What Elizabeth’s loosestrife has in common with lily of the valley – we get acquainted with an unpretentious perennial for the garden
How does Elizabeth’s loosestrife bloom, and what species does it belong to, annuals or perennials? I bought a delenka at the market, but I was in such a hurry to the bus that I forgot to ask about the flower. I want to plant verbeiniki for a long time, once I had a perennial variety with bright yellow flowers, but it disappeared. And this color will be?
An unpretentious flower that can grow almost by itself and at the same time almost anywhere, all summer will delight with delicate, abundant and long flowering. It is incredibly beautiful precisely with a simple, discreet beauty, Elizabeth’s loosestrife. He does not have bright colors, unusual shapes or something else original. But there are long lush “rocking chairs” decorated with an abundance of snow-white flowers. And their charm involuntarily causes surprise, whence in such an unremarkable-looking bush such a violent thirst for life and the desire to give such beauty.
Verbeynik Elizabeth – description of the variety
Elizabeth is one of the varieties of lily of the valley loosestrife, also known as cage. A feature of the varieties of this variety is a powerful root system, with its appearance and structure reminiscent of the pinkish rhizome of lily of the valley. Like this plant, the loosestrife forms an erect stem, but only in it it is thicker, covered with pubescence and much higher – up to 30 cm. In addition, the leaves grow directly on the stems and they are smaller. The leaf plates are oval in shape and have a pointed tip.
A bit like lilies of the valley and flowering of the same name with this plant loosestrife. In the upper part of the stems, small white flowers bloom, collected in dense spike-shaped inflorescences. But, unlike lilies of the valley, these spikelets are not drooping, but erect. In addition, flowering lasts all summer and almost until the frosts, for sure until September. This loosestrife attracts the attention of gardeners who want to decorate their flower beds with long-flowering crops..
Verbeynik Elizabeth is a perennial plant. It winters well outdoors in any climate, but its stems die off and grow back every spring..
Features of growing loosestrife in the garden
Perennial loosestrife is one of the most persistent and unpretentious. They grow on any soil and even on alpine slides and rockeries they feel great.
The only condition for choosing a landing site is that it should not be waterlogged and be in direct sunlight. Light partial shade and loam – this is the most optimal combination of conditions for growing loosestrife.
Caring for Elizabeth’s loosestrife will not be difficult at all:
- on wet soil, there is no need to water it at all, but in general, the soil should be moistened only during drought;
- weeding is carried out as needed so that they do not drown out the flowers;
- feeding is enough to do once a year in early spring, adding complex fertilizers.
The loosestrife propagates by seeds or by dividing the bush. Seeds can be sown on seedlings or directly into open ground before winter. The division of adult bushes is carried out in spring or June, before flowering, every 3-5 years, because the loosestrife quickly thickens, and then blooms worse.