Flowers are the symbol of reborn life and are always the most beautiful thing you can find in a garden. As well as a beautiful flower bed which contains beautiful, colorful ones, ready to make the atmosphere magical. Because plants and flowers are essential in an outdoor space that must accommodate with all the artifices of summer. Let’s discover these 5 flowering perennials for a beautiful and original garden.
When spring arrives, the desire to be surrounded by flowers that communicate all the beauty of the reborn nature returns. Plants are essential in an outdoor space where you can reserve moments of pure relaxation to enjoy the mild climate and free hours from daily chores.
Obviously, you have to choose them taking into account the temperature of where you live, the characteristics of the soil and the time you have to devote to it.
Creating a beautiful, lush flowerbed is not difficult, just fill it with plants and flowers that will make it the burst of color in your garden, the center of attention that renews its splendor every time. Here is our selection of 5 perennial flowering plants for a beautiful colorful garden.
A beautiful colorful garden with these 5 flowering perennials: Delphinium (Delphinium)
One of the most beautiful plants to have in your flower bed is the delphinium (Delphinium), so called because its flowers, gathered in compact inflorescences, resemble the snout of a dolphin. This plant belongs to the Ranunculaceae family, which has around 250 species, including perennials and annuals.
The dolphin is widely used to decorate rockeries, borders and flower beds. The soil in which it grows must be enriched with a slow release organic fertilizer and never limestone. This plant does not like being in partial shade but does not disdain direct sunlight.
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Mullein is a herbaceous plant that has hundreds of species, both annuals and perennials. This plant consists of an erect stem developed from a rosette of dark green leaves which in turn produce a panicle of flowers in varying shades, from white to pink to yellow, depending on the type.
Flowers bloom in summer and last until fall arrives. Mullein grows in sunny places, never in the shade, otherwise it will not grow. It can be grown in the garden and is resistant to low and high temperatures.
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Giant garlic (Allium giganteum)
Allium Giganteum (giant garlic) is a plant native to Central Asia that also grows a lot in Italy and has great ornamental power, especially in a flower bed. It belongs to the Liliaceae family and can grow to different sizes, of which the “giganteum” is the largest.
This plant is bulbous and perennial and can reach up to 150 cm in height. The flowers are composed in an inflorescence of about 100 specimens, circular in shape with a diameter of 20cm and purple in color.
Its leaves are green with blue-gray streaks that turn yellow when they wither, even during flowering.
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The purple digitalis is a plant which has about twenty species and also many hybrids; it originated in Europe but is now also widespread in America and Asia. During its first year of life, Digitalis does not produce flowers but has only a basal rosette of long dark green, lance-shaped leaves, often covered with a whitish down that resembles wool.
However, in the second year of life, in June, a stem emerges from the plant that is covered with tubular flowers only on one side. These flowers decrease in size from the base to the apex of the stem and have varying shades ranging from white, pink, purple to the creamy yellow of some hybrids.
The flowering of this plant lasts a month but if the ear is cut it has another chance to flower in summer. The Digitalis is a very decorative plant for a garden bed.
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Aconite is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Ranucolaceae family and is found mainly in alpine areas. It is very poisonous and has been used to make poisons since ancient times. Its flowers are very beautiful and for this reason they are very suitable for decorating a flower bed. Obviously, due to its high toxicity, it is not recommended to have it if there are children in the house. The most common species, Aconitum napello, can grow to one meter in height and has beautiful blue flowers that can reach two centimeters high, in the shape of a curved cluster like a hood.
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Flowers will beautify any garden, just choose the type you like the most and can withstand the conditions of where you live. You have to be careful with the species as some can be poisonous and therefore dangerous, especially if you have children. For the rest, each flower has its own characteristics ready to make any outdoor space shine with beauty.
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