It is cold outside and our gardens and balcony have lost their flowers. For many garden flowers and plants is now the absolute rest period. But the gardeners are considering their new planting strategies. That’s why we want to help all flower lovers today and show some winter hardy garden flowers that can hibernate outside in the cold. In principle, it is about popular hardy perennials that serve in every garden as a great eye-catcher. But only next spring we can admire their beauty and variety of shapes and colors outside. Which are these garden flowers exactly, you will learn in the next lines.
Do you need a robust creeper? Or how about a colorful, carpet-making plant on the edge of the garden? Look no further, because we have something for you: Fetthenne (Sedum). The fat hens are typical representatives of the family Dickblattgewächse. The large fat hen is also common in Germany. It has fleshy, roundish to stack-shaped leaves. These are rough and stormy garden plants, they survive both hot summers and cold winters. Fat hens are also drought tolerant and grow well on stony to sandy soils. That means they are ideal if you live in a low-rainfall region or if you hate irrigation at all. The fat hens are very durable. They develop very well if you keep them short. Therefore, do not fertilize often and do not pour very generously. So you will have the fat hens in the garden for a long time.
For decades, northern gardeners have been relying on peonies to provide a spring festival of color and fragrance in May. In addition to being beautiful garden plants, the peonies are tough enough to survive the coldest winter. At the first signs of warm spring weather, their growth begins in the garden. The peonies come in a variety of flower shapes and colors and show their flowers in late May and early June.
The Puschkinie or coneflower is often called by its scientific name, Echinacea. This is a very hardy garden plant that survives the cold naturally and without any problems. The plants develop beautiful flower heads, which look like purple daisies and delight our eyes through the summer until autumn. Newer varieties offer a variety of flower shapes and colors, such as yellow, orange and white. However, some of the modern hybrids are not as hardy as the original Pushkinia. The best way to read the care tips before you buy such a garden flower, to find out whether the exact cold-tolerant or not.
Indian armchair (Monarda)
Monarda is a typical hardy perennial. It is also known under the name Gold melissa, bee balm, horse mint, wild bergamot. It is so beautiful and tempting that the insects like it very much. It is no secret that the population of honeybees and other important pollinators is decreasing. But you can help a lot by securing a nectar-rich meal in your garden. The Indian armchair is an excellent example of a real eye-catcher in the garden. This must-have perennial produces beautiful flowers that are attractive to gardeners as well as bees and other insects. The Indian armchair grows 60-80 cm high and comes in a variety of colors – from pink and dark red to orange and purple to white. Under ideal conditions, some varieties can spread quickly.
Purple bell (Heuchera)
Bring color into your shade garden with the shiny purple bells (Heuchera). These delicate beauties give the impression that they can not survive the winter. All doubters should be told: appearances are deceptive! The purple bells are extremely robust and hardy. Between April and September they show their beautiful flowers, floating in the air above the foliage with small white, pink or purple bells. All varieties thrive wonderfully in the semi-shade, do not like the bright summer sun very much.