Spring flowers

What are spring flowers

Spring flowers are species that herald the return of summer and bloom between March and May. Generally they are easily cultivated, however the cultivation techniques vary from species to species: some need direct sun, others prefer partial shade. Among the spring flowers , Clivia is a very spectacular plant: it grows up to 90 cm tall and is commonly grown indoors. The dark green leaves are stratified at the base and open in a fan whose upper diameter can exceed one meter. The roots are so thick and fleshy that they fill the pot quickly and some appear on the top of the soil. In early spring, umbrellas of about 15 funnel-shaped flowers sprout, each 5-8 cm long. The color of these spring flowersit is usually a combination of yellow and bright orange or orange-red, but occasionally varieties with yellow or apricot-colored flowers are also seen. The ideal position of the Clivia is in front of the window that receives the light of the early morning or late afternoon. The midday sun can burn the leaves, while the lack of light prevents flowering.

Cultivation techniques of hyacinths

Hyacinths are very fragrant bulbous plants that bloom in spring. In most cases, Hyacinthus orientalis and its numerous varieties are cultivated: these spring flowers have a single raceme inflorescence, 10-15 cm long, which sprouts on a 5-8 cm long flowering stem. The flowers are bell-shaped, with white, red, pink, yellow or blue arched petals. This species also includes a variety that blooms early and produces two or three thinner flower stems, only 15 cm tall, with a smaller number of more spaced white, pink or blue flowers. Hyacinth bulbs are usually sold according to size, expressed in centimeters. It is best not to put different colored hyacinths in the same container as they rarely bloom together. For best results it is recommended to plant several similar bulbs close to each other, without touching each other, in a single container. The bulb is placed in the neck of the pot, filled with water right under the base of the tuber, so that the roots are immersed in the liquid.

How to grow vinca plants

Among the spring flowers that can be grown in pots, the Vinca major is remembered: the plant appears as a 20-30 cm tall bush, with long stems that fall from the hanging baskets. The leaves are somewhat leathery, shiny and evergreen. From the armpit between two leaves, light blue, tubular flowers appear, divided into five parts. The varieties Reticulata, with leaves with yellow veins, and Variegata, with leaves edged with white, sometimes even mottled, are well known. These spring flowers need to be exposed to the sun, but they also like some shade. They have no particular needs regarding light. This is especially true in the summer, because, during the winter, it is necessary to expose the plants to light in front of a window. The Vinca live well in a fresh and airy environment, but in summer they should be placed in a sheltered position in the open air. It can be grown easily in hanging baskets, especially on a well-sheltered balcony or terrace.

Spring Flowers: How to Grow Them

While some perennial primroses make beautiful pot plants, most of these species are treated as annuals, which should be removed after flowering. If you want to grow them again, it is advisable to keep the plants until the next season in a cool, bright and well-ventilated place. Primroses are spring flowers because they bloom between late winter and early spring. They have circular flowers gathered in umbels of 6-10 units with erect stems, which grow from tufts of basal leaves. These plants grown in pots need a lot of light and should preferably be kept in a room with temperatures of 12 ° C. In fact, internal temperatures above 16 ° C shorten the life of the flowers; in this case it is necessary to vaporize the plant daily. It must be watered abundantly,

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