;They loved him for his delicate buds, resembling a pearl necklace, for his unpretentious disposition and ease of care. A close acquaintance with this plant will help to appreciate it.
Anafalis is a perennial garden plant. In nature, there are 35 species. However, in central Russia, Anafalis is the most common pearl, which is characterized by lush white flowers with a yellow center.
The stem of the plant is covered with white hairs along the entire length. They give Anafalis an unusual shade. Hence the name of this variety - pearl. It grows up to 50 cm. Dwarf species up to 30 cm high are especially appreciated by flower growers.
Inflorescences with small white flowers appear at the top of the majestic stalk in the warm season. Usually they do not exude flavor, but attention to them attracts a basket woven from dry leaves. In the center of the inflorescence are delicate yellow tubules. They gracefully stand out on a white background.
Anafalis has leaves of elongated shape, the upper part of which, forks. From the inside they are painted in a grayish color that truly causes delight.
The first inflorescences of anafalis appear already in early June. The last flowers disappear in September. If there is a desire to admire the lush garden decoration all summer, then Anafalis is an excellent choice.
The peculiarity of this garden decoration is the root system, which is able to shoot quickly. Every year it increases to 30 cm. Thanks to this, the plant Anafalis does not fear weeds. Experienced growers use these pearl necklaces to protect their sites. Beautiful and with benefits.
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Popular types of anafalis
Russian gardeners have been touched by the beauty of this garden pearl for decades. Her delicate clusters of tiny flowers with rustling leaves attract more than one generation.
In ancient times, anafalis was used for medicinal purposes. Even today, it is part of some drugs. Although in nature there are many species of this plant, cultivated is not so much. Popular varieties are:
- is brush.
The following Anafalis photos help to see the plant in all its glory.
Anafalis Pearl migrated to Russia from the northern part of the American continent. It grows up to 40 cm in height. The plant stems and many linear leaves are covered with white felt down of silvery shade. Flowers, in the form of baskets, are collected in inflorescences, located at the very top of the shoots. They include miniature white flowers, around which are several rows of dry leaves.
This variety is not afraid of cold weather, therefore it comfortably goes through the winter period.
Anafalis trehzhilkovy descended into our flower beds from the heights of the Himalayan mountains. Accustomed to grow on stony soil, he is perfectly acclimatized on the fertile land.
This perennial plant can grow up to 50 cm. Its stem is straight with lanceolate leaves, grayish. White inflorescences with delicate silver tint are in pearl boxes at the tops of erect stems.
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The birthplace of Nepalese anafalis is the high mountain meadows of the famous mountains. It grows up to 30 cm. The leaves, located at the roots, have an oval oblong shape. Those on the shoots - narrowed to the brim with a white edge.
Beige or white inflorescences grow in the form of brushes from 1 to 15 pieces. Anafalis Nepali blooms in late summer.
Anaphallis, a cartoid species, has a particularly large inflorescence. Often they reach up to 1.5 cm in diameter. This kind of anafalis is valued for such beauty. It is extremely rare, therefore it is considered an exclusive species.
Planting and caring for pearl beauty
. Since anafalis is used to growing in extreme conditions, even an amateur gardener will be able to grow it. And then he will decorate a flower garden until autumn. And dried buds will be useful for home decor.
When planting pearl anafilis and caring for it, it is important to consider the following points:
- is a perennial plant;
- drought tolerant;
- loves sunny garden patches;
- prefers well-drained soil.
As you can see, the rules are not complicated to grow a pearly beauty in your own front garden.
When a plant takes root, it should not be over-watered. This can lead to the death of Anafalis, which is very sad.
Plant a plant in three ways: by sowing seeds, cuttings and dividing the bush.
Sowing the seeds
Anafalis seeds are small, so they are mixed with coarse sand before sowing. Then gently spread on the ground in small containers, not sprinkling earth on top. The next step is to cover the container with glass and spray it regularly. When shoots appear, dive them into boxes or pots. Plant seedlings in September.
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Reproduction is carried out from late spring to September. To do this, take the cuttings no longer than 10 cm, which are cut from the bottom 1 cm from the kidney, and from above 2 cm above it. Leave only the top two sheets, the rest cut off. Planted cuttings in the sand, covering the container with glass or film.
In winter, cuttings should be kept in a cool room, protected from frost.
In the spring, when the cuttings take root, land on the garden plot.
division The method of reproduction of anafalis using shrub division is carried out in spring or late autumn. To do this, dig a bush, cut into pieces, trying to keep each root and stalk. After that, the plant can be planted in a prepared place.
When the plant takes root in the garden, it is easy to care for it. There are few weeds near it, so there is no need to weed it often. It is comfortable to endure drought, it means you need to water moderately. And since he is not afraid of frost, you can not hide him for the winter.
Basic care for Anafalis includes regular autumn pruning. It is made at the root, on a level with the ground. And also once in 5 years should thin out the bushes.
The plant rarely suffers or is affected by pests. Therefore, almost always will decorate the home area with its lush flowering.
Introducing Anafalis - Video