Low-growing flowers for the garden, blooming all summer


Perennials perennials - universal "tool" experienced gardener. These colors complement landscape compositions, successfully combine with garden and garden crops, used as borders, rabatok and other separation structures.

Almost all undersized perennials bloom throughout the summer. Flowerbeds with them look well-groomed and remain spectacular, even without regular care, annual transplants.

Low-growing flowers are very unpretentious, but even they need to be able to choose the right ones. About varieties of perennials and their features can be found in this article.

Varieties of undersized perennial flowers

Perennial flowers for the garden can be of different sizes. In a separate group emit low plants, which, in turn, are divided into:

  • ground covers;
  • undersized perennial flowers;
  • dwarf subspecies of flowering perennials.

If the ground covers literally spread along the ground, shielding it from the sun, wind and cold, then undersized and dwarf flowers have longer stems, often their height does not exceed 70 cm.

In addition to this division, low perennials for the garden are flowering and not flowering. In the first case, the decoration of the garden will be the inflorescences with which the perennials are usually decorated for two to three months, that is, almost the entire season. A colorless group - plants with beautiful ornamental shoots, leaves of interesting shape or unique color. Both flowers and other flowers are often used by landscape designers and simple gardeners.

Purpose of perennial low plants

Low-growing perennials help gardeners to solve many problems. After all, these flowers:

  • do not require constant and complex care;
  • no need to water regularly and plentifully;
  • they need only one or two dressings per season;
  • easily seated, transferred to another place and divided;
  • grow rapidly and begin to bloom in the first or second year after planting;
  • can bloom all season;
  • perfectly combined with other species and varieties of plants, as well as with trees and even garden crops;
  • take root on different soils, there are varieties of perennial flowers for sandy or stony soil.

Important! The main advantage of undersized perennials is that they do not have to plant every spring. It is enough to do it once, and then for several years enjoy the beauty of the created composition.

The choice of varieties undersized perennial flower for the garden

When selecting perennial flowers for a summer cottage or a country site, it is necessary to take into account the compatibility of plants intended for one flowerbed or landscape composition.

Perennials must meet the following requirements:

  1. Frequency and method of watering.
  2. Growth rate.
  3. The height of the bushes.
  4. Suitable soil composition.
  5. Fertilizers and the frequency of their introduction.
  6. Necessity and method of shelter for the winter period.
  7. Love for the sun or for the shadow.
Attention! No less important for the beauty of the garden is a harmonious combination of shades of selected flowers.

Astrantia is large

This low-growing flower grows no higher than 70 cm. Spreading bushes are covered with flowers already at the beginning of summer, flowering ends by the end of August. In order for new buds to constantly appear on the bushes, it is necessary to remove faded flowers in time.

The shade of flowers of this perennial can be absolutely any - today there are many varieties of astrantia, there are even bushes with multi-colored buds. But more often you can find a stunted perennial with flowers of white, pale pink or burgundy.

It is better to plant a perennial plant in the sun, but a slightly shaded area, for example, the trellised shadow of a gazebo or hedge, will also fit. A low-growing plant is unpretentious to soil and care - astrantia can grow anywhere.

Salvia oakwood

Sage (or salvia) also refers to stunted perennials, which bloom throughout the summer period. Shrubs grow about 60-80 cm, sage is not sprawling, rather compact perennial.

The inflorescences of this perennial plant are very spectacular - long candles of beautiful purple color. Sage should be planted in the shade, choosing areas with fertile and slightly moist soil.

Perennial demanding care. It is very important to maintain a constant soil moisture around the bush, timely loosen the soil, apply complex fertilizers, protect from pests and weeds. But as a result of painstaking work, sage will reward not only beauty, but also health, because this is a famous medicinal plant that saves from many ailments.

Primorye Armeria

This perennial has about ten varieties, they all differ in appearance and characteristics. But, in principle, this plant is quite unpretentious. Armeria does not need to be watered often; any soil will suit the plant, even clay and sand. Also, the army will successfully decorate rocky rockeries or rock gardens.

The flowering of this short perennial continues throughout the summer, and photos of bushes can be viewed below.

Alissum marine

Very tenacious and resistant perennial. The height of the bushes does not exceed 20 cm, strong stems literally crawling on the ground, decorating it with lush flowering.

Alissum blooms very long: the first buds appear in May, and the last flower is able to withstand even small frosts. In regions with mild winters, perennial does not die off, but with the first rays of the spring sun continues its growth and development.

But in cold climates, perennials do not need shelter, the plant will endure even severe frosts. The shade of peduncles can be any: white, yellow, pink, purple.

Arenaria purple

An ideal perennial for rockeries and alpine slides. This flower is so unpretentious that it can grow on sand or stones. The height of the stems does not exceed 15 cm, and the perennial shoots are painted in crimson color.

Inflorescences can be pale pink or white. They are made in the form of small stars. Arenaria blooms in early June and continues to bloom until late autumn.

Perennial care is not required, it can even not be watered - the arenaria tolerates drought well.

Perennial chrysanthemum

Known and very common plant. This perennial is especially loved by Russian gardeners mainly because it tolerates winter well.

Chrysanthemums begin to bloom a little later than the other perennials - often, this is the second half of summer. But these flowers are one of the few that continue to bloom until the first severe frosts.

Shades and forms of inflorescences can be many - there are many varieties of perennial chrysanthemums.

Tip! It is possible to accelerate the flowering of chrysanthemum, if you plant this perennial on a sunny plot.

Balkan geranium

That kind of perennial plant, which even for the winter does not shed its leaves, so it can decorate the garden all year round. The height of the perennial bushes reaches 25 cm, the bushes are decorated with carved leaves of a rich green color. In autumn, the foliage turns yellow, it may turn red - it looks very impressive.

Geranium blooming begins in June and lasts until the end of the summer season. All this time a very delicate floral fragrance spreads around the garden. Tint peduncles red or purple.

Highlander related

This is another perennial of short stature, which will be a worthy decoration of any garden. The leaves of the bushes are lantcent, and the inflorescences are spike-shaped. Flowers are painted in light pink or lilac shade.

A distinctive feature of the perennial is that for the winter it does not shed the leaves, besides their color does not change - the leaves remain green. Perennial bloom finishes by the end of September.

Attention! Particularly rich colors of inflorescences of the mountaineer are obtained in well-lit sunny areas of the garden (you can see them in the photo).

How to grow undersized perennials

Like all perennial plants, undersized flowers do not need any special care. However, in order to provide your garden with spectacular healthy flowers, the owner will have to sweat a little, performing the following actions:

  1. Remove dried flowers in a timely manner so that they do not take power from the entire plant.
  2. Fence the soil with stones or plastic (metal) plates to prevent excessive growth of the roots.
  3. Planting flowers not vsploshnuyu to the border or the edge of the flower bed, and at some distance. It is necessary to take into account the high rate of growth of perennials.
  4. Apply a drip irrigation system - it is more convenient to control the flow of water and fertilizer.
  5. Cover the perennials for the winter, using spruce spruce branches or synthetic "breathable" materials.
  6. To select perennials so that the flower bed will delight with flowering from early spring to late autumn.

Each photograph of a short-growing perennial more and more confirms the uniqueness and effectiveness of these plants. To the beauty of perennials manifested especially brightly, these flowers do not need to be planted alone - they look great in thick group plantings.