The protea Cynaroides is native to Africa, a continent in which the characteristics are very different from the climatic point of view compared to those present in Italy, there may be difficulties in cultivation in the garden or even inside the pot. First, shrubs have a tendency to empty at the bottom over time, which means fewer flowers.
It is not easy to try to beautify your garden or terrace without running into the "usual" plants. The suggestion is to include in the project one or more plants of Kolkwitzia amabilis, wonderful on the ground, in large pots and as an unusual fence hedge. Kolkwitzia (scientific name Linnaea amabilis) comes from China and is a deciduous perennial shrub that is part of the Caprifoliaceae family.
Ideal for decorating green spaces, flower beds or lively gardens, the Sparaxis (Iridaceae) are native to South Africa and are able to flourish in the Mediterranean climate of Italy. Recognizable for their lanceolate basal leaves and incredibly bright colors, these specimens boast a height of about 10-30 centimeters and an incredible resistance to temperatures close to zero. Sparaxis are also odorless, although this element does not affect the pleasantness of this species.
The plants of the genus Astrantia, which belong to the Apiaceae, Umbrelliferae, are native to Eurasia and grow throughout Europe, in the Caucasus and in almost all Italian regions on the hills and also in the mountains. It is a hemicryptophyte plant that reproduces by buds at ground level.
Some plant specimens such as Scaevola are the delight of many gardeners looking for heat-resistant plants that are ideal for growing in the summer. The aforementioned plant with its thick stems guarantees the best drought tolerance in full sun and is ideal for growing in hanging pots, so its delicate palm-shaped blooms can be observed up close.
Among the various types of plants that are available both annual and perennial it is worth considering the cultivation of Gypsophila (gypsophila) also called gypsum flower, which loves to grow in full sun and has branched stems with heights ranging between 60 and 90 cm.
Setting up your garden or terrace with ornamental plants and unique features is certainly a good option to make settings attractive and finely decorated. In this regard, it is worth mentioning Torenia Fournieri which, due to its flower color and versatility, is suitable for different types of cultivation.
Among the particularly resistant annual plants that reach medium heights and therefore also ideal for growing in pots, there is certainly Nemophila. It is also important to underline that this specimen belonging to the Boraginaceae family, in the growth phase, is of great use to set up rock gardens or to delimit their borders. Particular characteristics of its flowers and minimal maintenance make Nemophila one of the most appreciated plants
n the continuous search for something new, many growers and garden lovers document themselves on some types of plants with a particular appearance and with particular structural characteristics. Among the many specimens proposed by mother nature, it is worth dwelling on Streptocarpus, a type of plant that in many respects is similar to the mythical African violet.
Edible flowers can be considered tasty, healthy and beautiful toppings for your dishes. So why not try growing them in your garden or terrace like any useful plant in the kitchen? More than 125 species are part of the genus Oenothera, but among the most widespread and interesting Oenothera biennis is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Onagraceae family.