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- February is approaching, and with it the beginning of sowing seeds for seedlings. For those who have not yet decided how to please the eye this season, we offer a small overview of new products-2008 and the most notable selection achievements among annuals
- For flower beds
- For cutting
- For vertical gardening
- For the purchase of seeds, please contact the Garden Center "Flos", tel. 918-13-79
February is approaching, and with it the beginning of sowing seeds for seedlings. For those who have not yet decided how to please the eye this season, we offer a small overview of new products-2008 and the most notable selection achievements among annuals
For flower beds
Let's start with the culture beloved by gardeners - marigolds. The three newest variety series have outstanding decorative qualities: compact early marigolds F1 Enterprise (30 cm) do not get wet in the rain, F1 Aztec Lime Green (height 45 cm, flower diameter 10-12 cm) have a unique color of inflorescences and are resistant to heat; F1 mix "Beatles" (height 45 cm) forms numerous flowers of unique colors, including the rare vanilla white. A new variety "Fantastika" with large, up to 10 cm in diameter, fragrant orange flowers of an unusual chrysanthemum shape, has an optimal height for flower beds (35 cm), resistant to bad weather, retains decorative effect for more than two weeks.
F1 Aztec Lime gree
Bright variety of Houston's Ageratum "Red Sea" (height 60-80 cm, diameter of inflorescence 10 cm) does not fade in the sun and does not lose its decorative effect for a long time, unlike pink and white varieties.
For the first time on the CIS market - Angelonia F1 "Sirena", grown from seeds. Exotic for flower beds and containers. It is characterized by excellent natural branching, retains high decorative effect both in heat and dampness.
The two-color hybrid of Waller's balsam F1 "Strawberry with cream" with double red-white flowers is distinguished by early and long flowering. It is suitable not only for flower beds, but also for pots, which can be transferred into the house in the fall, since this perennial (often used as an annual) feels good in room culture.
F1 Strawberry with cream
F1 Strawberry with crea
Salvia Sangria has inflorescences of an unusual color. It goes well with traditional varieties.
Hybrid dahlias F1 HELLO are powerful, compact plants 25 cm high, completely covered with large double flowers. Will bloom all summer in a flower bed or in a container. The best F1 hybrid, unique in that it is grown from seed and produces tubers that are easy to store until next year!
Two new additions to the assortment of zinnias - "Purple Prince" and "Cherry Queen" speak for themselves. An autumn fireworks display awaits you on the occasion of the end of summer from large, up to 13 cm, flowers of unusual color and shape. They are also good in a bouquet.
A popular cut crop - the annual aster, or Chinese, constantly pleases with selection achievements. The newest group of asters, Merlin, is designed primarily for cutting, but also great in group plantings. Bushes 70-80 cm high bear 12-14 strong peduncles with dense spherical inflorescences up to 18 cm in diameter. The varieties "Russian size I" and "Russian size II" with the same large needle-like flowers and powerful straight stems are not inferior to them. The inflorescences are resistant to bad weather and are perfectly preserved in water.
Snapdragon F1 "Russian Size" this season remains the unsurpassed cut variety among antirrinums. It grows up to 160 cm in height, has the longest ideal-shaped inflorescences that remain in water for up to two weeks. Will decorate the flower bed and give a luxurious cut from July until the first frost.
Not very familiar to us, cutting plants - ageratum F1 «Timeless" will serve as a perfect complement to other colors, or make your own spectacular fluffy bouquet, which is enough for all three plants (height 70 cm, width 10 cm inflorescence). In the cut, it costs 10-14 days.
F1 Russian Size
Luxurious novelties of unpretentious amaranths will not only decorate the garden from mid-summer to the very frost, but also serve as an excellent filler for summer and dry bouquets: tall, up to 60 cm, the color of biscuit dough, sultans of amaranth "Biscuit", hanging inflorescences of a two-color mixture of undersized, up to 80 see amaranth “Cascade” (also suitable for containers) and amaranth “Cherry Velvet” unusual in color of leaves. Amaranth flowers stand well in cut - up to 15-20 days.
Another novelty for winter bouquets is a rich yellow acroclinum "Yellow Stars", the small star-shaped baskets of which are collected in numerous shields, more reminiscent of yarrow.
New decorative cut-type cabbages, reminiscent of rosebuds - F1 Sunset, F1 Sunrise, F1 Crane Bicolor, F1 Crane Red, F1 Pink Heron will help to create an incomparable, exquisite bouquet in late autumn. Plants with a height of 45 cm form several rosettes on one stump, forming a lush bush with bright flowers in a flower bed or in a flowerpot. For an exceptionally long time, more than a week, it stays in the cut if the water is changed in time and the stems are not allowed to rot.
For vertical gardening
The leader of vertical gardening is the unpretentious, fast-growing morning glory, blooming continuously from June to the very frost. New, unusual two-color varieties "Call", "Morning Star", "Flying Saucer" will decorate gazebos, walls, flowerpots with giant flowers up to 12-15 cm in diameter.
Ampel petunias are irreplaceable for hanging baskets. We present large-flowered varieties "Yellow" and "Strawberry with cream" from the Lavina series (60 cm) with a unique color and undemanding conditions. New in 2008 - the first series of miniature cascading F1 minitunias petunias, featuring slightly larger flowers than the vegetatively propagated Calibrachoa, extremely abundant flowering and high resistance to bad weather. But the brightest discovery of this season in the world of petunias will be the F1 Daiquiri and Brazilian Carnival freillituniawith unique giant (up to 16 cm) fringed flowers. Possesses all the best qualities of modern petunias: amazing colors, short growing period, long flowering, hardiness. Transplant perfectly tolerates in a flowering state.
Those who are looking for something new and unusual for hanging baskets and balcony boxes will like the unfamiliar Nolana with large, up to 5 cm, bell flowers with a white bottom and a pale blue corolla (suitable for rocky hills); flaming pelargonium Summertime "Lilac shadow" with cascading shoots, the record holder for the duration of flowering (one plant is enough for a container); an unexpected form of violets familiar to all - viola F1 ampelous "Bengal fire", decorative from May to October without interruption; Bacopa F1 "Blutopia", completely covered with medium-sized blue or white flowers throughout the summer; fashionable and spectacular sanitation "Aztec Gold"with whips up to 40 cm, strewn with small golden suns; ampelous snapdragon F1 Lampion in pastel colors.
Sanvitalia Aztec Gold