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Perennial beds that look good all year round with little effort are not an unfulfillable wish. The essential for easy-care perennial planting is the right selection of species and varieties for each location.

Romantic flower dream

Surrounded by a band of dark purple splendorous cranesbill, light pink peonies play the main role in this 3.00 x 1.50 meter sunbeam. Beautiful is also the extraordinary Turk poppy 'Gray Widow'. Its flowers are replaced by those of the gypsophila. So that the heavy flower balls of peonies do not lay on the ground, it is advisable to put in the spring before the shoots perennial supports in the ground. They prevent the plants from falling apart.

Perennial border with blood cranesbill and catnip

Pink blood cranesbill and white catnip provide magic flowers until August. The low boxwood hedge forms a beautiful frame

Peonies are sensitive to dryness. In order to open all buds, you should additionally water the perennials on hot days. In addition, the lush blooms stars as well as poppy seed over additional nutrients. Therefore, fertilize the bed with mature compost in spring, avoiding deep incorporation. Peonies and gypsophila develop best when they can grow undisturbed. If you prune catnip just after the main flower, encourage the plants for a second flower in late summer. Lady's mantle looks ugly after flowering. Cut off flowers and leaves close to the ground, then it will soon be nice fresh green leafy horns again and, with a bit of luck, new flowers.

Romantic flowering dream: planting plan and plant list

Plant plan for a perennial border

1) Turkish Poppy (Papaver orientale 'Gray Widow', 2 pieces)
2) Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Dr. Alexander Fleming', 2 ​​pieces)
3) Magnificent cranesbill (Geranium magnificum, 10 pieces)
4) Gypsophila paniculata 'Bristol Fairy', 3 pieces)
5) Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis, 6 pieces)
6) Catnip (Nepeta racemosa 'Snowflake', 5 pieces)
7) Blood Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum, 5 pieces)

Pink flowers

In a sunny garden this combination feels good. Purple chamois and purple bells give it a special touch with the dark red leaves. The plantation looks very noble through the silver-gray noble diamond growing in the middle. But even with pretty leaves and this perennial flowerbed is not enough. For a lush blossom fireworks, especially the stars in the last row provide: Phlox and Indian armchair. The bed is a total of 2.80 x 1.50 meters in size.

Perennial flowering purple bell drawing

Unlike most perennials, you should not cut off any precious rhizomes in autumn, but before budding in spring. In addition, regularly prick off the root shoots of the perennial, otherwise it displaces other plants in the bed

Because flaming flowers love nutrient-rich garden soil, they should get some ripe compost in the spring. A pruning just after blooming stimulates the jewelry to the after-flowering. Indian weeds do not bloom a second time, but stay healthier if you grab the scissors right after flowering. You should also share them every three to four years. If the Pyrenean Cranesbill does not look attractive after flowering, simply cut it back near the ground. Then he drives out fresh again! Star umbels not only look wonderful in the bed, they are also good cut flowers. The best: The cut stimulates the formation of new flowers at the same time.

Pink flowers: plant plan and plant list

Plant plan for pink perennial plant bed

1) Purple-grasshopper (Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravens Wing', 4 pieces)
2) Flaming Flower (Phlox paniculata 'Land Wedding', 5 pieces)
3) Indian armchair (Monarda, 4 pieces)
4) Pyrenees Cranesbill (Geranium endressii, 10 pieces)
5) Star Thumble (Astrantia major, 6 pieces)
6) Edelraute (Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen', 5 pieces)
7) Purple bells (Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple', 3 pieces)

Narrow perennial borders at the house

The mixture of evergreen, cut in shape boxwood and a small selection of decorative perennials makes the narrow, 0.80 x 6.00 meters large bed an eye-catcher. Steppe sage and catnip provide beautiful light and dark blue flower candles, globular thistle and flat-leaved manure complement the planting with the same color round flower heads. Yarrow and dyer chamomile add cheerful accents in yellow.

Climbing roses on window drawing

Climbing roses and clematis conjure a flower frame over the bed

Care tips: So that thistles and manure litter well, the soil should not be too rich in nutrients. Even steppe sage and catnip look better when the earth is lean: they do not fall apart then.A pruning immediately after flowering stimulates both perennials to after-flowering and also ensures a compact growth. If you cut back the undemanding dyer's chamomile, it will reward you with a longer life.

Narrow perennial borders on the house: planting plan and plant list

Plant plan narrow perennial borders

1) Steppe Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Dancer', 4x4 pieces)
2) Flat-leaved man litter (Eryngium planum 'Blue cap', 3 pieces)
3) Catnip (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low', 4x3 pieces)
4) Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens, 2 x spherical shape, 1 x cone shape)
5) Yarrow (Achillea clypeolata 'Moonshine', 3 pieces)
6) Ball thistle (Echinops ritro, 3 pieces)
7) Dyer Camomile (Anthemis tinctoria 'Wargrave', 3 pieces)

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