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Many have enough of the annual garden. Only pansies, primroses and rose bushes, that's a bit boring in the long run. In addition, one knows exactly the same sight also from all adjoining gardens of its neighbors. And at the latest, when you walk bored and bored through his garden, then it's time for something new. But what should one do? Just tear everything out, dig up and remodel? That would be too much to ask! In addition, such a complete garden renovation is not cheap. So how about just trying a few new flowers? Flowers that you have never had in your garden and that you have not seen too often with your neighbors. So how about some exotic flowers?
Exotic flowers? In Germany? Why not! Of course, not every exotic flower is suitable for the climate in Germany. At least you should pay attention to the regional features. In the German low mountain ranges you will therefore have less success with exotic flowers than in the regions around the Rhine. However, one should not assume that the sun-kissed exotics will not tolerate frost at all. On the contrary, some exotic flowers can even defy, for a short time, frosts of up to -20° C! But not only the region is crucial for a good growth of exotic plants. The location, ie the location, can also be important for good growth. You should choose sunny locations that are well protected from drafts. Even dark floors or the proximity to water are favorable, since heat is better stored here. Deft, dark corners should not be expected of his plant.
But which exotic flowers are suitable for the planting of German balconies and gardens? The silk acacia, the Japanese camellia, the bitter orange, the wintergreen large-flowered magnolia and some yucca species are especially suitable because they are also frost-resistant. Not quite so frost-resistant, but also quite suitable for our latitudes, are the hemp palm, the fig, the pine, the Mediterranean snowball, the Spanish bayonet and some cypress species. However, these plants tolerate no temperatures that fall below -15° C. Even less cold is tolerated by the dwarf palm and the olive. These two should not expect temperatures below -13° C rather. But even if this limit is not reached, it is best to protect the plants well from the cold. This is especially true for young plants.
So bringing exotic flowers or plants to a German garden is not a completely risk-free venture. The likelihood of doing something wrong when planting or simply not being able to create the climate is quite high. Nevertheless, you should let it arrive at a try. For example, with the Great Bloom Magnolia. As much as she looks after summer, this magnolia is extremely resistant to frost. It can cope with temperatures of up to -20° C for a short time. So it is by no means impossible to get a tropical-looking plant into your home garden. And if you inform yourself in advance about the plant, the preferred location, frost tolerance, preferred soil quality and the correct planting time, the chance is quite great that you can enjoy its exotic plant for quite a long time.
Of course, if you are lucky enough to have a conservatory, you do not have to worry about frost or wet floors. Here are ideal conditions for all plants, no matter whether it is exotic or native species.