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Climbing plants are very popular in the garden and they are planted for various purposes. For example, perennial climbing plants such as ivy, wine or various roses are popular. But one-year climbing plants are also very popular, because his spend in their short life amazing growth performance.
For the garden friend offers the possibility of a different design of his garden, as he can set with the different annuals one-time plants always new accents. Where you can admire the ornamental squash or the vines, tomorrow the place can already be taken by the Schönranke or the balloon wine.
Selection of plants
The decision has been made and the balloon wine should be planted with the beautiful vine. These true growth miracles are designed to protect the sitting area from prying eyes and to reshape it with its beautiful appearance. But how can these plants be reared and cared for?
Sow the beautiful tendril
The Eccremocarpus scaber, better known as Schönranke, sows in the house from the end of February to the beginning of March. The temperature should be at 18° C for the seedlings to develop well. They should also be pikiert early, so that they can be planted as strong plants in late May outdoors. Who would like to sow the beautiful straight, should wait until the daytime temperature is 18° C, then the seed germinates within two weeks. When planting as wall greening a distance of 1 to 1.5 m should be kept, as the plant forms several single shoots, which need space to grow. The best is a grid-shaped climbing aid attached, then the plant can develop well as a visual screen.
Location of the plant
The location for the beauty should be warm and sunny. Preference is given to protected south or southwest locations. Here, the plant can best develop to full beauty, while it will not grow properly in drafty cold locations. The soil should be loose, well-drained and nutritious. You should water the plants regularly and loosen the soil. In the flowering period you can also give some fertilizer, so that the colorful flowers with the decorative and double-feathered leaves can develop very nicely. Through the numerous shoots she will quickly enchant pergolas or fences in a colorful wall. If the plant feels well, then it will thank the plant with a height of three to four meters.
Flower and blossom flor
The flowering period begins already in late May to early June. However, the flowerbed stops until the first frost. The tubular bulbous flowers grow in loose grapes with a length of 10 to 15 cm, while each flower is between two and three inches long. Beautiful tendrils are available in different colors, such as from a pure yellow to a bright orange to a warm purple.
When winter comes
Usually the cultivation is over for the plant at the end of October, because the beautiful vine is not hardy. However, if you have cared for them in a bucket, you can overwinter the beautiful tendril in a frost-free and bright room or you have to reapply every spring. However, if you live in a climatic preferred area, as in wine-growing areas, the beautiful can also overwinter in the open air. However, the plant should be cut back to 0.5m and covered with foliage to protect the roots and shoots. In her South American homeland the Schoenranke is a perennial plant. That is why it can succeed and hibernate outdoors.
For many insects the fair-haired is the Garden of Eden and they are permanent guests throughout the summer. Bees, bumblebees and a whole variety of different butterflies visit the colorful flowers of the beautiful vine and they also delight the garden owners with their presence. The balloon wine benefits from the insects and they provide a rich flowering blessing.
Sow the balloon wine
Sowing takes place here in February and March. Place about 3 seeds in a pot and keep warm, because the balloon wine needs to no one a temperature of 20 - 22° C. After about three weeks, the young plants can be pikiert and cured at 14 - 16° C. Only after the Eisheiligen one should plant the plants in place. The location is a sunny, warm and sheltered place. The soil should be humus and loose.
Growth and use
Since the balloon wine should green fences, terraces or pergolas, one must know that he needs a planting distance of 50 cm. He does not branch as strong as the fair-haired, but he is also about 3m high. The balloon wine can not grow alone on its own, it needs a climbing aid.
The flowers of balloon wine
The flowers of the plant are rather inconspicuous and pale green in color. However, it impresses with its fruits, which are about four to five inches tall.They have the shape of a balloon and thus give the plant the name. From July, the small flowers will appear and until the fall of new blossoms will appear more and more. The fruits contain the seeds, small round black seeds. On this seed ball is a white heart-shaped spot. As a result, the plant has also got the German name "Herzsame".
Both plants, the Schönranke and the balloon wine, need the same care, a humus and permeable soil and they tolerate a slight conservation cut. This means that only withered foliage or branches are cut back. So the plants are not burdened and take no damage. In the summer the regular watering should not be forgotten. In addition to the loosening of the soil and small fertilizer should not be forgotten. By August at the latest, these gifts should be discontinued. Diseases are unknown from both plant species. Both plant species are not care intensive and easy to cultivate.
Worth knowing about balloon wine soon
- Balloon wine impresses with the striking fruits: they are 4-5 cm tall, light green and balloon-shaped.
- The plant grows up to three meters high and wants a warm, sunny, sheltered place with humus soil.
- The balloon wine is relatively easy to grow even from seeds.
- It can be brought into the house from February or sown directly at the desired place in the garden starting in April.
- However, its seeds need a temperature of about 20° C to germinate.
- When sowing outdoors, you may need to wait a bit longer until the soil is frost-free again. With the balloon wine you put two or three seeds in a pot or in the bed and cover it with one centimeter of soil.
- If a longer fence or house wall is to be planted with the plant, a distance of about 50 cm between the sowing sites is optimal.
- Young plants, which were preferred in the house, are best planted in the garden only after the ice saints in mid-May at a distance of half a meter.
- The balloon wine is one year old and must therefore be sown every spring. Its interesting flowers form from July to fall.
Worth knowing about ornamental squash in a nutshell
- From July to September, the ornamental pumpkin adorns itself with mighty funnel-shaped, yellow flowers.
- They have a diameter of 5 to 10 cm. From this develop numerous extremely decorative fruits.
- The high-growth ornamental squashes with their 10 to 20 cm large leaves can be very well used as a fast-growing screen.
- The plants reach a height of up to 5 m; however, since they have a large root space, they are less suitable for growing in pots.
Worth knowing too Beautiful tendril shortlyWith its colorful flowers and decorative, double-feathered leaves, it is one of the most beautiful annual climbing plants.
- It quickly forms numerous shoots with not too dense leaves.
- The leaves end in delicate tendrils, with which the plant clings.
- Only in warm and sunny locations does it become 3 to 4 meters high.
- The beautiful tendril comes in varieties with yellow, red and pink flowers.
However, some manufacturers of seeds also offer mixtures of different varieties, which make a pergola or house wall very colorful.
- The flowering season begins in June and lasts until the first frost.
- Winter hardy, the plant is not, so they can only winter as a container plant in a frost-free room.
- Otherwise, it is best sown every spring.
- The beautiful tendril can be preferred in pots already from February or sown directly in the garden at the beginning of spring.
- Their seeds require a temperature of about 18° C and germinate within two weeks.
Worth knowing too Sweetpea briefly
- The curd is one of the best known climbing plants and an appreciated summer cut flower.
- In many varieties, few flower stalks are enough to fill a whole apartment with fragrance.
- The color palette of the appearing from June flowers is large: blue, purple, white, pink and red in many shades, to multi-colored variants.
- From the flowers develop fruits reminiscent of pea pods.
- However, if you want to enjoy the flowering flora and fragrance until autumn, you should constantly cut off all that is still blooming before fruiting.
- In wind-sheltered and sunny places, peaches up to 1.50 meters high.
Other climbing plants as protection on the balcony and terrace are: Gloxinia winds, morning glory and bell-vine.