It’s cold outside and our gardens and balconies have lost their bloom. For many garden flowers and plants, this is the absolute rest period. But the gardeners are considering their new planting strategies. That is why we want to help all flower lovers today and show some hardy garden flowers that can overwinter outside in the cold. In principle, it is about popular hardy perennials that serve as great eye-catchers in every garden. But only from next spring will we be able to admire their beauty and variety of shapes and colors outside. In the next few lines you will find out exactly what these garden flowers are.
Do you need a sturdy creeper? Or how about a colorful, carpet-forming plant on the edge of the garden? Look no further, because we have something suitable for you: Sedum (sedum). The sedum plant is a typical member of the thick-leaf family. The great sedum plant is also widespread in Germany. It has fleshy, rounded to stack-shaped leaves. These are rough and stormy garden plants, they survive both hot summers and cold winters. Seducers are also drought tolerant and grow well on stony to sandy soils. That said, they’re ideal if you live in a region with little rainfall, or if you hate any irrigation at all. The fatty hens are very long-lived. They do very well if you keep them short. Therefore, do not fertilize often and do not water very abundantly. This way you will have the sedum plants in the garden for a long time.
For decades, northern gardeners have relied on peonies to provide a spring festival of color and scent in May. Aside from being beautiful garden plants, peonies are tough enough to calmly survive the coldest winter. At the first signs of warm spring weather, their growth in the garden begins. The peonies come in a variety of flower shapes and colors and show their bloom in late May and early June.
The Pushkinie or cone flower is often named by its scientific name, Echinacea. It is an extremely hardy garden plant that can withstand the cold naturally and without any problems. The plants develop beautiful flower heads that look like purple daisies and delight our eyes through summer through to autumn. Newer varieties offer a variety of flower shapes and colors, such as yellow, orange, and white. However, some of the modern hybrids are not as hardy as the original Pushkinias. It is best to read the care tips before you buy such a garden flower to find out whether it is exactly cold-tolerant or not.
Indian nettle (Monarda)
Monarda is a typical hardy perennial. It is also known under the names of balm, bee balm, horse mint and wild bergamot. She is so beautiful and tempting that the insects like her very much. It’s no secret that honeybees and other major pollinators are becoming increasingly populated. But you can help a lot in this regard by ensuring them a nectar-rich meal in your yard. The Indian nettle is an excellent example of a real eye-catcher in the garden. This must-have perennial develops beautiful flowers that are attractive to gardeners as well as bees and other insects. The Indian nettle grows 60-80 cm high and comes in a variety of colors – from pink and dark red to orange and purple to white. Under ideal conditions, some varieties can spread quickly.
Purple bells (Heuchera)
Bring color into your shade garden with the shiny purple bells (Heuchera). These delicate beauties give the impression that they cannot survive the winter at all. All doubters should be said: appearances are deceptive! The purple bells are extremely robust and hardy. Between April and September they show their beautiful flowers, with small white, pink or purple bells floating in the air above the foliage. All varieties thrive wonderfully in partial shade and do not particularly love the bright summer sun.
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