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Verbeynik point in the garden

Verbeynik point

Numerous species of loosestrife belong to the primrose family. They are mainly perennial herbaceous plants with yellow, white or pink flowers.

All loosestrife grows quickly and reproduce well by division. They can be cuttings by rooting young shoots. Lost weeds are shade-tolerant, but they love the sun very much; in the shade, some of them thin out and are less resistant to the onslaught of other plants. In comfortable conditions, on the contrary, they become aggressive and need to be limited.

Since the root system of loosestrife lies shallow in the soil, a 10–15 cm cultivated layer is sufficient for their normal growth. They do not require serious maintenance in summer and, under acceptable soil conditions, only need watering, especially in dry weather, and periodic addition of nutrient soil. Moreover, watering is best done by sprinkling until the top layer is completely saturated.

Most often, spotted loosestrife is found in garden plots.(Lysimachia punctata). This is a perennial plant with slightly branched, straight, slightly branched, pubescent shoots, forming dense clumps up to 70–80 cm high, which can form thickets. The loosestrife rhizome forms a whorl of 3-4 underground shoots, each of which grows by 5-10 cm over the summer.

The leaves of the dotted loosestrife are oblong-ovate, up to 8 cm long. They are arranged in whorls and fit tightly to the stems.

Small stellate-bell-shaped flowers about 2 cm in diameter, with five golden-yellow petals and an orange spot in the center, are collected in axillary bunches, forming one very large spike-shaped inflorescence up to 40 cm long.

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The plant blooms in late June and blooms for almost 6-7 weeks, sometimes until mid-August. In the midst of flowering, the top of the bushes looks like one bright yellow spot, almost hiding the leaves. The faded parts of the stems are cut off after flowering, which can cause re-flowering, which will be less abundant. And in the fall, the stems are cut out and the plantings are mulched with compost.

Loose loam can grow on any soil, but slightly acidic light and medium loams are better suited for it. The plant prefers moderately moist conditions, but can also tolerate waterlogging. In a sunny place, a large bush is quickly formed, consisting of bright yellow "candles". The plant is very winter-hardy, does not need shelter. In one place, spotted loosestrife can grow for more than 10 years.

The verbeinik is propagated by seeds and vegetatively. When sowing in spring, stratification within 1-2 months is desirable for better seed germination, so it is better to sow loosestrife seeds before winter. Usually, seedlings begin to bloom after 2-3 years. The loosestrife is propagated vegetatively by division, by basal offspring and cuttings, by segments of the rhizome practically during the entire growing season.

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Dense clumps of spotted loosestrife are good for medium-sized mixborders to create bright spots on the lawn. The plant is also well suited for decorating the coastal zone of large and medium-sized water bodies, especially natural ones.