In any garden there is such a place where in summer all plants "burn" from the heat. Hot, dry, sandy, southern corners - this is a challenge for landscaping. In the spring, the first flowers flaunt here and all perennials are not inferior to the neighboring flower beds in growth rates, but as soon as the heat and drought begin, the plants literally wither. And if drought can be compensated by leaving, then high temperatures and the scorching sun can not be so easily eliminated. But even for such places in the sun there are stars. Indeed, in nature, we often meet plants that can come to terms with extreme heat without losing their beauty.Flower garden in the sun - the nuances of creating and choosing plants
For high decorativeness, plants in the sun will require care.
Plants for places in the sun
A bright and lush flower garden in the scorching sun - the task is not so unattainable. Of course, you will have to sacrifice something, and plants that are suitable for such conditions will yield to the magnificent ceremonial flowerbeds in terms of effectiveness.
The ability to grow on the southern slopes is usually indicated among the advantages of perennials and summers. It can be judged by the origin of the plant - the natural habitat, which also assumes constant overheating and the dominant dryness of the soil. But there are other criteria that you can pay attention to:
- silver or grayish leaves protected by a dense edge;
- narrow, blade of grass, hard leaves;
- succulent, storage type of greenery.
The ability to tolerate not only drought, but also heat precisely due to these characteristics is more fully manifested in decorative cereals, stonecrops, wormwood, thyme, lavender, sage and cloves.
Gardening sites in the sun have their own favorites. These plants do not lose their ability to develop at a good pace, even where other species are far from comfortable. Valerian red, gray lofant, bluehead or lavender are the best species among perennials from 50 to 90 cm high.
Yarrows of white and yellow varieties that are slightly lower, but also amazingly good at coping with extreme heat (for example, the legendary "Moonlight" (Moonshine); large-flowered guillardia, santolina, Steller's wormwood, cloves, are offered to complement them with interesting textural contrasts.
Low-growing, almost pillowy, Cooper’s delosperm growing in dense jackets, calligraphic coverlet, variegated thyme, creeping stonecrops will complement the picture in the foreground or fill the curtains.
The choice is not limited to these cultures. Chinese Miscanthus grow excellently in the sunshine (but you need to plant powerful, mature bushes and strong delenki), the Perovian swan, fescue, knifofiya, eremurus, iris, the queen of endurance - echinacea. Onions such as bluebells, muscari, crocuses and species tulips are good. There is a lover of the sun, even among the vines - lush and not giving growth, but a fast-growing mountaineer of Baljuan. Of the bushes, you should choose karyopteris.
An absolute favorite among pilots - verbena, especially dark purple, raspberry varieties of hybrid origin and low height. Thick greens and fragrant inflorescences, revealing their smell in the sunshine to the maximum even with the most humble verbena hybrids in this parameter, are fascinating at first sight.
A great alternative to verbena is sage, but it does not show the same drought tolerance and at least at the initial stage, before flowering, it will require frequent watering. Cosmei are much more stable in the sunshine, especially varieties with a small height, almost not losing plentiful blossoms in the hot heat, as well as eschscholzia, zinnia and purslane - a well-known lover of the southern slopes.
When choosing such plants do not have to worry about changing seasons. In the spring, any plants are good on the flower garden. The grayish young leaves of yarrow and wormwood, playing in contrast with the delicate light green color of the young valerian and delosperm, will be replaced in May by the pink flowering of valerian and a bright parade of verbena and delosperm.
In the summer, Valerian and yarrow will come to their support. And when the main stars begin to fade away, the magnificent foliage of wormwood with its silver texture and lace shape will revive the picture again. Silver wormwood will brighten up the fall, although many plants in ensembles will be able to please the ongoing or repeated flowering. And the delosperm will pleasantly surprise with a blush of leaves.