One of the most beautiful and popular colors of the garden is deservedly considered to be Flox. They attract gardeners with a large variety variety, long blossom and wide range of color gamut. Beautiful decoration of the garden will be the variety of phlox “Tatiana”.
Flox “Tatiana” – a perennial, refers to the group of blurred phloxes. Tall compact bush, grows in the range of 80-90 cm. Stems straight, leaves dark green – in the form of an extended oval.
The period of flowering is long, from July to September. Inflorescences are quite large, cylindrical shape, the diameter of each flower – 4-5 cm. Flowers of biscuits, with five petals, are formed gradually.
Since the first colors appeared, new buds are dismissed weekly. Very gentle their white-pink color. In the center, the base is a raspberry ring, which enhances the charm.
The sweet scent of Flox is attractive for bees and butterflies, which in a period of abundant flowering flowering can be destroyed by nectar. After the flowering period is completed, boxes with seeds appear. The grade is frost-resistant and rarely subjected to diseases.
Choosing a place
It is best to plant grade in a half or under the crowns of deciduous trees, where lighting will be scattered. In the summer, heat trees will protect the phlox from the active exposure to sunlight, and with strong wind and the rain will be removed from the clogs of stems. Open solar places are not very well suitable for the variety “Tatiana”, as the flowers are subject to burnout.
Planting phlox is permissible in spring and autumn. But nevertheless, the optimal time for the landing of the battered varieties is spring, since the preserved soil moisture after the melting of snow contributes to a more rapid rooting. Grade resistant to temperature drops and the spring frosts are not terrible.
More suitable time for landing – April and beginning of May. You can sit in the later dates (at the end of May-mid-June), but it is worth considering that the period of flowering in the first season after landing will be less long, since the plant will bloom later (not before August).
It is preferable to plant a perennial on a moisturized subline soil, with fertilizer. The landing ground should be prepared in advance.
In the fall, the plot is drunk with the addition of humus, you can also make a small amount of lime.
In the spring, the flowerbed again should be switched and arranged holes. Their depth should be 25-35 cm. Since the grade is tall, then when planing multiple copies, it is necessary to leave a distance of 50-60 cm between the wells.
On the bottom of each well placed compost and add 20-30 g of complex mineral fertilizer. Then it is abundantly watered. Delleka bushes buried to the ground about 4 cm and seal soil.
In one place, the variety can grow up to 10 years. However, it is better to carry out a transplant every 5 years so that the varietal signs of Flox will not be lost.
Tatiana variety, like all phlox, prefers a sufficient amount of moisture and fertilizer. Their disadvantage leads to the formation of small inflorescences, rapid crepe of leaves and petals.
Watering preferably in the evening – so the evaporation of moisture will occur more slowly. Water must be pouring under the root, for 1 kV. m landing required about 2 buckets. Water for watering is worth typing in advance so that it is booming under the sunny rays. Watering with cold water can negatively affect the stems – they can crack and the bush will lose form.
To maintain moisture in a sultry summer, the soil under the bushes is preferably meditated. For this, compost, humus or beveled grass will be suitable. Enough layer in 6-7 cm.
After watering the soil you need to periodically loose. Weeds on the flower bed must be deleted in a timely manner so that it does not oppress the floral fit.
Feed flowers follows at least 3 times per season.
- When forming young shoots, a plant needs nitrogen-containing fertilizers. You can pour in the infusion of a cowboy or herbal infusion (nettle comes better).
- During the second feeding, during the period of bootonization and flowering, it is desirable to make potassium sulfate (10 g per 10 liters of water) or add ash. It can be poured directly under the bush in a dry form (1 handy), and better dilute in volume: 1 cup on 10 liter bucket of water.
- For the period of formation of seed boxes (when the time of flowering is completed) there are 3 feeding. The plant should be filtered by phosphorus-potash mixtures (15-20 g of superphosphate and 10 g of potassium sulphate on 10 liters of water).
Preparation for winter
In late October – November, when setting the cold, it is necessary to pruning the stems of the splashing phloxes. You can trim down the root, but it is better to leave 1-3 cm from the ground. Stems and soil around the bush to prevent diseases to prevent the occurrence of diseases must be treated with fungicides. For these purposes well suited copper. Cutting stems burn.
The grade tolerates winter in the open ground, but with the probabilities of severe frosts in the region, the layer of firberry, straw or peat.
There are 3 methods of reproduction of phlox variety Tatiana.
The division of the bush is the easiest and most successful method. It is carried out in spring or autumn. In the springtime, the division can be carried out immediately after melting snow, and in the fall – in September.
Choose a born bush and digging, carefully shake with the roots of the earth. Share on the part you need so that 2-3 stems remain on each decend. For the procedure it is better to use a knife or a pointed shovel.
Formed Dellets should immediately land in the prepared wells. Planted in spring bushes will bloom in summer already, and falling in the fall will give flowers next spring.
Reproduction with chains
This method, like the previous one, does not cause difficulties. In June, the bush for subsequent reproduction is plunged or sprinkled with the lower part of the stems of fertile land and stiffly water. Roots appear on buried in the ground. At the end of August, shoots with roots gently cut off and plant on a new place.
Is not the main method of reproduction, as it requires certain efforts. In addition, with improper seed storage, varietal features can be slightly modified.
In the fall, when purchasing a brown shade, seed boxes should be removed and put into heat. When they become dry, they are placed in a container with sand and put on the veranda (or another unheated room).
Sow seeds better in March (a month before the transplantation to open ground). For a faster appearance of sprouts, sowing should be superficial (not sprinkling the earth).
For planting seeds you need a plastic container with holes on the bottom and finished floral ground.
Hanging seeds, they are watered from the sprayer and are covered with a polyethylene film. Every day, film is removed for a short time, removing condensate. After about 7-10 days, the first sprouts appear, and then the shelter of the film must be stopped. If there are two sheets, the seedlings are transplanted into separate cups (dive). Permanent seedlings are planted in May.
Phlox “Tatiana” will undoubtedly give the garden with a gentle charm. In compliance with simple rules for maintenance and care, he will delight his flowering and fragrance over the seasons.
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