- “Marie Ballard” (Mary Ballard)
- Royal Ruby (Royal Ruby)
- Magic Purple (Magic Purple)
- Fallowship (Fellowship)
- “Henry Blue” (Henry Blue)
- WITE LADIES (White Ladies)
- “CRIMSON BROCADE” “CRIMSON BROCADE)
- Patricia Ballard (Patricia Ballard)
- Rules landing
- Preparation of soil
- Dividing bush
- Diseases and pests
- Examples in landscape design
Astra Novobelgian enjoys great popularity among Russian and foreign flowerflowers. This is a beautiful plant, to care for which surprisingly just. To plant the Astra is not difficult, even if a beginner gardenover is taken for business, which has no great experience in such procedures. In this article we will get to know a closer to Novobelgian Astrami and find out how they need to be careful to care.
Astra Novobelgian is a perennial herbaceous plant from the genus Symphiotrichum. This is a plant from North America lands. Nowadays, Astra is common worldwide. Only cold northern latitudes are the exception. In European countries, this flower got from China. Translated from Latin “Astra” is a star. Putting such gorgeous plants at their own sector, gardeners get their own beautiful “constellations”.
Many gardeners know this beautiful plant under a different title – “Octobrine”. A large number of varieties of this flower are characterized by late flowering, which comes from September-October. Novobelgian Astra has thin, but very dense and strong stalks.
By itself, the bush grows with a lush and good quality than attracts a lot of attention.
There is a sufficient number of popular and beautiful varieties of October. Depending on the specific variety, the plants can be shorty, reaching a height of only 60 cm, or high – up to 140 cm. Often this beautiful and interesting flower is used to create an unusual live swelling or a bright curl plant.
Due to the abundance of a variety of varieties, this herbaceous plant is able to bloom from July and up to November. Not the mild temperature in -5 degrees this pets are not dangerous. Astra of the considered type will delight people with flowers of different shades. Especially bright and saturated bright lilac, pink and white copies. Such plants never get lost on the household plot and will be chic decoration.
Novobelgian Astra is distinguished by the fact that there grows a lot of flowers on it. The chic bush is covered with them entirely, due to which the side can be strongly reminded by fluffy and bright cloud. A large number of small leaves having a rich dark green shade, contrasts well against the background of juicy and motley inflorescences.
The seeds of the plant under consideration are dark and have an oblong form. They appear in tubular mid. Each seed has a kind of “parachute”, assembled from flocks. Thanks to this element, the seeds can easily fly away in different directions at the slightest blow of the breeze.
Novobelgian Astra is divided into a large number of different varieties. Each representative has its own distinctive features and external features. Get acquainted with them closer.
“Marie Ballard” (Mary Ballard)
Tender and beautiful plant attracting her beautiful blue color. This variety was “open” in 1955 by a person who is considered the “father” of many of the most famous ASTR – Ernest Ballard today. He called this cute flower in honor of his wife Mary. Attractive blue-lilac color these plants are acquired at the start of their flowering. This color is entirely “captures” a ball-shaped flower, the diameter of which is about 5 cm. Only after some time an orange core manifests itself, resembling egg yolk.
The flowering of this variety is considered long – it continues within 2 months, from September to November. The bush is a stripper and can reach 95 cm.
Especially quickly and cool it grows in sunny, but slightly shaded places in the open soil.
Royal Ruby (Royal Ruby)
It is a rhizuy perennial who grows in the form of a beautiful bush having a characteristic reverse pyramidal form. Stems “Royal Ruby” in height can reach from 50 to 150 cm. Top of plants usually gustwood. In tall representatives of the type, the lower shoots are partially bare and always need competent decoration. It is necessary to plant this grade exclusively in fertile and sufficiently drained lands. Soil for “Royal Ruby” should be moistened. At the same place, this pet can grow about 3-4 years.
Magic Purple (Magic Purple)
Not only a very beautiful, but also unpretentious plant, which is often choosing novice gardeners for cultivation. “Majik Purple” planted everywhere – this is a very popular flower. For the specified variety is characterized by a rich and long-term bloom. Terry flowers in these plants have a gentle lilac-purple shade. The form is relatively compact, spherical, looking very interesting. The plant is frost-resistant, has a good immunity, so rarely sick and exposed pest attacks.
High, perennial plant. It has reprehensive stems that form a small bush. Around the yellow core is a large number of gentle, terry petals having a light pink color. This plant is recommended to plant in places well protected from wind. Plot for landing should also be quite illuminated. For the ASTR of this variety, moderately nutritious soil is needed, the structure of which has a lot of common with the Middle Suglink. Often “Falllowes” are used in group landings or when creating beautiful alpine slides, decorating the landscape.
“Henry Blue” (Henry Blue)
Relatively new grade. Busty grows low, have a spherical structure. Flowers “Henry Blue” are denselyahn, attract the attention of a beautiful bluish tint. Sit down this flower in well-lit places on the site. It is necessary to ensure protection against wind gusts. This Astra grow rapidly, so it must be transplanted every 3-4 years.
The soil in which the flower grows must necessarily be loosened with weeds.
WITE LADIES (White Ladies)
Snow-white varieties looking truly aristocratic. Such plants can become a chic decoration of any local area or garden. With their participation, very beautiful and spectacular flower arrangements are formed, making the situation more lively and colorful. The variety is characterized by rich and long blossom. A large number of small flowers matures on the bush, the size of which rarely exceeds 3 cm. Petals Thin, aligned horizontally. Yellow-red core.
“CRIMSON BROCADE” “CRIMSON BROCADE)
One of the most popular autumn crops that many gardeners are chosen for landing. This Astra looks very impressive, because its petals have a rich and motley raspberry shade. The middle is distinguished by fire and sunny color. Bloom flowers together, at the same time, and so heavy that their small sizes cease to play any role. Beauty of this adorable plant gardeners can enjoy for 30-35 days already early in autumn. Bushes grow powerful, 130 cm in height. They have a dense dark green foliage.
Patricia Ballard (Patricia Ballard)
This variety has a kind of thick and lush bush, the average height of which is from 0.8 to 1 m. Flowers grow semi-grades, have a pink and light lavender shade. Eyes are characteristic of the characteristic yellow color. The flowering period of this variety falls on September-October. “Patricia Ballard” feels good at sunny sites with a moderate half. It is best that this plant grows and develops in conditions of fertile and highly drained lands.
Novobelgian Astra is considered a relatively undemanding plant, to work with which. However, it will still need to land in the ground competently, observing all the rules and rules.
If Astra is planned to plant in the soil in the spring season, then it follows the selected area for landing from autumn. With the onset of spring, it will be necessary to regret the dedicated place once again, overpass the soil using special drugs.
The optimal time for the landing of Novobelgian Astra is May, when the frosts on the soil are no longer observed.
Preparation of soil
It is necessary to correctly prepare the soil for the planned landing of the colors of the selected variety. It is from these procedures that the growth rate and the health of the flower in the future will depend. For Astra, it is recommended to select such places where there is a good lighting of the Sun, otherwise the flower will simply not be normal. The place must necessarily be protected from strong wind gusts or drafts – they can cause significant harm to tall instances. It is advisable to plant such flowers on small hillocks – excessive moisture does not accumulate there, which can harm the root system of plants.
The soil must be light or medium, fertile, fairly permeable for air and water. Acidity should be zero. Lower the level of acidity will be able to use a dolomite flour (additives). Place for disembarking We must clean from weeding grass, step up with humus. With the arrival of spring, you will need to rush the plot again and throw it with the introduction of superphosphate or potassium sulfate. Then the earth will need to be loosen.
For Novobelgian Astro, it is necessary to care for. Consider more about how to water and fertilize this flower.
Flower is resistant to drought. Often during flowering there is an impressive amount of rain. With irrigation, you do not need to overdo it – you can ruin flower. When the yard stands in the yard, watering should be made abundant, but not too frequent. Watering a plant can only be sealed water temperature.
In the spring and autumn periods, it is necessary to carry an ASTER to the bushes. A small amount of humus. Within one season, it is necessary to produce 3 full-fledged feeders using superphosphates and potassium sulfate:
- after a couple of weeks after landing;
- during the formation of buds;
- At the start of blossom.
Novobelgian Astra can multiply in different ways. Get acquainted with them.
Seeds this plant can multiply with repent or reckless methods.
- Sewage. First you need to disinfect the soil (1 part of the sand, 1 part of the cowboat and turf, 7 pieces of peat) permanganate potassium. The room should be well lit with a temperature value of at least 20 degrees. Material for subsequent landing will be needed periodically moisturize. When the first sprouts appear, the temperature must be reduced to 15 degrees. Empty material can be transplanted at the age of 65 days.
- Decarious. Seedlings are evyted into the soil at the site in November or December. Create small grooves, placed there sowing material, spill well with warm water and fall asleep 5 mm of land.
When leafy plates appear, landing must be cut out.
To multiply Astra, it can be divided. This is the most common method of breeding the plant under consideration. We need to take a bush of the Novobelgian Astra, with the help of a pointed shovel, cut off the part of it, which in the future it will be necessary to divide into small plots containing at least 3 shoots.
This procedure can be resorted throughout the summer season. There are upper cuttings, the length of which is at least 5-7 cm. Twigs need to plant in fresh soil, prepared from 1 part of peat, 2 pieces of turf land. Landing should be covered with polyethylene for 25-30 days.
Diseases and pests
The greatest danger that plants are subject to rotten dew. It negatively affects the appearance of the flower, covering it whitening. This ailment often appears if there is a prolonged rainy weather. For prevention purposes, it is recommended to use special chemicals, but you can simply provide a flower with exceptional care to increase its health and immunity.
Rust is striking asters less often. This ailment is manifested in the form of the resulting rusty specks on the top of the sheet plates. Leaves because of this you have to climb, and the plant itself spray with special fungicidal compositions. Astra and verticillaty fading are subject to. Only the change in the deeds of the plant in fertile land will help to get rid of this problem. When conducting the procedure, it is necessary to spray the roots by means called “Maxim” or “Vitaros”.
As for pests, affecting Novobelgian Astra, here you can allocate the following:
- Slying Pennitsa;
You can prevent attacks of these dangerous parasites in this way:
- With the arrival of the autumn season, it is necessary to go well in the soil in which the flowers grow;
- It is necessary to observe the distance between the Astray during the landing;
- It is necessary to remove all the fastening shoots of the flower in a timely manner;
We must not forget about timely feeding soil.
Examples in landscape design
Octobrine can be a luxurious decoration of any site. Often it is she who acts as a bright landscape design accent. Consider some successful examples.
- Perennial Astra of gentle lilac or bluish shades can be an excellent decoration of paths and paths on the plot, if you plan them abundantly, forming a beautiful floral carpet.
- Very beautiful in areas with a well-kept lawn, various varieties of ASTR, having multicolored petals. Bright and expressive combinations of white, yellow, lilac, pink and scarlet flower.
- You can decorate the home area by Novobelgian Astrami of different colors lined in clay or ceramic pots. They can be placed in different places or to form an interesting composition. Similar elements of landscape design will introduce a special style and comfort.
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