the winter. Some species are tight, so they are recommended to grow through seedlings. In this case, seeding should be done in March. The wide container should be filled with the moistened substrate. The seeds are sparsely distributed over the surface of this soil mixture and without digging in, they simply press them slightly into the ground. Capacity should be tightly covered with film or glass. The seed container must be moved to a cool place that should be well lit. As a rule, the first seedlings should appear not earlier than after 4 weeks. Growing seedlings gradually begin to grow and develop faster and faster.
If the crops are too thick, then after the plants have a second true leaf, they will need to dive. The seedlings will still be very small, but this should not embarrass you. In the event that the seedlings do not grow very densely, then they do not need a dive, in the first summer days they can be transplanted directly into the open soil. Seedlings should not be kept warm for a long time. When she grows up and stronger, you will need to transfer it to the veranda or to the loggia.
These plants are very fond of light, but they can be grown in small penumbra. Practically any soil will be suitable for cultivation; however, it is not recommended to grow errigeron on moist soil, since its development and growth in this case will be very slow. It is best to choose a well-lit area with an alkaline soil for planting, which is not saturated with nutrients.
Planting seedlings in open ground should be carried out in June, while the bushes must be taken from the tanks along with a clod of earth. Do not forget between instances to observe a distance of 25 to 30 centimeters. The small-brilliant, grown in the seed way, will begin to bloom only in the second year of life.
Erigeron orange (Erigeron aurantiacus)
Under natural conditions, this species is found in the northwestern regions of China and in Central Asia. The height of the bush can reach 0.3–0.4 m, and its diameter does not exceed 0.5 m. On straight shoots there are oblong-oval leaf plates. The diameter of single inflorescences-baskets about 30 mm, they are composed of reed orange and tubular yellow flowers. Cultivated since 1879
Erigeron Alpine (Erigeron alpinus = Erigeron schleicheri)
The height of the bush is about 0.3 m, in natural conditions this flower is found in Central and Western Europe, as well as in Asia Minor. This perennial has direct shoots with a rough surface. The form of basal leaf plates is linear-lanceolate, and in rare stem sessile - elongated. The diameter of single inflorescences baskets varies from 30 to 35 mm, they are composed of pink-purple reed and yellow tubular flowers. Blossoms in the second half of June, the duration of flowering about 6 weeks. Cultivated since 1759
The mecrogestrider is caustic (Erigeron acris), or the acupuncture is sharp
This changeable form is a biennial, it has a large number of forms. The height of the bush can vary from 0.06 to 0.75 m. As a rule, the plant has 1 upright, branched shoot, on the surface of which there is pubescence, it is colored in purple or green. The color of the leaf plates is green; very rarely can we see the pubescence on their surface. Baskets are part of the metelkovidny inflorescences, the color of the tubular flowers is yellow, and the reed - pink.
The small-brighter of the one-year (Erigeron annuus), or the fine thistle, one-year
This species is invasive, it came to European countries from North America. The height of the bush can vary from 0.3 to 1.5 m. The direct shoot is covered with rare bristles, at the top it branches. The color of hairy-bristly sheet plates is green. There are a large number of baskets, which are part of the corymbose or panicle inflorescences, reaching a diameter of 10-15 centimeters. The baskets include tubular yellow and 2 rows of false-white or light blue flowers. This type is currently not grown as an ornamental plant. In the gardens it is present only as a weed.
Melleplasher canadian (Erigeron canadensis)
This annual plant does not have a decorative appearance, but it is used in alternative medicine, as it can stop uterine bleeding. Small baskets consist of tubular light yellow and reed white flowers.
In addition to these species are still cultivated such as: single-flowered, naked, drooping, northern, elongated and woolly starch. But only some of them have a decorative appearance.
Erigeron species and varieties
Some of the species of erigeron are cultivated and served to create a variety of hybrid and varietal varieties.
Erigeron beautiful or specialty among the cultivated species, this is most common. This is a perennial plant with fairly branchy straight shoots 50-70 cm high. The foliage in the rosette is spatulate, and on the stem is lanceolate. Flowers lilac coloring with a yellow middle. It blooms from mid to late summer.
There are many hybrids and varieties of this species with different heights and color of petals, among them there are varieties with simple and with terry flowers.
Erigeron Karvinsky low view, forming a bush up to 15 cm tall. It can grow widely in width, forming green thickets. Flowers-baskets are like white daisies that gradually turn pink.
Erigeron orange Central Asian view. It grows up to 40 cm tall and forms a bush up to 50 cm wide. The shoots are straight growing, foliage ovoid, oblong, orange flowers.
Erigeron Alpine grows wild in Asia Minor and in Europe. It grows up to 30 cm. It is a perennial plant with straight stems, linear foliage in the socket and a long one sitting on the stems. The flowers are small, the petals are purple in color, and the tubules in the center are yellow. Flowering begins closer to the middle of summer and lasts 30-40 days.
Erigeron caustic or acute biennial, whose height can vary from 20 to 70 cm. It has, as a rule, one shoot, which begins to branch closer to the top. Pink basket flowers with a yellow center.
Erigeron one-year an invasive species brought to us from America, but in our conditions it has spread so much that it has become a weed and threatens the biological diversity of other plants. Its height varies from 30 cm to 1 m 50 cm. The shoots are straight, covered with fibers, small flowers, white with a yellow middle. It is not grown for decorative purposes and is a weed.
Erigeron canadian annual plant, which is also not grown as an ornamental culture, but is used in traditional medicine.
Erigeron margariteleaf view forming a low dense curtain. It has small white flowers. Duration of flowering up to two months.
Erigeron Trifidus or Asteraceae
Perennial up to 25 cm tall. The leaves are mainly placed only in the rosette. Flowers do not have a special attraction, flowering lasts almost all summer. It is a rare plant listed in the Red Book.
Существует множество сортовых форм, полученных преимущественно из мелколепестника красивого, в основном они отличаются окраской лепестков или же их строением.
- Фостер – сорт с розовыми лепестками,
- Роза джуел – лиловыми,
- Азурфи – сине-фиолетовые и слегка бледные цветки с большим количеством тонких лепестков, летний снег – большие цветы белой окраски,
- Флетта – низкий сорт с мелкими белыми цветками,
- Розовый бриллиант - has an interesting lilac-pink flower color,
- Pink treasure - lush pink flowers-baskets, placed on high shoots,
- Erigeron Blue - petals respectively blue.
Erigeron planting and care in the open field
Erigeron is a fairly unpretentious plant and will not create any particular inconvenience when grown in open ground.
The site should be selected lit, but partial shade will do as well. The place of cultivation should not be located in a lowland or near a water body, since an excess of moisture is harmful to the small-aperture plant. When grown in a dark place shoots too stretched and grow greens, and bloom poorly.
The composition of the soil does not play a big role, as long as it has a neutral or alkaline pH value. Watering is needed in the absence of rain. They should be held in the evening after sunset.
Heliopsis also belongs to the Astro family, grown on planting and caring in open ground without much hassle. Like all plants, it also has its own cultivation nuances. All the necessary recommendations for growing and care can be found in this article.
Fading flowers should be cut to prolong the flowering of the remaining ones. If you want to get the seeds, when the flower begins to wither, it must be tied with gauze and wait until it dries and mature.
In the fall, shoots are pruned at ground level, if you have perennials, cover the plot with dry leaves. When growing high species, they will need support.
Every three years, the bushes need rejuvenation - they are dug out and divided into approximately the same large parts, powdered cuts with ash, and then seated. Erigeron is easy to transplant, so it will not cause problems.
Erigeron seed growing
It is possible to propagate the small-sized brilliant by seeds and cuttings, as well as by dividing the bush, which was mentioned in the previous section.
Seeds are usually sown directly in the soil before winter or early spring. But some species grow worse than others and are sown on seedlings.
Seeds in this case are scattered over slightly damp soil and cover the container with glass. The germination temperature is about 14 ° C, the soil should be slightly damp, it is also important to air every day and remove condensate.
Shoots appear 3-4 weeks after sowing. A dive is performed when two true leaves appear, even if the plants are small. When the danger of frost has passed, the seedlings are planted on the site, keeping the distance between the individuals about 25 cm. The flowering of the small-scale-dormitory, obtained from seeds, will come next year.
Reproduction of erigeron cuttings
You can also resort to cutting. Young shoots in the spring are separated with a "heel", that is, part of the root.
They are planted in loose soil and covered with foil. When fresh greens begin to appear on the cuttings, they can be transplanted into a flower bed.
Diseases and pests
Among the pests and diseases, erigeron is only afraid the rotwhich appears with an excess of moisture and manifests itself as dark spots.
If symptoms are found, treat with Bordeaux or other fungicide. If it is a lot of rot, then the bush is better to destroy. Also, for prevention, you can sprinkle ashes next to flowers.
Planting and care for erigeron (in short)
- Bloom: from midsummer for 30-40 days.
- Landing: sowing seeds in the ground - in the winter or early spring. Sowing seeds for seedlings - in March, planting seedlings in open ground - in June.
- Lighting: bright light or partial shade.
- The soil: light, drained, not saturated with fertilizers, alkaline reaction.
- Watering: regular, sufficient.
- Top dressing: complex mineral fertilizer during budding.
- Reproduction: seeds, cuttings, dividing the bush.
- Pests: not affected.
- Diseases: fungal rot.
Flower Erigeron Description
Flowers erigeron - rhizomatous herbaceous annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs, resembling perennial asters. Their stems are simple, erect or slightly lying down, slightly branched and rough. Basal whole or shallow-collar leaves of elongated oblong shape up to 20 cm long form a rosette, stem leaves are smaller - up to 10 cm long. Baskets of 1-3 rows of marginal reed and median tubular flowers are located on the stalks singly or make paniculate or flabby florets. Reed flowers can be pink, purple, purple, white, cream or lilac, and the median flowers are always yellow. Fruits of erigeron are densely pubescent or bare seeds.
Planting of the small-scale brilliant
The small-sized painter reproduces by dividing the bush, cuttings and seed method. Sowing seeds carried out in the winter or early spring. Some types of erigeron differ in tightness, therefore they are grown seedlingly: in March, erygeron seeds are not thick and evenly distributed over the surface of the wet substrate placed in a wide container, after which they are pressed to the surface and covered with glass or film. Keep crops in a bright cool place. The first shoots can appear only in a month, but as they mature, seedlings grow faster and faster.
Dive thickly sprung up seedlings in the phase of formation of two true leaves, and do not be embarrassed that the seedlings look tiny. If the seedlings grow spacious, you can not dive the seedlings, and in the beginning of summer, immediately planted in open ground. Do not keep the seedlings warm: as soon as they get stronger, bring them to the loggia or veranda.
Small-scale artists are light-requiring, but can grow in light shade. They do not impose special requirements on the composition of the soil, but grow poorly on wet soils. The best for erigeron will be a sunny plot with alkaline and non-saturated fertilizer soil.
Seedlings of the small-bloomer are planted in June, removing the seedlings from the tank together with the earthy clod. The distance between the two plants is kept in the range of 25-30 cm. The small-aperture blossom of seeds will bloom in the second year.
Description of the small-backed or erigeron
Due to the large number of needle, reed petals, the flower has a second name - the small-aperture. "Erigeron" is translated from Greek as "early elder", which is due to the early ripening of seeds.
Bushes are formed loose, spherical. Numerous shoots are soft, grassy, well branched. On average, the width and height of the bush is 40-60 cm. The greens have a rich dark green color.
The flowering of the shallow-brilliant
Shrub evenly covered with baskets of flowers, single or collected in paniculate inflorescences rare. Multiple petals are pink, white, blue, yellow and other shades. Simple petals are arranged in one row, and terry - in several.
The flower has a lush yellow heart. Baskets can be of different sizes: 2 or 4 cm in diameter. The little beauty bloom blooms all summer until October. Small pubescent seeds ripen quickly. The entire stem is covered with oblong leaves; the basal rosette consists of more rounded leaves.
Planting Erygeron seeds in the spring and autumn in the ground
Reproduction is carried out by seeds and dividing the bush. Seeds can be sown in spring and late fall. Sow as early as possible in the spring, at the earliest possible exit into the garden. In the autumn they try to wait for the cold, dry weather after Indian summer, so that the sown seeds do not rise until spring.
For the northern regions, it is desirable to grow seedlings and plant them in the garden after the retreat of extreme cold. Seeds do not germinate all, so store them more.
How to plant erigeron seeds in the ground
To sow the seeds of the small glider in the ground:
- Prepare a bed, dig, let the land settle, level the surface with a rake.
- The seeds are very small, so the embedment depth is small, 1-2 cm.
- The distance between the rows is 25-30 cm, between the seeds in a row - as rarely as possible, in order to break through less. However, given the bad germination rate, it may not be necessary in this procedure.
- When the plants sprout, you need to weed the weeds, break through the seedlings so as to leave a distance of at least 10 cm between the seedlings.
- Watering will not be necessary if spring pleases with occasional rain, only in a dry warm weather pour a bed.
Grown up plants are seated at a distance of 30-40 cm.
Sowing small-sized brilliant for seedlings at home
What looks like shoots erigerona photo
The seedlings of the small-bloomer are made for seedlings in pots or in boxes in early March. Shoots appear for a long time, young plants develop slowly. Use fertile soil, moisten it, distribute the seeds evenly, gently press them into the soil, it is not worth sprinkling.
Keep a distance of at least 2-3 cm between seedlings, if you sow in a common container. Build a mini-greenhouse, covering the crops with film, bag or glass.
Maintain a humid environment and temperature conditions of 10-15 ° C - you can place the container on a cold window sill or a closed balcony. At the end of the month, wait for the first shoots. They will be thin, small, but gradually get stronger, take root, will go in growth. Carefully water, introducing small portions of warm water.
Erigeron seedling seedling photos
When the plants become crowded, carefully transplant them into separate cups. But it is better to plant two or three seeds separately in cups, so as not to suffer with a pick. Leave the strongest sprout, the rest are cut with scissors.
At the end of March, you can replant the seedlings of the small-brighter in the ground. Act carefully, it is better to cross over with an earthy lump so that the weak roots are not damaged.
Even after a few months of growth in a permanent place, the plants will not be particularly strong; first years should be covered for the winter so that the roots do not freeze.
Reproduction of the small-nobler by dividing the bush
How to split a bush of erigeron photo
It is much easier to propagate the plant by dividing the bush. Choose an overgrown large shrub (2-3 years old), dig it in early spring and divide it into several lobes and immediately land it in the ground. Young shoots with their roots (called heels) are also well rooted. This rejuvenation should be carried out every 5 years, which also helps to overcome excess vegetation.
The distance between plants should be from 35 cm, so that the roots grow normally and do not impoverish the soil.
Care for erigeron
Erigeron is ideal for gardeners who can not or do not want to spend a lot of time to care. It will not affect his condition and flowering. Properly perform the starting steps, and the plant will decorate your garden for at least several years.
Pick up a small, brilliant, alkaline soil with good drainage. Suitable loam or neutral soil. Do not allow waterlogging, stagnant water.
Diseases of the Bonemother
If there are few sunny days, cloudy, wet weather will last for a long time, there is a risk of being affected by mold and other fungal diseases. Brown and brown spots on the leaves will indicate the appearance of these problems.
If the loss is minor, take the following measures:
- Sprinkle ash near the bush
- Shrub need to process a one-percent solution of Bordeaux liquid
In case of severe damage, cut off the damaged shoots and destroy them.
Erigeron in the design of the garden and facades of buildings
Erigeron can take root in the role of an ampel (hanging) plant. They are well decorated with balconies, verandas, vases at the porch. Neat dimensions of the bush are suitable for registration mixborders, rock gardens, rabatok.
The beautiful master is good in the foreground, for edging paths, lawns. Even novice flower growers can create a beautiful flower arrangement on their site.
Erigeron Karvinsky Erigeron karvinskianus
Erigeron Karvinsky seed growing and care in the open field photo
Suitable for ampel cultivation. A small bush reaches a height of 15 cm, and can grow to a width of 60 cm. Shoots spread, abundantly covered with leaves. It blooms very interesting: first, the petals are light pink in color, gradually becoming whitish, but in the end they become pink or crimson saturated color. Each basket on a bush goes through these stages at different times, so that the buds turn out to be multi-colored.
Erigeron Pink Diamond photo in the garden
Erigeron "Pink diamond" - a bush of medium size, flowers terry, pink-purple color. Abundant flowering. To keep the shape, you need a garter, because the side branches strongly creep.
Erigeron Agra's Treasure Photo
Erigeron "Treasures of Agra": cold-resistant unpretentious perennial. The bush reaches a height of about 60 cm. Miniature inflorescences are numerous, there are various colors, which allows you to create mosaics of flowers.
Erigeron pink treasure photo
Erigeron "Pink Treasure" - very similar to the aster. The bushes are tall, almost 70 cm. The flowers are three-row, pink or crimson color, the core is yellow. Blooms profusely and in 2 stages: July-August, September-October.
Erigeron Orange Erigeron aurantiacus Regel
Small-Best-Orange Orange Erigeron aurantiacus Regel flowers photo
Bush 40-50 cm tall, richly covered with lush orange reed flowers. At the base are large, oval leaves, from above - smaller ones.
Lovers of rare specimens will love hybrids:
- Violet - double flowers of violet color,
- Rose Triumph - flowers terry, dark pink,
- Sommerious - shrub high, has large white inflorescences rosy gradually,
- Prosperity - has blue needle baskets,
- Rote Shengayt - flowers pink or red, semi-double.
Erigeron Glaucus Erigeron glaucus
The brilliant painter Glaucus Erigeron glaucus flowers photo
Amazing plant that can grow in crevices on bare rock. Wide elongated leaves form a thick basal rosette. Alternate leaves grow densely on a powerful trunk, and beautiful pink flowers with orange-yellow centers grow at the top. Perennial low growth, up to 20 cm, but there are also varieties with a height of 40-50 cm.
Erigeron trifidus Erigeron trifidus
Small-throat trifidus Erigeron trifidus photo
Short-growing plant with pubescent leaves and stems. The leaves are small, ovate-elongated, collected in round rosettes. Flowers on tall, bare stems are rather large, they look very original.
Types and varieties
With a huge variety of varieties, not all varieties and small-scale apels are grown in flowerbeds. Let's look at the most popular ones:
- Karvinsky - this popular small-scale painter is suitable for planting in open areas, as well as for ampel growing. The height of the shrub does not exceed 15 cm, and in width under favorable conditions it can grow up to 65 cm. The variety is distinguished by unusual and very attractive flowers, which during the growing season alternately change their color from pink to white and then to crimson. At the same time, perennial flowers can decorate the buds with different colors, which adds to it mysteriousness and incredible decoration.
- «Pink Diamond"- herbaceous perennial, which reaches 55-65 cm in height. Flowers are collected in basket inflorescences, in the central part of which are small yellow buds, and on the edge - pink. Flowering lasts for a month.
- « Agra's Treasures"- the variety is characterized by an abundance of species and colors of small flowers. Mini-bushes grow to 65 cm in height. Using these erigeron, you can create various ornaments, building multicolored mosaics.
- «Pink treasure"- is a tall bushes (up to 70 cm), which are elegantly decorated with pink and lilac buds with bright yellow core. Bloom twice during the growing season at the beginning and end of summer.
- «Orange"- refers to the rare species of small-scalethorns. This perennial simply created in order to attract admiring glances. Powerful shrub pedicels are crowned with needle bright orange buds that bloom throughout the month in late June - early July. Plant height is 40-50 cm.
With the help of seeds
Sow planting material best in vases. Due to the fact that not very active germination is typical for the small-scale bloom, this method is much more convenient for planting in open ground. At the beginning of spring, it is necessary to fill the pots with a light substrate and pour the seeds in there without deepening them in the soil, then pour them abundantly.
Containers with future colors should be placed in a well-lit, warm place. Dive seedlings can be when they have already appeared more than 3 leaves. In early summer, the seedlings are planted at a distance of 30 cm from each other. Planting in open ground is allowed; for this purpose, the soil is loosened, the planting grooves are separated and seeds are placed in them. After that, seedlings watered with warm water.
Thus, plants are propagated in spring or early autumn. For this suitable shrubs that have reached 3 years of age. The small-scale painter is carefully dug out with the help of a fork and divided into several parts. After that, you should immediately begin landing. The interval between plants should be not less than 30 cm. A distinctive feature of the bushes is that they very quickly gain strength and grow.
Use in landscape design
Due to its simplicity and decoration, erigeron is very often used in the design of flower beds, terraces, balconies. With it, you can create all sorts of ornaments and various garden decorations. Кустарник роскошно выглядит как в одиночной, так и групповой посадке. Можно располагать его на заднем и переднем плане, а также делать центром композиции.
Описание: сорта и разновидности эригерона
Это травянистое растение относится к семейству астровых. Его название — буквальная калька с латыни. "Erígeron" translates as "early elder", indicating early seed ripening. Most species are perennial. The little-brilliant looks low thick bush and has the following characteristics:
- height - no more than 70 cm, but usually about 15-20 cm,
- leaf color - rich green
- leaflets are narrow, lanceolate in shape, more rounded in a basal rosette,
- blooms profusely, occurs from June to October,
- flowers with a diameter of 5-8 cm
- petals are like asters, like needles or tongues. Their subtle form gave errigeron the second name - the small-scale-glory,
- color - delicate shades of white, lilac, scarlet, etc., depending on the variety.
Attention! Often the flower is confused with daisies and asters.
There are a lot of decorative species of erigeron:
- Erigeron Karvinsky. The inflorescences on one bush during the summer gradually change color. Therefore, the flowers on the plant literally shimmer with shades of pink, purple and white. It is very beautiful to watch live or in a photo.
Planting on the site
Erigeron loves loose nutrient soils. Acidity is not critical. But it is important that the place on the site is well lit by the sun. Usually, seeds are planted in early spring, although sometimes they are used for planting before winter.
Growing seedlings occurs according to this scheme:
- Fill a suitable container with suitable soil. Moisturize the ground.
- Spread the seeds evenly, lightly pressing into the ground.
- Put on the balcony or loggia. It is important that the place is cool but well lit.
- Cover the container to protect future seedlings from direct sunlight.
- Water regularly, but in small portions of warm water.
With proper care, wait for seedlings in about a month. After the appearance of 2 leaves dive seedlings. Planted on the ridge can be in June. Root the bushes at an interval of 25 cm at the site. Provide plants for the first time with good watering.
Plant reproduction: methods
- The division of the bush. Plant age should be 3-4 years. The procedure is carried out in the spring or at the end of the summer (alternative - the beginning of autumn). Each adult flower is divided into several fragments that root according to all the rules of planting at a distance of at least 0.3 m from each other.
- Reproduction by cuttings. In spring, young shoots are separated from erigeron, each of which must contain part of the rhizome. Cuttings are placed in loose soil, covered with foil. After the appearance of greenery on them shelter is removed. If necessary, young plants are transplanted.
Attention! With seed reproduction, the small-bloomer will bloom in open ground in the first year. The exceptions are some varieties that produce buds for the second season.
Application in landscape design and combination with other plants
Planting, further care and reproduction - all this requires only adherence to technology. It is quite another thing - decorating the site with the help of the small-magnate glade, where you need to show imagination, creativity and designer taste.
In open ground, the culture looks good in mixborders, rock gardens, rabatkah. Low-growing varieties can decorate a place near the tracks or curbs. Tall varieties are optimal for creating a background in a flower garden. The combination of erigeron with geyher, daisies, liatris, gailardia, and veronica is considered a success.
Council Some gardeners plant a plant in pots and pots, which are placed on the terrace, veranda, near the gazebo.
Before planting, determine the variety of the small-backed. When you grow a flower in the open field, you will find that the choice of its variety from a huge range was the most difficult step. Erigeron does not require a lot of effort, but for proper attention and care, he will thank for his lush flowering on healthy bushes.