Flowers for flowerbed: photo with names (catalog)
Each grower creates favorite flower beds, like a real artist - carefully selecting paints and composing a composition. But in order for the flower garden to be not only beautiful, but also healthy, you need to correctly combine varieties. Take into account the specifics of the soil, the amount of sun and shade, humidity and other nuances. And we are ready to show you many options for perennial and annual flowers!
Features and color requirements
The contents of the flower bed should be planned based on the result that you want to get. A flowerbed of continuous flowering, a grassy meadow, a decorative mixboard, a seasonal composition or seedling for cutting?
All flowers can be divided into low, medium and high - and this is one of the key criteria. It is important that the views in the foreground do not block the distant ones. This affects not only decorative properties, but also the health of the flower garden, which lacks light, air and moisture.
Consider where the flowerbed is located: on a hill or in a lowland with a high level of groundwater. In the sun, in partial shade or under the dense crowns of trees? When selected varieties bloom, what care do they require, how to fertilize them, and should they be pruned?
Do not chase to mix as many bright views as possible on several squares. Decide on the color scheme: do you want a plain or colorful flower garden. Contrasting combinations always look stylish and spectacular, and adjacent shades are very harmonious.
Keep in mind that some species simply cannot get along nearby. For example, peonies and roses, roses and lilies of the valley or roses and carnations. Moody dahlias even squeeze out weeds, and all buttercups require so much moisture that their more sensitive neighbors will simply dry out.
Perennial flowers for flower beds
Perennial flowers are good for their unpretentiousness and the fact that they do not need to be replanted every year. They will make a wonderful base for the flowerbed, which can be diluted with colorful annuals. If you prefer stability and do not plan to constantly remake the flower garden - this is also your choice!
Periwinkle is a beautiful evergreen perennial that blooms in the very beginning of spring. It is extremely unpretentious, but it needs to be pinched so that it grows well and quickly. Individual flowers appear on the green carpet even in summer.
Small multi-colored crocuses make their way out of the ground as soon as snow leaves it. They cover the plot with a rather dense carpet due to large flowers and voluminous leaves. Crocuses do not care about either the shadow or the bright daylight.
Colorful alissum loves bright sunny areas and can easily tolerate short-term drought. Different varieties are similar to each other, but impress with a delicate and romantic color palette. In flower beds, white, pink and purple alissums are most often found.
Delicate garden violet will fill the garden with a unique aroma. In addition to the usual violet, white, pink, lilac and blue varieties are planted on the flower beds. Small terry petals look very impressive and magnificent. And if you correctly combine the types, the flowering period of violets can be extended for the whole season.
A neat compact bush is covered with lush and colorful inflorescences. Gardeners love geraniums on flower beds for a long flowering period. It lasts from the beginning of summer and right up to frosts without additional shelters and difficult maintenance.
Dicenter is notable for unusual flowering, which is not like any other flowers. That is why it complements decorative flower beds and sophisticated design compositions so well. Exotic appearance of the center does not affect the care of it - it is not demanding at all.
Bright colorful anemones with large heads are a real decoration of a garden flower bed. The diameter of the flowers can reach 8 cm, so they densely and densely cover the area. Anemones feel especially good in the southern regions of Russia.
Primrose is another perennial for the flower garden, striking with all shades of the rainbow. In addition to plain petals, there are also spotty and multicolor ones. Particularly beautiful are the contrasting varieties on the same colorful contrasting flower beds.
One of the main advantages of the adonises is their almost complete indifference to the place and amount of light. It is enough to take care of creating nutritious soil, and for many years the flower will delight with bright lush flowering from the end of spring.
Purslane could be called the most unpretentious annual, if not for his love of heat and the sun. He needs well-lit areas and high temperatures. But on the other hand, it miraculously blossoms on the poorest soil and does not need additional nutrition at all.
Daffodils are notable for unusual shapes and shades of flowers. In fact, in addition to several of the most popular species, there are dozens of varieties - and each has its own characteristics. With terry, crown, multi-flowered and other unusual daffodils, your flower bed will always be unique.
Large tall peonies are great for the central part of the flowerbed arrangement. For all their luxurious appearance, they are not at all capricious and do not need specific care. In order for peonies to decorate the site for decades, it is enough to fertilize them and periodically rejuvenate them.
Although gentle gladioli are familiar to everyone and everyone, they still are not bored. And all because varietal diversity reaches tens of thousands. And among them there are hybrids of any shape, size, shade and with any flowering time.
Hyacinth is famous for its lush and voluminous panicle inflorescences. The bizarre shape of the petals combined with color diversity has made hyacinths a frequent visitor to flower beds. Just remember that they do not tolerate excessive frosts and too strong wind gusts.
Delphinium is another good option for creating the very structure of the flowerbed. They are quite tall, with unusual white, blue and purple inflorescences. For too wet areas and wetlands, the delphinium is a real salvation.
Annual flowers for flower beds
Annuals are good because they add variety to flower beds, because among them there are a lot of bright multi-colored flowers. Although they need to be planted every spring, by the autumn you don’t have to worry about winter shelter for heat-loving varieties. It’s also a good option if you like variety and want to create different flower beds every year.
Sunny orange marigolds are undeniably the most popular annuals in our latitudes. And not in vain, because they are not only extremely unpretentious, but also scare away garden pests. If you follow the flower bed and immediately remove the withered inflorescences, marigolds can continuously bloom for up to six months.
One-year asters are endless space for choice and experimentation. It is difficult to come up with the color and shape of the flower, which is not found in all varietal variety. Asters can be sown immediately in the beds, and they can easily survive short-term freezing up to -7 degrees.
In the top of the popularity of flowers for flower beds and summer cottages, there will certainly be petunia in all its white-red-violet splendor. It is unpretentious, grows quickly and coexists wonderfully with other flowers. The same petunia can be grown as an ampel plant.
This not the most popular annual is also known under the names "limonium" or "kermek." Statica is often used in decorative landscape compositions due to the bizarre shape of inflorescences. For this, florists and designers love her very much when decorating locations and interiors.
Godetia is practically indifferent to everything that happens around it - it will survive in any conditions. The only drawback is that it grows and blooms a little longer than other popular annuals. But during the summer and autumn you don’t have to worry about how to shelter it from the weather.
Poppy fields have inspired artists and poets for centuries, and still poppy flower beds are that elegant and elegant classic. Annual varieties are very diverse in shape and size. In addition, thanks to the work of breeders, poppy is by no means necessarily scarlet.
Ageratum is a delightful groundcover annual for garden beds. He has very lush bright inflorescences that stand out effectively against the background of large leaf blades of a deep green color. Ageratum well tolerates any haircuts and shaping, so that the flowerbed is always beautiful and well-groomed.
Delicate multi-colored balsamins are good for flower beds in the shade of tree crowns. Among the varieties there is almost all the warm colors and many species of different heights and diameters. The one-year-old balsam will not survive the frosty winter, but it can be transplanted and stored in the room.
One of the undeniable advantages of flowers with an eloquent name is an uncountable variety. Height ranges from 15 to 115 cm, and the palette has almost any shade, except for blue. There is only one drawback of snapdragon - it grows for a long time, but seedlings can be sown in February.
Although in the natural environment, celosia is perennial, we grow it as an annual plant for flower beds. It is valued for the unusual shape of inflorescences in the form of voluminous feathers or scallops. The color scheme is dominated by shades of pink, raspberry, fuchsia, and less commonly - red, orange and yellow.
Amaranth is a beautiful tall annual with unusual hanging earrings. Despite the exotic appearance and name, it is easily propagated by seeds directly into the ground. Shades of varieties range from delicate beige to rich red and raspberry.
Small and colorful begonia is a frequent guest of flower beds and flower beds in our latitudes. Different varieties differ in shade, but mostly it is a warm and sunny color scheme. Begonia is a perennial in the warm latitudes, but in our country it is grown as an annual plant.
The beauty of luxurious annual dahlias is not inferior to perennial ones, but they are not so capricious. Modern hybrids bloom for a long time, and then they can be cut into beautiful bouquets. There are different shapes and sizes: from undersized to very tall.
Viola is often known as pansies, and among them are annual and perennial varieties. Most often, this does not depend on the specifics of the hybrid, but on the time of planting and the characteristics of the region. In any case, almost no motley flower bed can do without colorful pansies.
Another tall garden flower will elegantly complement the border or center of the flower bed. The average height of the kleoma is about 120 cm, although there are dwarf low-growing varieties. In addition to bright unusual inflorescences, seedlings pleases with an expressive aroma.