Forest flower snowdrop broadleaf, angustifolia and the Caucasus - a bulbous plant, related to early-flowering perennials.They come in different types and different shapes of leaves and colors, sizes, and each of them looks like a gentle spring business card.
Snowdrop angustifolia is the smallest of all kinds of flowers.You can grow it in greenhouses, gardens and containers.It grows slowly, it appears green thin leaves, and flowers in the shape of bells kept on thin stems.
Ideal for growing - garden, as there can recreate natural conditions to flower.Snowdrop angustifolia, the description of which is presented in this article, loves cold, humidity and partial shade.
On plants form clusters of delicate green leaves up to 30 centimeters.But each species svoeoobraznye and they are different from others.
Flowering plants have flowers hanging in the form of bells, each of which is growing on a single thin stalk.For example, on a white snowdrops appear 2-cm flowers.Caucasian snowdrop flowers known for its long, whose height reaches 25 centimeters.
These flowers prefer cool, moist, forest conditions in which the winter temperature is about -6 ° C.There are some species that grow in sunny dry areas adapted to such conditions.Most of them takes its origin from the alpine meadows wet.
It must contain a humus or compost and peat, sand and loam.The soil should be loose, nutritious and drained.Snowdrop angustifolia can not stand areas in which long stagnant liquid.
fertilizer to feed the flowers in winter and autumn fertilizer, water soluble, for bulbs they need minerals, since at this time there is an intensive development of the plant and its roots.Bulbs and without fertilizing sprout, flowers only in this case will be less beautiful and voluminous.
Snowdrop angustifolia: description, cultivation
snowdrops bulbs planted at a depth of 10 cm. They look best when planted together in the amount of three units.Immediately after planting, they must be well watered, wetting the soil thoroughly.The basic amount of bulblets in 1-2 weeks will begin to take root, but you will not see the germs on the surface of the soil to early spring.
Snowdrops narrow-leaved form after germination attractive, compact groups.When growing in containers, use only high-quality drained soil.For this fit almost any pot.Make sure that there are holes in it, as the bulbs in the flooded soil should not be.Containers place in partial shade.
snowdrop main enemies are the weeds, therefore, necessary to destroy them regularly.They were taken from the colors the nutrients they need, moreover, contribute to breeding of various pests.
Since snowdrop angustifolia - a wild flower without fertilizing it can do, though her bloom is beautiful and longer.The plants need to fertilize in winter and autumn, using soluble nutrients because during this period the plant is actively growing, and its root system.
should be borne in mind that nitrogen fertilizers are undesirable in large quantities because of their rapidly increasing number of leaves.Due to this characteristic in the early spring wet weather there is the likelihood of fungal disease.This will be useful phosphate fertilizers that are beneficial effect on flowering plants.Fertilizers containing potassium, positively affect the health of the bulbs.
should be noted that a group of colors can be divided after the foliage begins to turn yellow.In addition, each group should contain approximately a 5 bulbs.
Diseases and pests
main enemy of snowdrops, as mentioned above - is the weeds that rob plants of nutrients, water and light.Before planting snowdrop angustifolia, remove weeds by hand or apply herbicides.Another way to remove weeds and grass - lay for a few months, polyethylene over the future place of cultivation.You can also use the herbicide prior to planting, making sure that it is on the flowers will have no negative impact.
Mulch plants semisantimetrovym layer of straw, shredded bark or compost.Mulching helps to preserve moisture, in addition, does not allow to develop a variety of weeds.Occasionally
of the diseases can be detected mold fungi raids.This infection can be detected on the surface of leaves.For this mold power plant is released aphids, scale insects or mealybugs honeydew.It is not a serious problem, but this gives the plant disease unhealthy kind, as it covers the stems and leaves.To prevent infection, you must avoid the appearance of the above insects.Mold remove plaque conventional wet cloth.
Snowdrop, which is very popular, mainly used for cutting and for decorative purposes.
When the flowering period is completed, snowdrop until next year would need to accumulate nutrients.Do not let the process of photosynthesis, the leaves should turn yellow and fade on their own.Cropping will reduce the ability of green foliage plants are actively bloom next year, due to what the flowers will decrease in number and in size.Also note that pets can be toxic snowdrop angustifolia.The Red Book includes it in the list of endangered species.This is due to its active charge.