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- Elegant and subtle: wintergreen perennials and grasses
- Wintergreen perennials and grasses at a glance
While most plants lose their leaves or disappear altogether, the winter-green perennials and grasses throw themselves at the end of the garden season once again really in bowl. Only with the renewal in the coming spring they separate leisurely and almost unnoticed from their old foliage.
Elegant and subtle: wintergreen perennials and grasses
If you love it discreetly, silver-leafed wintergreens are a good choice. The heavily hairy, velvety foliage of wool-Ziest (Stachys byzantina) is a great eye-catcher all year round. Covered by delicate hoarfrost, the undemanding ground cover looks particularly appealing, especially when most plants have dropped their foliage. True jewels are also the pink or white flowering spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum 'Argenteum' or 'White Nancy'). In addition to their beautiful flowers they collect by their silvery white green spotted to silvery white foliage other pluses.
The Woll-Ziest (Stachys byzantina) is an undemanding wintergreen perennial, but it does not tolerate waterlogging
A treasure of nature is the half-shade thriving, evergreen Christmas rose (Helleborus niger). In the middle of winter, she opens her large, white peel blossoms. Just as elegant, but much more colorful, join the blooming in January from the purple Lenzrosen (Helleborus orientalis hybrids). From April onwards, the compact, green winter padding of the blue cushions (Aubrieta) and the bushy loop flowers (Iberis sempervirens) will regain their color.
Wintergreen perennials and grasses at a glance
Richly leafed attract also sunflowers (Helianthemum), clove root (Geum coccineum) and the shadow-loving Waldsteinie (Waldsteinia ternata) in the low-flowering season on the eyes. Beautiful views - especially if the winter draws without fairytale white snow scenery through the countryside.
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Wintergreen perennials and grasses
The creeping Günsel (Ajuga reptans) is a native perennial. In the meantime, breeding has yielded many beautiful varieties, which impress, for example, with extraordinary leaf patterns or leaf colors. The ground cover grows quickly and can easily overgrow other plants. It likes sunny to partially shaded places and fresh, moist, loamy-humus soil
Blue cushions (here the variety 'Blue King') are popular upholstery plants with impressively lush flowerbeds. But even after flowering, they convince with their pretty evergreen leaf rosettes. Best give the blue cushion a sunny and warm place. The soil should be as permeable and fresh as possible
The carpet-Hungarian wort or carpet-gold strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) is a vigorous groundcover, which is particularly suitable for woody plantings. The yellow-flowering perennial has winter or evergreen foliage, its leaves are in three parts or dreilblig. She prefers a place in partial shade or in the shade. The soil should be well drained and have a high humus content
Bergenien (here the sort 'Babydoll') are winter-green Blattschmuckstauden. In the cold season, the robust plants are a real eye-catcher in the garden, because the leaves turn bright red in part. Whether partial shade or clear shade, Bergenia can cope with many locations. But most of all, they like to stand in the sun
'Pink Pewter' is a particularly beautiful species of spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum). Above the silvery white foliage, pink flowers appear in May and June. The winter or evergreen groundcover is suitable for the woody edge at half shady to shady spot on fresh soil
The New Zealand sedge (Carex comans) 'Bronze' has very narrow, bronze-colored leaves that overhang over bows and over time form a dense crest. Winter wet she does not like at all. In rough conditions the sedge needs winter protection
Helleborus Orientalis hybrids (Lenzrose) are very popular spring shrubs. The winter-green plants are very robust and long-lived. Already in February they bring out their colorful flowers. The leaves drift only after flowering and remain green until winter. They should then be removed in early spring, before the first flowering
The wintergreen white-edge Japanese sedge (Carex morrowii 'Variegata') has stiff narrow leaves that are slightly arched overhanging. It is perfect for lightening dark garden areas
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' is a robust wintergreen groundcover. The leaf margins of the Elfenblume turn red in the autumn.In the spring, the foliage should be cut back so that the delicate flowers come into their own
The Palisade Spurge (Euphorbiam characias) is one of the wintergreen spurge species. Many varieties are more suitable for winter-mild and wind-protected situations. Winter protection is therefore recommended in rough locations