The most beautiful species and varieties of buzulnik at their summer cottage
A monumental, lush plant with large leaves and a cap of small sunny flowers is a buzulnik. Its appearance is adorned with carved succulent leaves of bright color. Each variety has a different shape. Flowers of various varieties also differ. Some species and varieties of buzulnik are suitable only for growing in natural conditions, others are successfully cultivated at home.
The flower is classified as a perennial crop. He comes from the Astrov family. Another name is ligularia. The leaves reach a height of 80 – 90 cm, and the inflorescences rise above the bush at a height of up to two meters. Ligularia is a thermophilic crop, and only a few varieties are adapted to cold climates.
Popular types and varieties of buzulnik
In the natural environment, there are about 150 different plant names. Up to 20 species have been cultivated. In our climatic conditions, several types of toothed buzulnik and Przhevalsky take root well. Consider the features of the most popular and beautiful varieties in more detail.
It grows well, reaches a height of 100 – 110 cm. It is distinguished by bright jagged leaves, according to the shape of which it got its name. Inflorescences are yellow in color: from light to brown. Due to its decorative appearance, it is appreciated by gardeners. The plant is planted along a path, under a fence or in the center of a large flower bed.
The most popular subspecies of dentate ligularia are the following:
- Marie Crawford;
The plant begins to bloom in mid-summer. Flowers fall in early autumn.
Magnificent in its external data, the toothed Buzulnik Desdemona, whose photo is presented below, is liked by many gardeners. Picturesque wavy leaves with a double color grow in a lush cap on the lawn, attracting attention. The plate is colored violet-brown below, and dark green above. The buds open in August. They have pointed yellow petals with a dark center. The height of the bush is no more than 90 cm.
This variety looks great in garden design. See how the desdemona buzulnik successfully emphasizes the spaciousness and comfort of the summer cottage (photo gallery for your attention).
Blooming Desdemona. The culture is not afraid of partial shade and grows well along the country house.
Young ligularia during autumn flowering.
Buzulnik in close proximity to other large flower beds.
A distinctive feature of Othello are spreading leaves, reaching a size of about 40 – 50 cm. The plant looks beautiful on the shore of an artificial pool and a natural pond. The color of the leaves inherent in serrated ligularia becomes especially bright closer to autumn. Buzulnik Othello, photos of flowers of which are collected in a separate gallery below, blooms at the end of August. Flowering lasts a little over a month.
Petals of small flowers of the Othello variety have a bright yellow color.
Buzulnik Osiris is the smallest and most charming subspecies of serrated ligularia. It is planted in a flower bed in a row of medium plants. The height of the bush reaches no more than half a meter. Osiris perfectly coexists with other perennials, for example, phlox or New Belgian asters. All summer it is dazzled with rich green leaves, and by mid-July it blooms with small lemon “stars”. The flowering period is approximately 40 days..
Marie Crawford variety
Bozulnik Marie Crawford (photo of varietal plants in the garden design below) is distinguished by the original color of the leaves. They combine several shades at once: from purple to brown, from marsh to malachite. A spreading bush with large leaves grows about a meter in height. Flowers rise as a cap of fire over the leaves from August to September.
Marie Crawford in an English garden adjacent to perennial grasses, lilies, ferns and shrubs.
This majestic shrub with powerful carved leaves is well suited for planting in the park. Malachite greens grow in the root zone. The height of the culture during flowering reaches 150 cm. During this period, Wilson’s buzulnik releases panicles with yellow baskets. Their diameter is only 2 – 2.5 cm.The flowering begins in July and continues until the end of summer..
Ligularia Wilsoniana is best adapted to hot climates and tolerates dry summers better than any other species..
A decorative look to the culture is given by solid basal leaves growing in a single bush. Ligularia Veitchiana is a vigorous plant that grows up to two meters in height. During flowering, it throws out large spikelets topped with small yellow flowers. Buzulnik Vich blooms for a short period: from late August to early September.
Looks beautiful when single planting on the lawn, in the vicinity of varietal grasses in the park and garden. In winter, it does not require shelter, it tolerates bad weather well.
Another grandiose representative of the Astrov family. A powerful bush grows up to one and a half meters wide, while its height is sometimes higher than two meters. In sufficiently rainy weather, the rounded thick leaves of the Far Eastern plant grow up to 50 cm in length. The culture flourishes quite late. Dark leathery stems appear in late August and bloom in small yellow flowers until late September. This species tolerates winter well, is adapted to harsh climatic conditions..
Buzulnik Siberian is a large representative of the species. It grows up to a meter in height. The leaves of a dark green hue are heart-shaped, tough and leathery to the touch. The plant tolerates drought well, is frost-resistant, has high immunity against various diseases. Dark arrows, pubescent with reddish leaves, the plant releases by August. Blooms briefly with beautiful mustard yellow holly flowers.
Ligularia tangutica, Tangut synakalia or Tangutsky buzulnik – all these are the names of the same large plant of the Astrov family. It differs from other representatives of the species with curly carved basal leaves. Due to the aesthetic appearance and beauty of small panicles of yellow inflorescences, this species is cultivated in nurseries and botanical gardens. The birthplace of the plant – China.
Tangut Buzulnik is a frequent visitor to parks and squares. It actively reproduces by layering, takes root well in a new place.
Fischer’s Buzulnik is distinguished by its unpretentiousness and resistance to bad weather. It grows in the vastness of Siberia, China and Japan. He especially loves bushes and wet forest partial shade. Inflorescences appear above the bright green bush in July. Plant height before flowering is about 50 cm, size with flowering arrows is about 140 – 150 cm Small buds of yellow star-shaped flowers are collected in inflorescences.
The Rocket variety
Narrow-headed Buzulnik is the progenitor of the new Rocket variety, which was bred by selection. Buzulnik Rocket attracts gardeners with delightful carved leaves, a bit like grape leaves. Their light green color changes to purple in autumn, especially pleasing to the eye. A tall crop grows up to two meters during flowering.
Buzulnik Rocket blooms from July to August.
Gregynog Gold Hybrid
The hybrid Buzulnik Gregenog Gold was bred by crossing two varieties: Vich and Carved toothed. Thanks to successful selection, a tall ornamental plant appeared, crowned with warm, sunny flowers. The bush grows compactly: at a height of up to 150 cm, the width is no more than 45 cm. The heart-shaped green mass is colored in a light shade of green with golden reflections. The culture grows well on moist soils, withstands partial shade. No additional maintenance required in winter.
Hybrid Buzulnik Zepter is beautiful throughout the growing season. In the spring, magnificent carved succulent leaves fill the flowerbed in the form of a spherical bush, and towards the end of summer bright yellow arrows swing above it. The height of the crop is about 130 cm. It is preferable to plant the Zepter cultivar in a shady place with sufficient moisture. Florists use this species as a central figure in a flower bed or as a tapeworm in flower groups in natural parks.
It is better to cover the zepter for the winter so that the tubers do not freeze.
General care instructions
Buzulnik (ligularia) is a strong, hardy plant. For good growth, he needs several factors:
- shaded landing site;
- remoteness from drafts;
- good humidity;
- fertile soil is preferable, but it can grow even on clay soils.
The favorite place of the buzulnik is on the shore of the reservoir. It is saturated with moisture in a timely manner, blooms beautifully. At the same time, near the water, the plant looks the most poetic..
The unpretentious buzulnik differs in the size and height of the bush, the appearance of the inflorescences, the shape and diameter of the leaves. Among the many varieties, the most popular are hybrid and serrated. Taking care of the plant is simple: it is important to water it sometimes and, if necessary, cover it before the onset of cold weather.