Take note: 5 annuals that will bloom all summer

Unpretentious annuals bloom much brighter than perennial plants. They will turn your flower beds from spring to autumn into fireworks of colors, enveloping the aroma all around from morning to evening.

Iberis annual

This plant is for very busy people. You cannot devote much time to your flower garden - Iberis does not need this. He is the most unpretentious - low, annual and long-flowering. The only thing that Iberis does not like is a transplant, therefore it is necessary to land it for permanent residence.

Snow-white Iberis is considered the shortest, only 25 - 30 cm in height. It blooms from May to August. Loves the sun very much, but takes root in partial shade. Suitable for the most problematic areas. It will feel great under lush shrubs or trees with a large crown. Itself also has thick foliage. The soil for it requires permeable, light.

Its fragrant flowers look like small white clouds. But there are species of pink, purple, purple, carmine color. When the seedlings rise, the plants should be thinned out at a distance of 15 cm.

Iberis umbrella can bloom all summer. Abundant watering is not required, prone to damage by the fungus.

Nemophile

Nemophile or American forget-me-not - a beautiful and delicate flower with an unusual color and a delicate delicate aroma. In Russia, it is not widespread, because it requires constant feeding, but it costs its costs. Unlike many other plants, it can bloom in rainy weather. It looks very beautiful, because the color, although delicate, is noticeable.

Nemophile has a white, blue-white, purple, dark purple colors. Almost black inflorescences are with spots or borders along the edges (usually in white flowers).

Night or annual violet

Mattiola - night violet, has a wonderful enchanting aroma. The genus mattiola has about 20 varieties.

The flowers are dense, small, from pink to lilac and dark purple. There are pale yellow (matthiola gray) and white. This annual blooms profusely, easy to care for and unpretentious. He loves the sun, but can live in partial shade. Blooms almost all summer.

Marigold

These well-known bright flowers with a spicy aroma can reach a height of 15 to 80 cm. They are also called tagetes. Marigolds come from Central and South America. They were brought to Europe in the 16th century, and in Russia they turned out to be the first overseas flowers.

The name of the plant was given by Karl Linney. He named it after the grandson of Jupiter - the demigod Tages, who was very handsome and could predict events.

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This flower is very resistant to drought, the shades have different - from yellow to reddish-brown, white and even striped. There are many varieties - thin-leaved, aniseed, rejected, upright.

Due to its unpretentiousness, all gardeners like it. Seeds are planted in the second half of May in open ground or seedlings (in early June), preferably in a place where there is enough sun.

Marigolds can also live in the shade, but they do not give beautiful flowers. Shoots appear on about 7 days, and buds after a couple of months.

If the bushes are low - the distance between them is 20 cm, with high growth - 50 cm. Several bushes need to be grown through seedlings. It is sown in a bowl and after 10 days the seeds begin to germinate in it. Transplanted to flower beds when it is warm enough.

Marigolds tolerate transplant very well. Leaving consists in watering and weeding. In the first half of summer they love mineral top dressing. They grow everywhere, but, nevertheless, have excellent decorative qualities: bright, charming suns that will undoubtedly decorate your flower bed and will not require leaving. Cutting off withered or drying flowers, you stimulate the dissolution of other inflorescences.

And from marigolds, fantastically beautiful borders are obtained, including at vegetable beds. They can grow and the child.

Purslane

Purslane or "rug" - one of the most beautiful annuals for flower beds. Translated from Latin, Purslane means “collar” because of the way the seed box is opened. In total, this genus includes about 200 species of plants.

All this creates a kind of carpet. Flowers have a pleasant aroma and a variety of colors, can be simple, semi-double and terry. Terry varieties, for example, Portulacagrandiflora, are most popular because of their beauty. The most famous species: “white-flowered” and “splendens” with bright pink blooms, Flamenco, Mango, Hybrid cream, Pun and Sunglo. All of them bloom at the beginning of summer and bloom until autumn frosts.

The soil does not matter much for the purslane - it coexists perfectly both on chernozem and on sandy stony soil, it does not need additional fertilizing, as well as frequent watering.

The main condition is the presence of the sun, otherwise the shoots become thinner and the flower loses its appeal. Purslane buds tend to unfold only in bright light.

In bad weather, he will no longer be so picturesque. But some of its varieties do not close in the rain, for example Sundance, Cloudbeater.

In the evening, the buds close, but in the morning they already burn again, like lights in the green. It is enough to sow it once, and then, due to self-seeding, it will delight you every year. Purslane grows quickly and abundantly. Its great advantage is the ability to survive weeds. Where there is a purslane - no weeds.

The most beautiful flower bed is obtained with the White-flowered variety. For its beauty, the name Snow White is more suitable. The attitude towards purslane is ambiguous: some eat it (by grades), others cultivate it as a decorative element. The flower can be grown even on the windowsill.

Annuals are attractive due to the ability to constantly change the design of the flower garden. He will delight guests with his colors at any time of their arrival.

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