Siberian Vespers (Lat. Hesperis) is considered a short-lived perennial plant, which grows up to 80-100 centimeters in height, with sufficient light or in partial shade. In the first year, plants move and form a rosette of leaves, and in the second year they begin to bloom.
Plants are grown in the garden for a very long time, especially in gardens in the country-it has always been a popular decorative plant because of its beautiful colors and wonderful aroma.
Siberian Vespers releases several branches at the base of plants, as well as in the upper part of the stems. Finehaired stems (pubescent) with branched and undermined hairs. To see this, you will need a very good magnifying glass.
Evenstail usually reaches a height up to 100 centimeters, in width from 30 to 50 centimeters. A shortlived perennial grows very tight. In the first year, forms a rosette of leaves, and in the second year a long peduncle. Some plants die after the first flowering, others stay for another year or two. Early pruning to the formation of seeds usually prolongs the life of plants for one year.
Where it grows
It has been cultivated for a good 500 years and is found in nature from Europe to Central Asia. There it grows in rare forests, on rivers, under the living hedges or on deposits.
In the past, an evening evening was often used as a medicinal plant. It was especially appreciated for the diuretic and diaphoretic properties. The flowers are edible, at least in small quantities, and are suitable for use, in cheese, or sweetened form, as an unusual decoration for desserts.
Planting and care
It is best to choose a sunny or partial place in the garden for the evening evening. To be able to enjoy the aroma and beautiful colors, we recommend planting them near the terrace or not far from the bench.
The soil. Ideal soil for the evening evening will be rich in both nutrients and humus. In addition, it should be well drained and, perhaps, you need to loosen it with sand or gravel. The evening party is relatively resistant to lime.
Bought young plants will bloom in the same year if they are planted in early spring. When landing, follow the landing distance of at least 40 centimeters and always plant plants in groups of five to ten plants so that they can develop the desired color effect in the garden.
As for maintenance and care, the evening party is quite unpretentious and easy to care. Regular watering is necessary only when it dries. Perennial can be trimmed in late autumn after flowering, but you can leave it for the winter. As already mentioned, early pruning, as soon as the first flowers fade, acts as antiaging and allows shortlived plants to bloom again for the next year. However, this measure also prevents the formation of seeds and, therefore, selfsowing.
Growing from seeds
Preparations for the sowing of the Evening woman begins with the creation of seedlings. Approximately, in early April, fill the suitable container with soil, plant seeds in it and sprinkle with fertilizer, layer up to 1 cm. Spray it all with defended water at room temperature. When the seedlings ripen, you can transfer it to the site.
The earth must be conversely dig, add organic substances to it. Landing is made at a distance of 35-45 cm from each other.
In addition, the evening evening is calmly sown in the right conditions of the site, if you allow the flower to form seeds. Therefore, the easiest way to propagate is sowing straight into the ground. True, flowering will have to wait until next year. Sowing must be done in June-July. Everything, as in the previous version of growing: we dig the soil, fertilize, sow.
Diseases and pests
Occasionally, white caterpillars are infected that they hunt for various cruciferous plants. They eat her leaves, but they are easy to collect them manually. For the rest of the plant is very resistant to plant diseases and pests.