Unprincipled freezers for shaded areas
Among the garden primroses, the size and amazing beauty of the cup-shaped flowers, hellebores stand out qualitatively, which gardeners often call winter-walkers. Stable and hardy, these plants bloom in regions with warm winters before spring, and where severe frosts do not allow you to enjoy the colorful show of winter-flowering crops, peep out from under the snow in late March or April.
Hellebore, or Zimovnik (Hellborus) - a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Ranunculaceae.
Freezers in the garden seem outlandish, artificial decorations, the main stars, still fettered by the breath of winter plot. Most hellebores consider plants photophilous and quite demanding, but in fact, many representatives of these amazing primroses are able to settle not only in bright clearings under bushes and trees, but even where the sun penetrates only a few hours a day.
Freezers are one of the most amazing flowering garden crops. Even where winters are too severe for the flowering of recognized early shrubs to winter, these charming plants bloom like plastic or porcelain, seemingly precious flowers literally from under the snow, you only need to warm the ground for the first time in the spring sun. This is the first large plant to open a parade of colorful garden shows.
Despite its unprecedented endurance, hellebores are today perceived mainly as capricious cultures. Hybrid and varietal hellebores with surprisingly colorful and large flowers really require the creation of rather specific growth conditions, but not all hellebores are demanding crops. Indeed, some species representatives are able to grow literally in any conditions and adapt well to different lighting levels.
A place for hellebore can be found in any garden, even if the entire area under luxurious flower beds and landscape spring spots is already filled. Indeed, among these perennials there are many unpretentious and able to adapt even to difficult species conditions. Freezers, which despite the beauty of their flowering and atypical timelines are one of the most hardy flowering garden crops, can surprise you with a variety of not only the type of flowering, but also the lighting requirements and growing conditions. Thanks to her, a suitable hellebore can be found really for any conditions.
Some types of hellebore
Not only in bright areas with diffuse lighting, but also in partial shade of any intensity and superficial shade, provided the site is sufficiently warm and there are no cold drafts and winds black hellebore. Its white, with the pink hue of the outer color intensifying with age, the large flowers are elegant, look up, and do not wilt and are considered classic.
In terms of effectiveness, it will not yield to the best varietal hybrids, but here the requirements for the level of lighting are much more modest. This plant blooms in April, delighting with shining flowers peering out from under the snow. To enjoy the flowering, it is enough to pick him rich in humus and alkaline soil (to create comfortable conditions, you can add lime to the soil before planting).
Also, in any lighting conditions in the framework of warm places with good soil warming, a favorite of many gardeners can also settle odoriferous hellebore, or Caucasian. Moreover, this plant likes shading more than bright lighting and blooms most luxuriously under dense shrubs and low arboreal trees. This species of hellebore is recognized as one of the most landscape representatives of the genus.
Odorous hellebore produces very bright leaves and large inflorescences of light bell-shaped flowers with a unique light green, green hue, which further emphasizes the “artificial” effect of the texture of the flowers and their extraordinary picturesqueness. In terms of soil requirements, this frosty is very similar to black hellebore.
If black hellebore and odoriferous feel comfortable only in warm areas, regardless of lighting, then hellebore eastern not even such flaws. After all, he loves not only the shadow, but also the coolness. Varietal representatives of eastern hellebores feel great on clay soils, even if they are not warmed up enough. These winter gardeners' favorite winter gardeners have become famous for large flowers painted exclusively in the muted tones of the red and white palette with brightly streaked veins and a very beautiful bunch of stamens.