Balcony flowers

Terrace plants, Veronica’s balcony flowers

The genus of perennial plants called Veronica includes more than three hundred species and varieties, belonging to the Scrophulariaceae family. Native to the Eurasian continent, they are medium to large herbaceous perennial or annual. From spring to early summer, these plants open up numerous blue, pink and purple inflorescences, according to the different species. The upright ramifications are semi-woody while the leaves are lanceolate, dark green. Veronicas resist cold temperatures well and lose all their foliage in winter. They like drained and fertile soils, rich in humus and mixed with sand. The ideal place is sunny but not during the hottest hours and watering is regular starting from spring and throughout the summer.

Balcony flowers, clary sage plants

Clary sage is a species of aromatic plant used for ornamental purposes and is also used in cooking. Native to the Mediterranean basin, it belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is characterized by very branched erect stems. The leaves are oblong or oval in shape, covered with a thick down, gray-green on the upper side. In summer the flowering period begins, pink or lilac flowers open while the bracts are white and light purple. The inflorescences open at the ends of the leaf stems. These balcony plants and flowers can grow in calcareous, well-drained and fertile soils. They withstand the harsh winter seasons very well and the ideal place for exposure is very sunny. Irrigation is regular in summer,

Flowering balconies, plants called Polemonium

Flowering herbaceous perennials are the species included in the genus called Polemonium, belonging to the Polemoniaceae family. Native to the European continent and North America, these plants are characterized by their resistance to freezing winter temperatures. Generally, flowering begins in May and ends in June, the balcony flowers are bell-shaped and blue, white, pink and yellow, according to the different varieties. The foliage is composed of imparipinnate, lanceolate or oval, bright green leaves. They do not require excessive cultivation attention, they prefer fertile and well-drained soils, they grow both in sunny places and in partial shade. Depending on the climatic conditions of cultivation, irrigations are regular and abundant especially in summer.

Balcony flowers: Terrace plants, the genus called Mertensia

The plant genus called Mertensia includes forty species and belongs to the Boraginaceae family. These patio plants are easy to grow and produce abundant blooms in spring and summer, depending on the different varieties. The inflorescences produced are gathered in racemes, the small tubular and bell-shaped flowers are of an intense blue color. Perennial herbaceous with an erect or creeping posture, they have large, lanceolate or ovate, light green leaves. Mertensia specimens adapt to any type of terrain without any difficulty, they prefer to be placed in cool places, preferably with partial shade exposure. Watering is not necessary during autumn and winter while it becomes regular in spring and summer.

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