Growing and care for moths
Loosestrife loosestrife is not only one of the largest, but also the most “reliable” garden perennials. He creates festive and vibrant compositions, captivating with the beauty of the “spiers” of inflorescences, soaring up above the thick curtains. In nature, this amazing plant prefers to grow along the banks of rivers and lakes, reaches a truly gigantic size. But even in the garden, the loosestrife will amaze with its size and brightness. Regardless of whether the basic species or individual varieties are in question, all the loosestrums manifest themselves as amazingly hardy and unpretentious plants.
Conditions necessary for a loosestrife
Loosestrife is considered to be one of the most plastic perennial garden plants that can grow equally successfully on sites with different conditions. This plant feels good only in sufficiently bright light. It is better for him to pick up sunny or slightly shaded areas, open and warm places.
As for the soil, everything is much more complicated here. Plakun grass will grow magnificently in any moist, nutritious and light in composition soil, but it will not be able to grow in too compact, meager and all types of dry loose soils. That is why when choosing a place for a loosestrings, you first need to focus on water bodies in the garden.
A pond, especially of a landscape type, as well as streams, are an ideal choice for this plant. But with compensation, the moisture levels and the constant maintenance of its indicators, the grasshopper will be able to settle in ordinary garden soil. When choosing a growing place, keep in mind that the plakun grass during the summer tolerates immersion in water to a depth of 30 cm, is not afraid of stagnant waterlogging in the hottest time of the year.
Rules for planting a moth-berry
Planting of loosestrife is carried out according to the usual scheme. Before planting at the bottom of the pit or into the soil before digging, it is advisable to add organic fertilizers, and after planting, it is necessary to water the plants abundantly. The recommended landing distance is 35 cm for plant derived from seeds and about 50 cm for delenki.
Loosestrife does not lose its decorative effect for many years; it has been introduced into gardens for decades. He has no requirements for permanent or regular transplants, rejuvenation and separation. It is necessary to transplant plants as necessary, when their sizes exceed permissible norms or old curtains lose their decorative effect.
Features of grooming
Loosestrife belongs to those garden plants which practically do not need leaving. The exception is crops that are planted in insufficiently moist soil. For such loosestrums, it is necessary to constantly compensate for the evaporation of moisture and maintain stable soil performance. Regular and plentiful watering, in particular, is necessary for all the loosestrife growing on flower beds.
But those who grow near water bodies will not need watering at all. But one should not be afraid that a short-term drought and complete drying out of the soil will have a deplorable effect on the attractiveness of the grass-grass: grasshoppers really prefer moist conditions, but are so hardy that they will not suffer from their absence for a certain period.
In order for the sweetberry to have enough nutrients in the soil for plentiful and prolonged flowering, it is necessary to maintain stable soil characteristics annually by early spring feeding. It is best to mulch the soil with compost or peat, which will play the role not only of long-acting fertilizer, but also a means of maintaining stable soil moisture. The first mulching is preferably carried out immediately after planting, and then annually update it in the spring. But you can replace the mulching and the incorporation of fertilizers into the soil.
With the beginning of the flowering period, in order to achieve the greatest decorativeness of the sweetberry, it is advisable to use mineral fertilizers to further stimulate the formation of new peduncles. Any fertilizer mix for garden flowering plants will do. The only requirement is a minimum nitrogen content. Plakun grass, unlike all other perennials, reacts to an excess of nitrogen not by an active build-up of greenery, but by lodging the shoots.
A necessary component of care for this perennial is pruning. Traditionally, pruning is carried out only one, sanitary, removing the ground parts remaining from last year. Marshmallow can be cut off at the end of autumn, completely cutting off all the aboveground parts at the root or leaving dry shoots to decorate the winter garden and carry out such a complete pruning in the spring.
Formative pruning is carried out depending on the quality of the mossberry and how important the shape and silhouette are for the beauty of the overall composition. In gardens of a natural style, the grassberry does not need such pruning, but if you want to maintain a more accurate and architectural form of the plant, then during the summer it is advisable to carry out a formation that gives the bushes greater density and regularity of form.
Do not forget to cut off the faded flower stalks before seed ripening begins. This plant is prone to self-sowing and due to this is quite aggressive, the seeds germinate quickly and take root very well, so the timeliness of the cut of inflorescences will prevent the unwanted distribution of the sweet grass in the garden.
Diseases and Pests
These large perennials are considered resistant to pests and diseases. But in horticultural culture, especially on flower beds with roses, they are often attacked by aphids, which can easily be transferred to dense mosses from neighboring plants. Therefore, in compositions with loosestrums, it is extremely important to conduct continuous monitoring for the earliest possible detection of pests and prevent their spread. It is better to fight aphids on this plant immediately with insecticides.
Winter hardiness of plakun grass
Without exception, all honey-bearing plants are hardy hardy plants that do not need to provide even the slightest shelter in the form of earthing up with dry leaves for successful wintering in the middle lane, and even more so to create intensive protection.
The reproduction of the moths
Loosestrums can be propagated both by seeds, and by dividing the bush or rooting the root cuttings.
The easiest way to get new plants is through the separation of adult bushes, which can be done at any time convenient for you in the spring and autumn. Since the rhizome of the loosestrife is powerful, woody, for separation it is necessary to use a sharp ax or a shovel. The bushes are divided into 2-3 parts with fairly powerful roots and several points of growth. It makes no sense to separate the small fragments of the loosestrife, because the plants will adapt and recover for too long, and may not at all take root.
Since the process of digging and dividing the rhizomes of rhizomes is very laborious, and the plant itself is large, the optimal method of propagation from among the vegetative ones is an alternative method - separating the root cuttings with the heel. They easily root in any wet conditions under the hood.
Propagation of a loosestrife by seeds
Loosestrums are able to propagate by seeds on their own, but powerful seeds capable of flowering can also be obtained from collected seeds. Sowing seeds is carried out either by seedlings, or in open soil. It is advisable to plant seeds in the ground before winter to ensure the necessary stratification. For seedlings they are sown in March. For this method of propagation, it is desirable to use a loose, nutritious substrate.
Seeds are rarely scattered over the surface of the soil, they only slightly cover them with soil and carry out mandatory spraying. Germination is carried out under glass or film at temperatures from 15 to 18 degrees. Young shoots are grown up to the release stage 3 of this leaf, after which each plant must be planted in separate containers.
Loosestrife seedlings can be transferred to the soil only after the threats of return frosts completely disappear. The recommended distance when planting is about 30 cm. The plants obtained from the seeds bloom no earlier than in the second and third year after sowing.