Elfenblume: location and care of the ground cover

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Filigree in appearance, but still very robust - that distinguishes the elf flower. Which location she loves and how easy it is, we show you here.


The about 25 to 40 centimeters high-growing elven flower looks through her bright green foliage from spring to fall as ground cover very fresh. But especially in autumn, the foliage color of yellow to orange changes beautifully and ensures a great natural spectacle. If the winter months are not too chilly, the Elven flower will even wear its evergreen foliage dress all year round. And through its filigree blossoms, the elfin flower in the spring is always a real eye-catcher in the perennial flowerbed.

Over the years, the elfin flower grows into a nearly continuous foliage carpet, which obscures weed plants for a long time. Depending on the variety, the elfin flower already enjoys white, yellow or delicate pink flowers as early as April. The main flowering period usually extends into June.

➥ Tip:

In the garden market now even new varieties with red and purple flowers are offered. If you like, you can combine several flower colors, which then grow together over time and leave a colorful carpet of flowers.

The perfect location for the elf flower

The advantage of the Elven flower is that it thrives excellently in partial shade and even in the light shade. However, it prefers an always moderately moist soil, ideally even a possibly clay soil. However, elven flowers do not like wind at all and have little direct sunlight. Once you have planted the perennial plant in place, it spreads from year to year.

Caring for the elf flower properly

➤ Fertilize:

The extremely robust elven flowers need very little care, which is why they are also very popular with their connoisseurs. Only in the fall you should provide the plant with plenty of fresh humus.

➤ Pruning:

In addition, you can generously cut back on growths in autumn, which can easily bring the perennial into shape.

In addition, you should make sure that the rich foliage does not obscure the delicate flowers. In some places, you must cut back the leaves so targeted.

➤ Propagation:

Immediately after flowering, you can divide your elf flowers and replant them at a new location. Simply part off the elven flower with a spade and then plant this part in a new location.

➤ Hibernation:

In the first two years, the elven flower is still a little frost-sensitive, so they should cover the flower in the winter months with leaves.

Video Board: Epimedium pinnatum - Elfenblume, Barrenwort.

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