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Admittedly, not every hobby gardener thinks in the late summer, when the season slowly comes to an end, already to the next spring. But it's worthwhile to get active again!
Popular early-flowering perennials such as Lenzrosen or Bergenien develop best if they can root before the winter. And the flower bulbs and tubers have to fall into the ground anyway in the autumn, so that their flowering shoots push out of the ground at the start of the season - they need the winter cold weather to be able to drive out.
From September is planting time for tulips and other bulbous flowers. For an appealing effect, you should always set small-flowered species such as crocuses, but also tulips and daffodils in groups
Three months of flowers on three square meters
Our bedding was designed so that from end of February to May every month two new perennials and bulbous flowers in the flower ensemble, while the plants from the previous months slowly reach their zenith. In addition, especially the early perennials such as Lenzrose, Spurge and Bergenie also make an important contribution as structural contributors, even if their flowers have already withered.
As of the end of February, the first shrub to open the lenten rose 'Spring Surprise' (Helleborus hybrid) will be its salmon-colored flowers (No. 1). A little later, the almond-leaved spurge 'Purpurea' (Euphorbia amygdaloides) follows (No. 2). Also among the early birds are the Crocus 'Big Yellow' (Crocus hybrid, No. 3) and the narcissus 'Reggae' (Narcissus cyclamineus hybrid, No. 4)
Starting in April, two more easy-care spring shrubs will open their flower buds with the gums 'Finesse' (Doronicum orientale, No. 5) and the Bergenie 'Silberlicht' (Bergenia hybrids, No. 6). The Darwin Tulip 'Apricot Impression' (# 7) and the Dwarf Milk Star (Ornithogalum balansae, # 8) are also making their big debut
Beginning in May, the clove root 'Coppertone' (Geum coccineum, No. 9) and the White Mountain Knapweed (Centaurea montana 'Alba', No. 10) ring in the large flower finale. Add to that the purple ball-lit 'Purple Sensation' (Allium aflatunense, # 11) and the late tulip 'Queen of Night' (# 12) with their almost black petals
The respective numbers result in the perennials from the number of colored spots, in the bulb flowers from the sum of the respective flower symbols. However, the size of the perennials shown does not correspond to the size of the plant, but to the dimensions after three to four years.
Spring flowering perennials and onion flowers
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Onion flowers and perennials
The Lenzrose one knows also under the names Nieswurz or Christrose
Yellow crocuses are spring-time real bulb flowers
White daffodils create a nice contrast
Gemswurz (Doronicum orientale) convinces with its colors
White Bergenien are beautiful to look at
Darwin tulips enchant with captivating colors
Milk Star (Ornithogalum) is a nice addition
Clovewort (Geum coccineum) shows up with radiant flower colors
Filligrane mountain flakes are a win for every bed
The purple ball smoke 'Purple Sensation' brings colors and shapes to the bed
The tulip 'Queen of Night' provides elegance and grace