5 garden lavender varieties that will bloom all summer


The beauty and unpretentiousness of lavender made it a favorite of gardeners. This fragrant plant can be grown both individually and in border compositions, ridges, alpine slides, and rockeries.

Alba

An unusually beautiful variety of narrow-leaved lavender with pure white flowers and silvery leaves. Creates dense bushes up to 50 centimeters high, fragrant and decorative.

Alba is often paired with classic purples for a dramatic contrast. This variety does not differ in particular winter hardiness: it can withstand frosts down to -15 degrees, therefore, it requires shelter for the winter.

Alba is generally recommended for use in rockeries. It looks very harmonious in combination with boulders and pebble areas.

Hidcote

The unpretentiousness of this English variety is one of the main reasons that it firmly holds the lead in popularity. Sprawling and dense bushes, up to 60 centimeters high with purple-gray inflorescences, tolerate both bright sun and partial shade.

The plant is frost-resistant, at temperatures down to -30 degrees does not need additional insulation. It looks great as a curb plant, feels great in tubs and bulk pots. The aroma and color of the inflorescences are perfectly preserved in drying, which makes this variety very popular for floristry.

Rosea

The delicate pink bloom and delicate aroma of this variety determine its continued popularity. The narrow-leaved, low shrub is good both in borders and in monoplantings.

This variety is frost-hardy and drought-resistant, grows well on any soil, preferring permeable ones. Dislikes stagnant water. The variety is spherical and low, up to 40 centimeters. Unpretentious, suitable for use anywhere in the garden, sufficiently lit by the sun.

Dwarf blue

One of the brightest and most contrasting in a series of purple varieties. Very bright inflorescences of deep purple color, the spherical and compact shape of the bush makes this variety a favorite of flower growers and landscape designers.

The height of the shoots is up to 40 centimeters. It is frost-resistant and drought-resistant, unpretentious, does not tolerate only soil acidification. It develops successfully on other soils.

Munstead

This variety is distinguished by bluish-blue inflorescences against a background of silvery-green leaves. It acquires the most intense color if it grows in the sun. In conditions of shade and partial shade, the flowers turn blue.

An unpretentious, frost-resistant plant about 50 centimeters high. Agricultural technology is simple: loosening, fertilizing, weeding and moderate watering. Prefers light, permeable soils. On stagnant and heavy soils, it is recommended to plant with good drainage.

Lavender doesn't need complicated care. Its bushes can grow in one place for up to 20 years.

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Petunia

Petunia (Petunia), also called petunia, is a genus represented by shrubs and herbaceous perennials. This genus belongs to the Solanaceae family. In the wild, such a plant can be found in the tropics of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. The name of this genus comes from the Brazilian word "petun" which translates as "tobacco". The fact is that tobacco and petunia are related plants. Even in North America, you can meet 1 species of petunia. This genus unites about 25 species. In some cases, these species are very different from each other. Such a plant has been cultivated since the 18th century. Breeders more than a century ago created hybrids that today are grown as garden or balcony annual plants. Petunia is attractive because its lush bloom lasts the whole season, while the flowers are relatively large, bright and very beautiful. Also, this plant goes well with other flowers grown in the garden, for example, with begonia or pelargonium. Ampel petunia in suspended compositions looks very impressive, especially consisting of varieties of various colors. Also, this plant is very popular, because even an inexperienced gardener can grow it.


Lavender: choosing the best varieties to plant

If you are a keen amateur gardener, then you have already redone all the autumn types of work on your site and are preparing for winter sowing. You, of course, have decided on the plants that you want to plant for the winter. You just have to decide on the varieties. And if your choice fell on a plant like lavender, then we will help you decide on the choice of a suitable variety. It is unlikely that you will grow lavender as a seasoning or for obtaining lavender oil, but you will certainly want to breed this plant in your garden for beauty.

Lavender is a beautiful perennial garden plant that can grow in one place for up to 10 years. Lavender is also one of the most fragrant perennials, which smells both leaves and inflorescences, both live and dried. Some varieties bloom for about a month, others will be fragrant all summer. Let's take a look at the best and most popular varieties of this plant.

"Alba" - a fast-growing variety with vertical shoots up to 1 meter in height. Shoots are hard and straight. The leaves are gray-green. The flowers are small, white-green, the length of the inflorescences is several centimeters. Blooms from June to August. An undemanding variety that grows well in warm and sunny places. She needs shelter for the winter.

"Hidcote" - one of the most common varieties. The height of the shrub is no more than 40 cm. Against the background of gray leaves, violet-blue, bright and large flowers in dense inflorescences look good. Blooms all summer.

"Dwarf Blue" - shrub about 40 cm high with strong straight shoots. Leaves are gray-green. The flowers are purple, small. Blooms from July to September. The variety is drought-resistant, prefers light and calcareous soils.

"Rosea" - the name of this variety speaks of the color of its flowers. They are mauve, medium-sized, appear from July to September. The height of the bush is no more than 40 cm. The leaves are green with silvery hairs. This lavender loves sandy, well-drained soils that are high in calcium. The variety is drought-resistant.

Munstead - the shape of this variety is wide, spreading. Leaves are grayish green. The flowers are bluish-purple, larger than those of other varieties.

Best neighbors for lavender - these are, of course, rose, sage, yarrow, rosemary, mint, hyssop and monarda. But there are no restrictions on the use of lavender. The main thing is to choose the conditions that will be suitable for both lavender and its surroundings - light, warmth and light calcareous soil. Low curbs, alpine slides, rockeries, framing ridges and paths, pharmaceutical gardens, sunny flower beds, compositions with roses and other perennials - here is a long list of where you can use lavender.

Ornamental grasses are also great neighbors for lavender. The best neighborhood will be with such grasses as gray fescue, sandy spike, evergreen sheep, amethyst fescue, gray fescue and rod-shaped millet. Lavender will perfectly fit into such now popular flower beds of natural, natural type... In such compositions, it would be appropriate to add burnet, beautiful catnip, oregano, liatris, oak sage, agastache and many other plants. All these plants are also suitable for composing monochrome compositions with lavender, when similar colors of the same range or shades of the same color are combined. Because of its stable and highly decorative lavender can be used for both front and middle plans of flower beds. It will not spoil the appearance of any composition, wherever you place it.

It is also composed as live bouquetsand compositions with dried flowers... Lavender is the most popular and commonly used dried flower. This is a very "fashionable" plant, and no florist-designer can do without this dried flower. Lavender is a visiting card of such a style trend as "Provence". It is best to cut lavender for harvesting and drying in the midst of its flowering, when it is as open and bright as possible. Dry the plant in a semi-dark and well-ventilated area. Bring a piece of summer, fragrance and romance into your home, and you will be calm and joyful all winter.


Main conclusions

Ornamental shrubs for the garden, the photos with the names of which I have given in this article, will decorate your site at any time of the year. They are varied in shape, size, color of foliage and in their purpose.

Some of them bloom beautifully, others have colorful foliage, others are remarkable for beautiful, and sometimes useful, fruits. There is a group of shrubs that combine all these properties. Many species are completely unpretentious and only require pruning. I can't imagine my garden without these beautiful plants, so I recommend that you plant them on your site too. And for today I have everything. Natalya was with you.

Tell us in the comments which shrubs did you like or, perhaps, are already growing in your garden?

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Video about varieties and varieties of garden strawberries (strawberries)

In this video, you can see those varieties and varieties of garden strawberries, which we have already talked about, and also get acquainted with other representatives of this garden culture.

An expert and plant specialist will tell you what is best to choose according to your preferences. And also you can see with your own eyes what berries grow in size, shape and color.

I hope that this video, as well as today's material, will be useful for you.

And in conclusion, I would like to say that in different parts of Russia you can get a good yield of garden strawberries. It is important to choose the right variety suitable for the climatic weather conditions in your region. Watch out for bushes, remove weeds in time, and water in a timely manner.

Apply fertilizers and minerals to the soil several times during the fertile season. Your bushes in such conditions will grow and bear fruit well.


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