The Content Of The Article:
- Flowering autumn shrubs - something new or something special
- Late, later and early flowering autumn shrubs
- Garden, balcony, terrace
- The summer room can become the autumn and winter rooms
In the autumn and flower article cycle, you will be presented with many different ideas for autumn planting and probably all perennials that are (still) blooming in autumn. Here are a few special or newly released autumn perennials presented, and the perennials that bloom from autumn to winter or almost beyond:
Flowering autumn shrubs - something new or something specialThere are perennials that bloom in the fall, unlike our usual autumn-flowering aster or heather. These perennials are more or less unknown, perhaps simply because they have been bred or introduced fairly new:
- Aconogonon campanulatum, Himalayan bell-knotweed, whole bushes in white and pink
- Adenophora stricta ssp. confusa 'Hemelstraling', Aged bellflower, new variety with delicate purplish rose bells, winter hardy to -40° C
- Agastache mexicana 'Sangria', Mexican nettle-mint, red-violet, upright-growing, unusual panicle flowers
- Agastache rugosa 'Serpentine', a species of garden fragrance that forms late purple blue-flowered 'feudel' late in the season
- Alstroemeria cultorum 'Andez Red', an alstroemeria, bright red lily flower with small white spots
- Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii, Iberian snapdragon, pale yellow panicles with bellflowers
- Bistorta amplexicaulis 'Album', garden-candle-knotweed with long white flower-heads
- Bistorta amplexicaulis 'Pink Elephant' and 'Rosea': flower candles in light pink
- Bistorta amplexicaulis 'Orange Field': Orange-pink flower candles
- Eg amplexicaulis 'Inverleith', 'JS Calor', 'JS Delgado Macho': bright red; 'JS Caliente', 'Blackfield', 'Fat Domino': dark red flower candles
- Campsis radicans 'Flamenco', trumpet winds, thrilling deep orange-red trumpet flowers, entwines with clinging roots
- Ceratostigma willmottianum, Chinese plumbago, bright blue flowers, bushy growth
- Eryngium tripartitum, Garden Thistle Thistle, dark blue blossom
- Penstemon cultorum 'Rich Ruby', a kind of beard with bells on the panicles dark pink
- Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire', blue lavender, showing violet-blue flowers
- Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple', Canadian cold herb verbena with pretty purple flowers
Late, later and early flowering autumn shrubsThere are also perennials that bloom at Christmas; and even perennials that bloom so late that it is already spring again due to its flowering:
1. Hardy perennials that bloom until November / December
- Artemisia vulgaris, mugwort
- Aster ericoides, myrtle aster, varieties 'Erlkönig', 'Golden Spray', 'Autumn Myrtle', 'Lovely', 'Ringdove', 'Snow Flurry', 'Type Hug', 'White Heather'
- Aster novae-angliae, Raublatt-Aster, varieties' Alma Pötschke ',' Remembrance of Paul Gerber ',' Barr's Blue ',' Flora Fairy ',' Autumn Snow ',' Purple Dome ',' Ruby's Treasure ',' Rudelsburg ',' Schranner Violet ',' Treasure ',' Violetta '
- Aster x frikartii, Frikart's Aster, varieties 'Jungfrau' and 'Wunder'
- Banksia ericifolia, peaty banksia, hardy to -8° C
- Chrysanthemum indicum, Fall Chrysanthemum variety 'Poetry'
- Colchicum autumnale, Herbst-Zeitlose, also variety 'Album'
- Crocus cancellatus, subsp. cancellatus, lattice autumn crocus
- Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album', Autumn cyclamen, varieties 'Album' and 'Pearl carpet'
- Gentiana scabra, Japanese gentian, frugal, alpine perennial
- Sedum Hybrids 'Indian Chief' and 'Mohrchen'
- Sarcococca hookeriana var. Humilis, Lower Himalayan slimeberry, hardy to -15° C
- Callistemon phoeniceus, Purpurner cylinder cleaner, hardy to -7° C
- Camellia salicifolia and Camellia sinensis (tea bushes), both moderately hardy
- Hardy perennials that bloom until March / April
- Camellia saluensis, moderately hardy
- Camellia sasanqua, in the genus Crimson King, Narumi-gata, Paradise Barbara, Pure Silk, Rainbow, Wahroongah, only moderately hardy
- Fuchsia arborescens, tree fuchsia
Garden, balcony, terraceAll the perennials presented here are good in most German gardens, and if the garden is in harsher regions they will get some winter protection; and when the garden is in the "last cold hole," there are still perennials on the list that can stand it. A lot of these plants can also be cultivated on the balcony / terrace, depending on the climate / microclimate better than in the garden. The lower the flower is in the middle of winter or almost in spring, the more likely it is that not just the flowering of a common about our climate perennial was extended by breeding until autumn. The correct winter flowers may also have been bred by breeding to show their flowering at the usual time, but in an unfamiliar (too cold) climate. But that does not work in every cold.When purchasing such "almost winter hardy" plants, you must therefore pay close attention to the indication of winter hardiness, the botanical name and the variety name and match the result with the climate zone of your residence and the microclimate on the balcony.
You must know the winter hardiness zone of your place of residence. The plant trade works with international
Buy from specialist retailers where you will get plants that are described with botanical names. When it comes to foreign plants, you should also find an indication of the winter hardiness of these plants (not frost hardiness, which describes how much frost a plant in their home tolerates).
Look at the label of the hardiness zone on the label and realistically estimate the chances this plant has on your balcony. If there is "USDA 9" (minus 1.2 to minus 6.6 degrees) and you live in the countryside near Rosenheim (climate zone 6a, minus 20.6 to minus 23.3 degrees), consider this plant not necessarily buy. It's just a rule of thumb, in the city it's about half a climate zone warmer, and actually decides anyway the microclimate on your balcony, which can be much friendlier.
The summer room can become the autumn and winter roomsIf the balcony is wonderfully planted and decorated, and you have come to appreciate it as an extra living space, it may be worthwhile to consider how you can extend the balcony season a bit. A frame construction with wire / foil keeps cold wind from the side, the last berry or mushroom tea could be dried in the smoke oven or dehydrator for winter storage, a low-voltage heating mat with a few watts of electricity also contributes a little heat - all together can extend the time in which the balcony can be used, already significantly.
If autumn shrubs bloom into the winter, but the microclimate on the balcony or terrace did not last long enough and they are almost freezing before they have been flushed into the house, inventive do-it-yourselfers could think about the next season: from the patio heater to the half "Balcony glazing" with a transparent foil, there are some ideas that you can easily influence the microclimate on your balcony so that the season can be further extended a good deal.
Then you can plant a little bolder, to pretty hardy exotics:
- Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips', Mountain Shieldflower, a variety with truly amazing bright pink flowers
- Lycium barbarum, Goji berry, a shrub that is supposed to become hardy in winter to -26° C
- Lonicera caerulea var. Kamtschatica, good hardy honeyberry, edible and rich in vitamins B and C.
- Musa basjoo, Japanese fiber banana
- Tricyrtis hirta or japonica, Japanese toad lilies, the orchid for the balcony
- Salvia elegans, shrub sage, lip-shaped flower spoons in bright purple, must be in the house from about -5° C, but it is just too beautiful not to be named