Flowers for terraces

The genus called Aster, flowers for terraces

Native to North America, the species of plants and flowers for terraces, called Aster, belongs to the Asteraceae family. Bushy or ground cover plants are characterized by the abundant flowering they produce from summer to late autumn. The flowers take the shapes of daisies, they can be purple or blue. The inflorescences, according to the different species, are single or gathered in corymbs. The foliage is composed of two types of leaves, the basal ones joined in a rosette and oblanceolate in shape and the cauline, lanceolate, are arranged along the stems. They have no particular soil preferences and also live in places with a cold climate. Irrigation is regular mainly in summer and grows in both sunny and partial shade positions.

The Helichrysum species, flowering terrace plants

There are more than six hundred species native to Africa and the Eurasian continent, included in the genus called Helichrysum. These plants belong to the Asteraceae family and several spontaneous varieties grow in the Italian territory. The inflorescences can be gathered in corymbs, the flowers have small petals and can be red, yellow and pink in color. The flowering period begins in the middle of summer and lasts until the autumn season. The foliage is rounded and oval in shape, in a green-gray shade. Perennial or annual herbaceous plants cultivated for ornamental purposes, offer several species that are highly appreciated for the production of colorful flowers. They grow in stony and sandy soils and do not require a lot of attention. They prefer mid-range positions

Flowers for terraces, plants of the genus Zinnia

The plants called Zinnia, native to Central America and Mexico, are a genus that includes several species, belonging to the Asteraceae family. Herbaceous annuals, with an erect and bushy appearance that produce inflorescences starting from the month of June, always continuing abundantly, until the month of October. The flowers are similar to daisies, simple and double, they can be in many different colors, depending on the variety. The ramifications are covered by dark green, oval-shaped foliage. These plants adapt to different soils but prefer fertile and above all well-drained soils. The exposure is sunny and they tolerate hot summer temperatures well. They do not require excessive irrigation and can withstand even short periods of drought.

Terrace plants in bloom, the specimens of Lantana

Perennial shrubs, native to Africa and the American continent, the terrace plants of the Lantana genus belong to the Verbenaceae family. The main feature of these plants is the abundant flowering that begins in late spring and lasts until the autumn season. The peculiarity of the small trumpet flowers is that according to the different species, they change color during the development of the inflorescences. They are grouped in corymbs and can be of different colors, red, orange, pink, violet and white. The leaves are deciduous, lanceolate or oval, dark green. Lantana plants do not require excessive cultivation attention, they adapt to different types of soil, as long as it is well drained. They prefer sunny locations and watering is regular in spring and summer.

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