5 Review (s)

  1. Irina

    Syringe filigree (Asctepias syriaca)

    Unusual perennial plant, in height reaches 1,5 m. The stems are erect, the leaves are leathery, dense, elliptical, a little like the leaves of evergreen rhododendrons. By the middle of the summer they can fall off, for the vatwort this is normal. The flowers are small, dirty-pink, very douchey (reminiscent of the flavor of chocolate bargaining), collected in fairly large umbellate inflorescences.

    Agrotechnics. In the middle zone of Russia, it successfully hibernates without any shelter. It grows well in open areas, although it is tolerated and with a slight shading. The soil prefers fertile, friable.

    It grows quite rapidly, but does not form a dense curtain: individual shoots get out here and there. To make the shrub more compact, limit it with a wide edging tape.
    Reproduction. Propagated by dividing the bush. Using. The cotton wool is used in group and single plantings. This plant looks good in the mixbordor composition (only if its growth is limited). It is beautiful near large crops, for example, Aconite, Echinacea, Veronica, as well as tall grasses - Miscanthus, reed.


  2. Olga BUSHUYEVA, Orel

    After a spectacular flowering, the ovary forms pubescent seeds. They seem to be covered with cotton wool - hence the name. In our latitudes, 3 species of this plant grow and winter well: Syrian, tuberose, meat-red. Depending on the variety, the height of the fleece can be from 50 cm to 1,5 m.
    When a friend shared with me the escape of the vat, she warned that the plant quickly captures new territories, it must be limited. As such a limiter, I used a tank without a bottom, digging it to a depth of 60 cm.
    The place chose sunny, on a hill, as the cotton wool hat does not like the stagnation of water and does not flourish in the shade.
    Propagation perennial can be seeds, cuttings, root shoots. In the first case, blossoming will come only in 3 years (the exception is the Syrian cotton wool, which can blossom in a year).
    Cuttings should be carried out in early June or after flowering. In pruned branches (15 cm high), lower leaves should be torn off, planted in moist sand until the milky juice has dried - in this case, rooting is faster. But you need to do everything with gloves, as the juice can cause skin irritation.
    The decoction broth treats the places of insect bites to relieve the itching, as well as purulent wounds. For its preparation, 10 g of roots are ground, poured a glass of water and cooked on low heat 15 min. The ready-made broth is stored in coolness no more than 2 days.

  3. Vladlen PROTSENKO, Chernihiv

    The quail in my garden grows by itself, I did not put it on purpose. Leaves of it, like the ficus. She flowers with umbrellas. When the stalk is broken, white milky juice is released. The plant is tall, of the order of 1 at 1,5 m, requiring support. I would like to know more about its properties. Is it worth it to cultivate or remove from the garden so that it does not take up space?

    • Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

      Vatochnik (Asclepias) - a beautiful plant with a height of 50 cm to 1 m. Homeland - North America, where it was used for the production of fibers, essential oils, rubber, furniture and as a medicinal plant. Currently, the quilted coat is mainly used in landscape design to decorate home gardens and garden plots. Due to its tall, powerful stem and very beautiful flowers, this plant looks spectacular in the background of mixborders, flower beds located next to fences. Forager is a good honey plant.
      After flowering, fruits filled with pubescent seeds appear. Thanks to them, the bush is covered with fluff, which stuff pillows. At the same time, the quail is an aggressive plant that can displace all neighboring crops. Therefore, it is recommended to put it in tanks without a bottom. In the northern regions, the ovary can freeze, and seeds do not always ripen in it. In the southern - on the contrary, the seeds not only ripen, but also give a large number of seedlings, which turns the plant into a malicious weed. When working with a cotton sweeper, gloves must be worn - juice can cause burns.

  4. Natalia

    Hello. Tell me how and when it is possible to make the harvesting of the Kapotnik root? For earlier thanks for the answer.


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