Not a bell: this wonderful flower grows well in dry and poor soil and is not demanding on watering
Bluebells have long attracted the attention of gardeners with their beauty. These days they are popular in landscape compositions. However, not many people know about a relative of this plant, which is not inferior to it in grace, but is much less common. This plant is called edryanthus.
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It fits perfectly into rocky gardens, revealing all its decorative qualities among the stones. These are small, compact shrubs with narrow, pillow-shaped leaves. The flowers include blue-violet shades, writes the Zen channel “Landscape Design”.
The plant prefers dry and poor soils (sandy-rocky soil is ideal). The flower loves bright light, but can also grow in partial shade.
Edrayanthus is unpretentious in care, requiring only regular watering during drought and a single feeding per season if necessary. It is quite resistant to cold, but it is recommended to mulch it with dry leaves or spruce branches for the winter.
Edrayanthus looks great in rock gardens, rock gardens, among stones and boulders. It goes well with cherry, arabis, miniature conifers and ornamental grasses. It can also be grown in flower pots, flowerpots and containers.