grows well on poor soil

This ground cover will fill with bright flowers: it grows well in poor soil


03/26/2024 20:30

Annual ground covers are often used for landscaping summer cottages, and among them you can find a not very common, but bright and delicate plant – leptosiphon. This plant, up to 15 cm high, has original needle-like leaves, usually light green in color, but sometimes with a bluish-green tint and a silvery tint.

Leptosiphon blooms in June, and after that there is a short pause, but by the end of summer and beginning of autumn the plant blooms again, although the second time the flowering may not be as long. Flowers can be of different shades: white, pink, yellow or orange.

Leptosiphon is unpretentious and adapts to various conditions. It prefers bright sunlight and tolerates heat and drought well. This groundcover grows well in dry and poor soil, especially sandy or sandy loam soil. However, in fertile soil its growth may be unstable.

Leptosiphon requires only regular, but not heavy watering, and does not need fertilizers, which can harm it. Despite the fact that it can grow greatly in breadth, it cannot be called aggressive, since it does not suppress other plants, but rather “bypasses” them. Leptosiphon is often used to fill empty spaces on the site, as well as to decorate alpine slides, flower beds and mixborders, where it creates colorful patterns in combination with Iberis, clarkia and grass carnation.

Earlier we talked about flowers that grow well in shady corners.

Author Elvira Makhmutova

Elvira Makhmutova – journalist, correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service

Curator Andrey Tumanov

Andrey Tumanov – Russian journalist and TV presenter, producer, political figure

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