Stunted flowers — beautiful ideas for use in landscape design (75 photos)
Undersized flowers will help to create an original composition on a flower bed. They can be the basis of a composition, a border fence or a background for tall flowers.
There are stunted flowering flowers and non-flowering plants that have decorative shoots, leaves and unusual coloring. An excellent option is a combination of these types.
There are perennial, annual, and biennial plants.
Perennial stunted flowers are planted once, and then they delight the eye with their beauty for several years. This saves time, effort and money. In addition, weeds cannot break through from under dense tubers. However, perennials gradually lose their decorative value, so an update is required (about once every 5-7 years).
Astrance is large. The height of the plant does not exceed 70 cm. It can grow in any soil. The sprawling bushes of astrantia are covered with white, pink or burgundy flowers. There are representatives with inflorescences of different shades on one shoot.
It is necessary to remove wilted flowers in time so that the plant has the strength to give new ones. Astrance "loves" the sun, a place with a loose shadow is also suitable.
Oakwood sage. The second name of this stunted flower is salvia. The bushes are low and compact. Sage blooms throughout the summer period.
The inflorescences are long purple candles, which looks very impressive. Shaded areas with moist soil are suitable for planting.
Alyssum of the sea. Like most perennials, it refers to flowers that bloom all summer. The inflorescences of alissuim are able to withstand even the first frosts.
In regions with a warm year-round climate, it does not die off, and in cold climates there is no need to shelter it. The shades of flowers are diverse: white, yellow, pink, purple.
Indian duchene feels good in any soil, but requires constant moistening of the soil. The sun-loving plant grows rapidly, covering the soil with a dense carpet. The flowers are small, yellow in color.
Of particular interest are the fruits of duchenne, similar to strawberries. They are not edible, but they perfectly perform a decorative function.
Arenaria is crimson. Due to its unpretentiousness, it is often used in the creation of alpine slides and rockeries. It can grow even on rocks and sand. Easily tolerates drought, so frequent watering is not required.
The shoots of arenaria are painted in a crimson color, their height is not more than 15 cm. The star—shaped flowers are white or pale pink.
Balkan geranium. Bushes 25 cm high have carved bright green leaves. The foliage looks spectacular in the autumn period, when it turns yellow or red.
Even in winter, the leaves do not fall off, so geranium is used for year-round garden decoration. Flowering lasts from June to September. Peduncles of red or purple hue have a pleasant aroma.
Horizontal juniper is a representative of non—flowering stunted plants. The dwarf Blue Chip variety is suitable for the garden. The color of the prickly leaves — needles is blue, dense. Juniper should be planted in well-lit areas, the soil can be any.
Stunted annual flowers are bright and diverse. You need to sow seeds every year. But it is possible to quickly create an updated flower bed design during the planting season.
Purslane has leaves in the form of large needles that creep along the ground, creating a "carpet". Therefore, gardeners often call this flower a "rug". The flowers are simple and terry, depending on the variety of the plant.
Purslane can grow in sandy, rocky soil, drought resistant. He needs the sun. The color range of inflorescences is huge: white, pink, yellow, red, orange, bard shades.
Petunia is a favorite of landscape designers due to the variety of varieties that differ in shape and color. The plant requires certain conditions of planting and care.
You need to regularly loosen and fertilize the soil and also water the Petunia. Should avoid preobrajenie, which is detrimental for instances with fluffy buds.
Calceolaria is a beautiful and unusual flower, native to South America. The original inflorescences — shoes can have yellow, orange, red or white color with dark strokes. The diameter of the flowers is 6 cm, the height of the plant does not exceed 45 cm.
Fertilizing with universal fertilizers is necessary. It is also necessary to ensure that calceolaria is not affected by aphids, since this disease is common for this type of plant.
Iberis (Iberian, stennik) is a flower with simple leaves and small flowers. Inflorescences form umbrellas of white (in bitter iberis), pink or purple (in the umbrella species) shade. Flower stalks have a pleasant smell.
After flowering, a pod is formed with seeds that can be used for planting. The sun-loving stennik can be planted in stony soil or loam (soil with a large proportion of clay and sand content). It does not require frequent watering, it is drought-resistant.
Two-year-old flowers, as the name implies, will delight with flowering for two years. They are frost-resistant, but they need to be sheltered for the winter. This group includes cheerful pansies, beautiful violets of Wittrock (known as "pansies"), delicate daisies, touching forget-me-nots. These small plants with a height of no more than 20 cm are ideal flowers for a flower bed.
When creating a mixborder composition, it is recommended to use combinations of the described types. At the same time, it is necessary to take into account the compatibility of plants, which is determined by:
- the necessary composition of the soil
- growth rate
- watering frequency
- light-loving or preference for shade.
The specified parameters must be the same for plants located on the same flowerbed.
Each photo of stunted flowers confirms the originality and beauty of these plants. To maintain the effectiveness of the flowerbed throughout the season, you need to follow the rules of care:
- Remove faded flowers
- Make fences of stones or plastic so that the roots do not grow excessively
- Take into account the growth rate of plants, do not plant flowers close to the curb
- Create a drip irrigation system
- Use lapnik or modern materials for winter shelter.
Photos of stunted flowers