Astra – A bright representative of the umbrella. The shoots of the Astra are weak, there are few leaves on the stems. Leaf plates of acre is palm – lobed, combined into a basic outlet. Small white flowers create an umbrella inflorescences. The fruit of the Astral is called biceps. The plant blooms in the summer. Plant height ranges from 15 to 90 cm.
ASTRUTION is a coldresistant look, because it is popular among gardeners. Astra is grown in flower beds and areas, create borders from its flowers. This plant can be found in the Caucasus, in Central and Southern Europe.
Types and varieties
Plant height is about 80 cm. A feature of this variety are small openwork leaves and flowers with a diameter of not more than 3 cm.
Types of this variety have brothens and burgundy-black cups and cups. Such plants love brightly lit areas. The representative of this variety blooms all season.
This plant can reach 70 cm. Leaves are on long petioles. The flowers are gently – pink color.
This variety is famous – red flowers, he prefers to grow in the shade.
This variety of Astral – perennial. Usually a flower height is about 70 cm. The leaves of this culture are dissected, the petioles are quite long. The bactericular has a pink shade, it is quite large. The plant blooms from June to September.
This is a grassy perennial culture. The plant has a direct stem in a variety. Large leaves are combined into a basic outlet. The flowers of such an aperture are quite small.
This is one of the most popular varieties. This plant can grow up to almost a meter. It blooms in the second half of summer. The inflorescence of this culture has a pink shade, leaf plates are very spotted.
This variety is characterized by inflorescences of wine. Plant height is usually within 35 cm. It blooms from the first days of summer to the end of September.
This perennial is easy to notice from afar thanks to bright green leaves. Height «adult» Astralization of this variety is about 60-70 cm. Small honey flowers have a red tint.
This honey plant usually grows to 0.8 m. Plant flowers are white, it is easy to notice green patterns on them. A representative of this variety is blooming two summer months: June and July. Such astagation is often grown in the garden, it is in perfect harmony with other species.
The height of this honey plant – 70-90 cm. The bush is slight. The leaves of this star are palmshaped shape. White flowers are combined into umbrella inflorescences.
Astra is often planted in late May or early June, because at this time the air temperature is more than acceptable – does not fall below +10° FROM. This plant is unpretentious, because it can be planted, both in the illuminated place and on the site, which is in the shade. It is important to remember that the level of this culture should coincide with the level that was in the container. The soil needs loose, its composition is not so important. The distance between the bushes is of great importance, it is impossible to plant an apostility at a distance of less than 30 cm from each other. After planting, you should tamp the soil well and water. The plant will begin to bloom only 3 years after the procedure is performed.
Care and content
Astra is not a demanding plant. She can calmly survive a little drought. However, if the summer is quite arid, you need to water honey plant once a week. If the gardener wants the plant to bloom again, it waters the soil around it whenever it becomes dry. So, soil all the time is wet. After watering, it is worth a little loosen the site and remove the weeds. To reduce the ribs, the surface of the soil is covered with peat or humus. To extend the phase of flowering of Astra and prevent independent propagation, cut off the wilted inflorescences. Когда растение отцветёт впервые, стоит удалить абсолютно все соцветия – This will contribute to the growth of new «shooter».
Feeding is almost not required, especially if the site is nutritious soil. Only once a season, namely at the beginning of spring, they use fertilizers with a high potassium and phosphorus content. If the soil has been poor for several years, it is worth feeding the flower even in the middle of summer with the same fertilizer. It is better to use liquid top dressing, but this is not necessarily. In the case of adding dry substances, it is worth watering the aperture.
This plant can be cultivated in one place for no more than 10 years. But gardeners with experience know that they need to plant bushes every 5 or 7 years. Иногда астранции может быть нужно крепление к опоре, обычно в дождливый сезон.
Departure in the winter period
Typically, coldresistant Apret is not terrible cold, but young plants can suffer. Therefore, they need to be muffled or covered with branches of coniferous trees after trimming. Adult plants should only be prepared for a sharp decrease in temperature: cut the bushes at the end of autumn, leaving only hemp.
This honey plant rarely becomes a victim of pests or diseases. Only a fungal infection can destroy the plant, which occurs due to excess moisture in the soil. In this case, ASTASTION «treat» fungicides.