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Monk and Evpatorium Planting and care in the open field Types and varieties of photos and descriptions


Monk’s native of the tropics, the landing and care of which allowed him to find his place on our lands. It is a perennial plant with a strong root system. The shrubs of the shrub are able to grow to 2 meters in size. Dense foliage is located along the entire length of the stem. Midsummer is the time when bright foliage begins to decorate green foliage. 25-centimeter inflorescences form delicate flowers adorning the plant and the estate as a whole. Stevie in landscape design is very popular, able to elevate the unsightly corners of any cottage, especially sunny.

Such a gorgeous sight you can see in your garden, if you do not be lazy and plant seedlings. Perhaps, planting - this will be the only difficulty experienced when breeding this plant.

Popular species and varieties of stevia with photo

The plant has more than 600 species. The most popular ones are presented below.

In the photo stevie in the design of the garden. Composed with other types of flowers, different not only in color, but also in height, will respectfully decorate any area. Here is another version of the layout of several colors on the site. Here you can look at the Pedigree Spotted Variety Atropurpurium and Veinik, the acute-flowered variety Karl Ferster.

Stevia spotted

This species came to us from North America. All varieties are perfectly adapted for wintering and delight their flowering until late autumn. Reaches 1.8 m in height, has lilac flowers and elongated leaves. The species is divided into the following varieties:

    Album (Album) grows up to 2 m, the top of the stems is decorated with dull white flowers,

The picture is a sort of album. The hollow is clearly visible - a favorite place of growth of the species, where cold air stagnates for a long time and the snow slowly melts.

Atropurpureum (Atropurpurium) burgundy stems height of 2 m with rich purple flowers,

The photo is representative of the Atropurpurium variety. Two-meter-long stems with dense foliage and colorful flowers can cover an ordinary-looking foundation, or simply decorate the yard.

  • Orchard Dene (Orchard). The height of the half-shrub reaches 2.4 m, and its width is 1.5 m. Saturated pink flowers do not leave flower stalks for a long time. The leaves have thin crimson dash,
  • Riesenschirm (Giant Umbrella). The name of this species of spotted dog speaks for itself: huge inflorescences like umbrellas have a rich purple tint and grow on black stems,
  • Bartered Bride is a huge bush up to 2.4 m in height with bright white flowers,
  • Glutball (Glyutbol) reaches 1.7 m in height with purple-red buds,
  • Purple Bush (Purple Bush) as the name suggests has purple flowers and dark red stems,
  • Carin (Karin) two-meter beauty is decorated with soft pink flowers.
  • Here you can carefully consider the inflorescence parsnip. Visible dense paniculate inflorescences, collected from small flowers. The diameter of one inflorescence is usually 25 cm.

    Monks hemp (terry)

    This species loves wet soil, so it mainly grows near water bodies, swamps. The stems do not branch and reach 50 cm, along their entire length there are small five-fingered leaves with a slightly fluffy surface. Pink flowers are starting to delight us from the middle of summer. The plant even has fruits with a funny tuft.

    1. Flore Pleno (Full Flour). The stems grow up to 1.6 m with pink flowers at the ends. They have seeds, but they do not multiply by them, only seedlings.
    2. Album. The grade is allocated with white inflorescences.
    3. Variegatum (Motley). Reaches 70 cm. Feature in leaves that have a rim of white.
    Blossom stems of terry. Purple flowers with white border, collected in small inflorescences will delight the eye until autumn. Full swing blooming hemp. An enlarged photo proves once again his attitude to the Composite Family (or the Astrovs). The photo is still not blooming stems. Many sources tell about its healing properties from all sorts of ailments, while others say that it is poisonous.

    Stems wrinkled

    Weak stalks of such a shrub need support. The leaves are elongated, narrow with a sharp end. White flowers begin to bloom only in October.

      Chocolate. Frost-resistant decorative varice wrinkled has a brownish-bronze shade of foliage.

    Green-brown foliage varieties Chocolate looks strictly and at the same time glamorous. One feels some delicacy, which is simply necessary in some areas.

  • Braunlaub (Brown Leaves). Not only leaves are painted in rich brown tone, but also buds.
  • Stemship tubular

    The plant can reach 3 m. The varieties of the species under consideration are very few, the most common in our regions is Album.

    Album. This variety has the image of a trapezoid and is very popular in the design of the plots. Burgundy stems are decorated with white flowers.

    Fistula (tubular) stevia splendidly expanded over a wide area, without spoiling and not aggravating the appearance. On the contrary, dense shrubs with white tops bring freshness to the overall landscape design.

    Monk purple

    Perennial frost-resistant plant grows to 1.5 meters. Stems unusually bluish tint. Large oval leaves, pointed to the edge and have a fluffy surface. Flowers of different color: white, pale pink, purple, which begin to bloom in July during the month. It has the following varieties:

    1. Little Red (Little Red). The plant grows small up to 90 cm and has rich dark red flowers.
    2. Little Joe (Little Joe). Pink inflorescences are on meter stems.
    Purple handsome breed multiplies by dividing the bush, cuttings or seeds. The most simple and common option is grafting. In the spring, cut off the stems at the base, perfectly rooted without additional conditions.

    Forchun Envoy

    A native of Asia is endowed with different colors of inflorescences: from white to red. It has a pleasant lavender aroma, which is why it is often used to make oils. Plant height varies from 40 to 100 cm. The leaves are 2.5 cm wide and up to 10 cm long. The bush produces brown fruits.

    Capri (Capri). The plant is a small 60 cm. You can pay attention to it because of the unusual striped leaves - pink, green, white, emerald stripes. Pink flowers give their beauty from August to September.

    This is how unusual is the Capri variety. The motley leaves deceptively lead to the conclusion that there is no steward in front of you. But the structure of the stems, rhizomes and inflorescences refers it to this species.

    Stemship pierced leaf

    Another name for the species is sweating-plant, which means the plant that causes sweat. In ancient times, they were treated with fever, and to this day it is popular in medicine. The plant reaches a meter, belongs to the family Compositae, having very small white flowers.

    Here is an unusual grade for Forchun - Capri. Due to its compactness, the considered variety can even be planted in pots.


    In any garden shop you can purchase nursery seedlings. Planting and care will not be difficult. Attention should be paid to the root system, which should be strong and intact.

    Even after flowering, during drying the plant looks no less attractive than at the peak of flowering. Golden shade will complement any autumn garden. So look spring escapes senkat. Young leaflets awaken and rapidly grow upwards.

    1. Loosen the earth, removing the stones.
    2. Compost.
    3. Pit deep 80 cm.
    4. Get the seedlings from the pots, turning it over and knocking on the walls.
    5. Arrange stalks in the pits and fall asleep with soil, trampling down.
    The lifetime of the relative is up to 10 years. Further, it is necessary to plant on the bushes, thereby rejuvenating them.

    Nursing Care Tips

    • Winter-hardy plant does not need shelter during cold weather. It perfectly tolerates any frost.
    • Requires a lot of light. If you do not receive it in full, it may not start its flowering.
    • She loves a lot of water and will thank you with a gorgeous bloom for abundant watering.
    • If you are the owner of sandy soil, then for the growth of the bush before planting in the ground you need to make compost. Otherwise, the plant may die. The most favorable environment for him is loose, saturated with humus earth.
    • An unpretentious plant still requires three times feeding: in spring, in June, during the formation of buds.

    It is important to know! The plant is poisonous, therefore it is not susceptible to diseases and pests.

    Like white airy feathers of Tsimitsifuga pierce thunderclouds in the form of volumetric inflorescences of the Pedigree of the Spotted. Another successful combination. The shrub does not adversely affect the nearby flowers, so it can be combined with whatever you like, for example: astilba, echinacea, various cereals.


    Perennial shrub is designed to decorate personal plots in sunny places. Planting and care of all kinds of stevie is nothing different from each other. Enough to acquire healthy seedlings, plant in fertilized soil and often water the plant.

    The genus includes more than 600 species, mainly distributed in Asia, Europe, America and Africa.

    Monk - rhizomatous, perennial, rarely annual, herbaceous or sometimes semi-shrub.

    Description of office

    Stems from stevie straight. The foliage is located opposite, sometimes in regular order, whole. The flowers are tubular, small, pink, white, bluish-purple, purple, collected in inflorescences - baskets, forming a complex racemose, paniculate or shield-like inflorescences.

    The emerald is a real decoration of the garden, especially when large inflorescences appear on the bushes. Just at this time period, the monk and begins to reign in the garden.

    For most plants, the completion of flowering means a loss of decoration. But this is only not for the mighty centered. Faded inflorescences in a new way become attractive, acquiring a white-silver color. In addition, they will still delight in the winter in dried flowers. The stevia has one distinguishing feature - late regrowth.

    Therefore, if the plant does not appear for a long time in the spring, do not despair. After all, this plant is smart. Before waking up, it will wait for the frosts to end, and only then, in mid-May, will it grow rapidly.

    Usage use

    In mixed plantings, in the background, and for cutting. Poskonkat suitable for registration of the banks of the reservoir.

    Monogram purple and hemp - good tapeworms. Especially on the background of the lawn, they look impressive. Because these species are not aggressive and do not suppress the neighboring plants, they will be able to decorate the background of the flower garden.

    Tenderwork - silver paints in the garden palette

    Stevia (Eupatorium) - a plant unfamiliar to gardeners, but those who are lucky enough to grow it, appreciate it for its catchy and delicate look. Foreign name of spotted spotty - Spotted Joe-Pye Weed. Joy Pye is an Indian traveler who lived in New England in the era of the American Revolution and sold various medicinal herbs to the colonists. Stevia was used at the time to treat typhoid fever.

    Homeland plants - the eastern part of North America (USDA frost resistance zone - 4-8). The height of the straight strong weak-stem stems can reach 2 meters. The bushes, although powerful, are rather compact and capacious in width. The color of the stems is often bright, also very decorative. The inflorescences are complex plates (like, for example, a yarrow), huge, bright, expressive. Color: white, purple. Beautiful in cutting or winter compositions.

    Eupatorium maculatum, inflorescences

    A striking feature of the plant is that after the blossoms the inflorescences acquire an attractive silvery shade (this can be seen on the first photo of the collage above, the inflorescence began to silver), so this culture is timeless, decorative throughout the season, very popular in autumn gardens.

    Scampston Walled Garden, UK, end of October.

    Some varieties have extremely decorative foliage, for example, Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’.

    Eupatorium rugosum ‘Chocolate’

    Types and varieties

    Most often in domestic and foreign gardens can be found two types:

    1. Spotted (Eupatorium maculatum).
    2. Purple (Eupatorium purpureum).

    In fact, 126 species are included in the genus of other species, and another 220 species of plants probably belong to it.

    Stevie spotted - Eupatorium maculatum, grade Big Umbrella ’

    Purple - Eupatorium purpureum.

    Monument Dudchaty - Eupatorium fistulosum ‘Bartered Bride’

    Modern compact foreign grade of suspicious (Eupatorium dubium) ‘Baby Joe’. But there is a suggestion that this is the purple monk (Eutrochium purpureum).

    Monksweed spotted "Atropurpureum" - under this name you can find boosters spotted at domestic agrofirms (for example, Poisk, the garden center Evrosad, or Eco Garden nursery near Moscow ( is a large plant, up to 2 meters high, the cost of a sapling is about 250-500 rubles for a rhizome by the age of 2 years. Buy should be in March and April. In fact, varieties of spotted stevia cannon, not less than a dozen.

    Landing, choice of place

    It can grow on any soil, but the best choice is friable fertile areas, because in nature the plant actively grows in moist fertile areas along the edges of water bodies. Attitude to light is the same, can grow in partial shade and even in the shade, although with good lighting it looks more compact. It is moisture-loving, it even depends on the height of the stems, the more moisture, the higher the plant will be.

    When landing act as follows:

    1. The rhizome is deepened by 20 cm. It is necessary that the growth buds are covered with a layer of 5 cm of soil, the stems cannot be frozen, but still such a cover is necessary to avoid the impact of return frost on fresh shoots in spring.
    2. The distance between plants is 35-40 cm.
    3. Top covered with a layer of mulch (sawdust, peat, humus).
    4. While the plant is not rooted, need abundant watering.

    Shoots plants in the spring.

    Not complicated, the plant is unpretentious. It winters well in the middle zone, you only need to cover very young, not yet rooted properly plants.

    Many novice gardeners are frightened by the fact that spring shoots are not visible for a long time. The plant really grows late - this is normal, the first shoots appear only in mid-May.

    During the summer will require watering in drought, the plant loves moisture. It is stable to drought, that is, in a dry summer the plant will not perish, but it will lose in decorativeness: the edges of the leaves will dry.

    Responsive to fertilizing: suitable mineral fertilizers.

    In winter, the stems are cut off.

    At one place the plant is grown from 5 to 10 years, then the bushes should be rejuvenated by planting them.

    Pests and diseases are not affected - the plant is poisonous.

    Seeds are sown on seedlings in March. Pre-stratification for a month in the fridge improves germination. The seeds are small, they spread on the surface, or sprinkled with sand. Pour over water or a weak solution of potassium permanganate, cover with a transparent material. Shoots should be expected 2-3 weeks. Seedlings are regularly aired, gradually accustoming them to fresh air. Picks - when 4-5 real sources appear.

    Planted in open ground after the threat of recurrent frosts has passed.

    Plants grown in this way will bloom for 3 years.

    If flowers cannot be cut off, the plant can multiply by self-sowing.

    Like any rhizomatous plant, the stevia breed well reproduces by dividing the bush. They divide bushes older than 5 years, although there are recommendations to divide exclusively young plants 2-3 years. The division is carried out in the spring, as soon as the young shoots start growing and it is clearly seen how many points of growth the plant has. On one delink should be from 3 buds. Dug rhizomes are cut with a sharp knife or shovel with a sharp movement. The slices are powdered with crushed coal and immediately planted, provide young plants with abundant watering.

    Perhaps the division in the fall, but it is more difficult, since August-September has flowering, and delenki must have time to take root before the cold weather.

    The method is used in the spring. Buds with shoots 5 cm long. Cut out with a piece of rhizome. They are planted in seed boxes, keeping a distance of 7 cm between the plants. In August, rooted plants are transplanted into open ground.

    Stevia in garden design

    1. In the background flower beds.
    2. Looks great both alone and in a group.
    3. On the banks of reservoirs.
    4. Next to the lawns.
    5. For masking fences or outbuildings.

    The famous Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf (Piet Oudolf) actively used this plant in his unearthly compositions, as the dominant vertical. The silvery soft tones of the plants look magical, and the combinations of plants with stevia are incredibly picturesque:

    Stevie and Solidago.

    In the photo below in the composition are used: teenage, ей Karl Foerester ’reed grass, brachytricha reed, echinacea, tail Firetail’ mountaineer, tsimitsifug.

    The plant is not aggressive, does not suppress the surrounding plants, can be well combined with many cultures. Perfectly combined with:

    Stevia and Echinacea

    Veinik flower, цвет Karl Foerster ’and stevia.

    Photo and composition by Scott Weber, Portland, Oregon. Как говорит автор, его часто вдохновляет уже упоминавшийся выше Пит Удольф.

    Посконник в декоре вашего участка. Особенности посадки и выращивания цветка

    Высокое и роскошное декоративное растение под названием посконник пока не очень популярно в отечественных садах. Вместе с тем цветок неплохо приживается в местах с прохладным климатом и здорово смотрится на заднем плане ландшафтных композиций. Planting and care for stevia can even beginner growers. Experts give photo and video tips on how best to grow and use this crop in the design of the site.

    Description and characteristics of Windows

    Trekserie or evpatorium is valued for its long flowering. He will be able to decorate your site from mid-summer until the first frost. Monk's homeland is tropical regions of Africa. Characteristics of decorative culture:

    1. The plant is tall. Stems reach 1–2 m.
    2. In the period of flowering on the tops of complex inflorescences with a diameter of about 25 cm are formed. They consist of small flowers of purple, pink or white color. The plant blooms for several months.
    3. The leaves of the plant are large, oblong, with a narrowing at the top. They abundantly cover the stem. Adult stevie looks a bit like hemp bush.

    Attention! In nature, there are more than 600 varieties of culture. Domestic gardeners adapted the purple look.

    Landscape application

    This culture is grown as an independent decor, and in composition with other plants. In the second case, at the stage of selecting a landing site, calculate everything so that the monitor acts as a background of less high colors. With age, the plant becomes more beautiful. A good look in the garden is a combination of different height varieties.

    Attention! Stevia ends flowering one of the last in the garden. Gardeners use this feature for decorative combination with large cereals.

    Group landing is used to hide the fence, fence or unsightly wall. This method will allow you to visually expand the space of the site. The aroma of blooming stevia resembles a spicy scent and attracts butterflies. In winter, tall varieties covered with snow or hoarfrost will also decorate the garden. In the cut-off form, the nursery office has kept its appearance in a vase with water for quite a long time. Suitable for eqib.

    Tenant masks well hedges and outbuildings

    Care for stevia on the site

    This plant requires abundant moisture. Water it regularly and often during the season, especially on hot summer days. Also positively affect the development of plants feeding liquid mineral complexes. Usually they are carried out in the second half of June, even when the monitor can plant the buds.

    Council Sometimes the plant is fed an additional portion in March.

    The school nurse has been growing in one place for at least 5 years, or even all 10. An adult is not easy to transplant, because its root is branching and growing. Evpatorium is well accustomed and rooted. However, he does not conflict much with other ornamental cultures and is not inclined to grow on the site.

    Monk - not the best place for habitats of pests and fungal viruses. The plant is considered poisonous, therefore, it itself copes with ailments and insects. But sometimes the greens hit the miners. In this case, remove and destroy the affected foliage.

    Stevia does not attract pests

    For wintering Evpatorium need to pruning. Perform work at the finish of flowering. Cut the peduncles, leaving hemp no higher than 10–15 cm. The plant does not require protection from frost, as it can survive the winter even without shelter. Exception - young copies.

    Features breeding stevia

    This culture has several relevant and effective methods of reproduction. The first among them - seed. The landing should be carried out at room conditions in early spring:

    • spread the seeds on the surface of the soil and lightly sprinkle,
    • pour a weak solution of potassium permanganate and cover with glass or film,
    • wait for germination after 2-3 weeks
    • start airing, and then completely clean the greenhouse,
    • after the appearance of 4–5 leaves, dive the seedlings into other pots.

    Planting on the site of such seedlings is possible after the final spring warming. Monument is reproduced well and self-sowing. In any case, you need to wait for flowering no earlier than the 3rd year of the plant's life.

    Council Stratify seeds for a month before planting to speed up the development of young plants.

    An adult copy (from 5 years old) can be divided and get 2-3 stems from one flower. Take the plant out of the ground and divide the rhizome with a spade or knife along the vertical axis. Each part should have at least 3 kidneys. To plant new bushes should be immediately moistened abundantly. Usually gardeners use this method in the spring, so that the samples have time to settle down before winter.

    Cuttings are also an excellent breeding material for eupatorium. At the end of June, when the green shoots become long enough, you can prepare them:

    • cut branches at least 10–15 cm long, with 3 renewal buds,
    • root under glass or film,
    • keep the humidity high
    • transfer to the site is possible around August.

    Another method of breeding of boneset is kidney renewal. In the spring, when new shoots grow at least 5 cm, it is time to get this material. Buds cut off at the base of the plant, along with part of the root. Seat them in a container at a distance of 7 cm from each other. Compact soil and shade for 1–2 weeks. Rooting will come not earlier than in a month, then you can transplant seedlings to the site.

    Departement has not yet reached the popularity of other ornamental crops. But many gardeners have already appreciated it and are happy to use it to decorate their plots.

    Botanical description

    The pedigree has a powerful root system, but does not displace other cultures. Stems are erect, do not branch, the height of the plant depends on the type (variety) and the degree of soil moisture, varies from 90 cm to 2.4 m. The leafy plates are oblong with pointed tops, the edges are slightly toothed, the surface can be smooth or rough due to pubescence The leaves are located opposite, less often going into whorls.

    Monk is unpretentious in growing and caring, resistant to cold, not damaged by diseases and pests. Thanks to moisture-loving, it can be used for framing ponds and other wet areas.

    North America is considered to be the homeland of boneset, at the moment wild thickets are found in Asia, Europe, tropical Africa.

    When bloom blooms

    Flower stevia planting and care of reproduction and cultivation

    Blossoming parsnit begins with mid-summer, delighting to the first frost. Numerous small flowers are collected in an inflorescence-umbrella, the diameter of which reaches 25 cm. The color of the rims can be snow-white, pink, purple. Flowering is accompanied by an unobtrusive spicy scent, which is so pleasant to inhale, it also attracts butterflies and other insects.

    Seed stratification and when planted on seedlings

    Regenerative (seed) breeding of pedigree involves the cultivation of seedlings. To accelerate seed germination and further successful development of young plants, seed material is recommended to be stratified for 1 month. Seeds should be mixed with sand, then pour the mixture into a container and keep it cool (air temperature ranges from 0 to +3 ° C, the vegetable section of the refrigerator is ideal). Sow from mid to late March.

    How to sow and grow seedlings

    You will need large containers (for example, a regular box or a special seedling) and a fertile loose earth mixture. Spread the seeds over the surface of the soil only slightly pressing into the soil, moisten with a spraying from a fine spray (you can use warm water or low-mild mortar solution). To create a greenhouse effect, cover the top with a film or clear glass.

    Seedlings of stevia photo

    Provide heat (20-24 ° C) and diffused lighting. Ventilate daily to avoid mold, moisten the soil as needed. Expect the appearance of inputs for 14-20 days. Then the shelter should be removed. When the seedlings grow and form 4 true leaves, they will need to be seated in separate containers. Care for seedlings is moderate watering.

    In the open ground, nursery seedlings are planted from the middle to the end of May.

    Possible self-sevon. In any case, with seed reproduction, flowering is expected at about the 3rd year of growth.

    Dividing bush

    The plant can grow beautifully in one place without a transplant for about 10 years while maintaining decorative. The procedure for dividing the bush should be carried out 1 time in 5 years. This can be done both in spring and autumn. The spring planting is preferable, since in the spring the growth of pedigree is activated and during the season the delenki will have time to get accustomed well. Cut the shoots, leaving a height of about 20 cm. Well water and dig a bush. The rhizome is so strong that sometimes you have to resort to using a hatchet to divide. Each delenka should contain at least 3 buds of growth. Treat the cut sections with a fungicide. Delenki plant in the prepared landing holes.

    Breeding young shoots

    For reproduction also use kidney recovery. They are cut off in the spring, along with part of the rhizome, when the young shoots reach a height of about 5 cm. Seated on individual tanks for rooting. If you grow in a wide box, keep the distance between individual plants about 7 cm. Provide moderate watering and shading. About a month later, the plants take root and grow in height, then you can be transplanted into open ground.

    Reproduction by cuttings

    The third variant of vegetative propagation is rooting of green cuttings. They are cut around the end of June. Each stalk should be 10-15 cm long, and also have at least 3 buds. Plant the stalk in a container with a sand-peat mixture, cover the top with a glass jar or a cut-off plastic bottle. The rooting process will last about 1 month.

    Top dressing and loosening

    In frequent feedings there is no need. It is enough to make a complex of mineral fertilizers (nitroammofosk, Kemira) three times: at the beginning of the growing season, at the budding stage and during flowering.

    Periodically loosen the soil, remove weeds. If you have mulch, these procedures can be avoided.

    At the end of flowering pruned flowering inflorescences. In the fall, trim the stems, leaving a height of about 10 cm.

    Diseases and pests

    Monitors are resistant to diseases and pests, which undoubtedly is a plus in cultivation.

    Occasionally defeat leaf miner. On the leaves you will find traces of punctures, then they will turn into brownish spots, eventually the leaf plates die off. Treat with insecticide.

    Additional recommendations

    • When buying seedlings, pay attention to its quality. The roots should not protrude beyond the limits of the pot - the seedlings are overworked and a beautiful plant cannot grow from such a seedling. In addition, the leaves should be elastic and strong, and earthen com - wet.
    • The late appearance of sprouts in the spring (up to May) is quite normal for stevia.
    • Flowering is absent due to lack of light.

    Stevia in landscape design

    Trekker evpatorium in garden design photo

    Tall stevia bushes are often used to decorate unsightly structures, framing fences, they will become a good background wall for other plants.

    Stevia in landscape design photo with different colors

    Landings look massively and gracefully at the same time. Renowned landscape designer Pete Udolf recommends combining glass mating with large decorative cereals, used as a vertical dominant.

    Stevia Wrinkled Chocolate chocolate photo planting and care in the open field

    The stevia with other colors photo

    Landing along the tracks with long-haul in the mixborder is very beautiful.

    Top grades:

    Stevia spotted Album Eupatorium maculatum Album photo

    Album is a two meter tall plant. The shade of flowers is white with a grayish tint.

    Atropurpureum is a two-meter bush, the stems have a dark red hue, the inflorescences have a pinkish-purple tone.

    Tender Eupatorium maculatum Bartered Bride photo

    Bartered Bride - gorgeous bushes up to 2.4 m high with snow-white inflorescences.

    Eupatorium maculatum Carin photo

    Carin - the stems reach a height of 2 m. Flowers of pale lavender hue.

    Glutball - the stems are stretched to 1.7 m. The inflorescences are lush and large, have a red-purple hue.

    Stevia spotted Eupatorium maculatum ‘Purple Bush’ color photo

    Purple Bush - the stems reach a height of 1.5 m, the bush grows to a width of 2 m, but it keeps its shape perfectly. The stems have a pattern in the form of streaks of dark red or dark crimson hue, which perfectly harmonizes with inflorescences of pink-lilac color.

    Riesenschrim - the stems have a purple-black tint, inflorescences in bright purple and bluish-purple colors.

    Monk Eupatorium maculatum ‘Orchard Dene’ and Burnet Sanguisorba canadensis Twisty ’photo

    Orchard Dene - plantings look monumental, since the height of the bush is 2.4 m, and its diameter reaches 1.5 m. The flowering stems have a dark cranberry shade, the rest are green in color with black and crimson shades. The variety has the longest flowering period. Inflorescences are bright pink.

    Big Umbrellas - the stems have a burgundy shade, inflorescences are pink with a grayish tint, as if powdered.

    Eupatorium spotted Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) ‘Gateway’ photo

    Gateway - a plant with a height of 1.2-1.5 m, the stems have a wine-red tint, pink-tinged inflorescences.

    Evpatorium Phantom Eupatorium ‘Phantom’ photo

    Phantom - plant height varies between 0.9-1.2 m. The inflorescences have a purple shade.

    Monk hemp or hemp Eupatorium cannabinum

    Monks hemp or hemp Eupatorium cannabinum photo

    In the natural environment it lives in swampy areas, therefore, in culture it needs abundant watering. Plant height is 1.5 m. Leaf plates slightly pubescent, attached to short petioles. Basket inflorescences open in July, the corollas have a pink tint.

    Evpatorium cannabinum Flore pleno Eupatorium cannabinum ‘Flore Pleno’ photo

    The garden form Flore Pleno differs in height up to 1.6 m, the inflorescences have a more saturated pink shade, there is no self-seeding.

    Dividing bush

    Like any rhizomatous plant, the stevia breed well reproduces by dividing the bush. They divide bushes older than 5 years, although there are recommendations to divide exclusively young plants 2-3 years. The division is carried out in the spring, as soon as the young shoots start growing and it is clearly seen how many points of growth the plant has. On one delink should be from 3 buds. Dug rhizomes are cut with a sharp knife or shovel with a sharp movement. The slices are powdered with crushed coal and immediately planted, provide young plants with abundant watering.

    The method is used in the spring. Buds with shoots 5 cm long. Cut out with a piece of rhizome. They are planted in seed boxes, keeping a distance of 7 cm between the plants. In August, rooted plants are transplanted into open ground.

    Plant species

    In total in the genus of stevia there are about 600 species.

    Monk is purple. This rhizomatous perennial grows to a height of 1.5 m. Oval-lanceolate, pointed leaves are covered with a short nap. The leaves are colored bright green. Above them stand out white-pink corymbal inflorescences. Flowers bloom in mid-July and persist for more than a month. Variety resistant to frost. The popular variety Little Red grows up to 1 m in height and forms compact, slender thickets. Upstairs bloom thick maroon-pink inflorescences.

    Stevia spotted. The view is characterized by powerful, somewhat coarse features. Upright stems up to 1.8 m in height are covered with whorled, short petioles. Dark green or gray leafy plates have an ovoid shape with a pointed edge. The tops of the stems are decorated with elongated, more loose inflorescences. Popular varieties:

    • Atropurpureum - on the stems up to 2 m high purple-pink flowers bloom,
    • Large umbrellas - large silvery-pink inflorescences on maroon shoots 1.6-1.8 m high,
    • Gateway - slender shoots about 1.5 m in height crowned with purple-pink dome-shaped inflorescences,
    • Riesenschirm - almost black stems 1.5-1.8 m tall culminate in huge purple inflorescences.

    Monks are hemp. The compact plant up to 50 cm high has an upright stem branched from the base. Around the thickened root are thin, cord-shaped processes. Three- or five-leafed leaves are attached at short petioles. The lobes are colored bright green and have serrated edges. Inflorescences in the form of dense baskets are located on the tops of the shoots. Silver-pink flowers bloom from mid-summer. Grades:

    • Flora Peno - larger, double flowers bloom on shoots up to 1.6 m high,
    • Variyegata - bright pink flowers and leaves with a white border are placed on stems 75 cm high,
    • Album - the bush is covered with white inflorescences.

    The stems are wrinkled. Semishrub 75-150 cm high along the entire length is covered with oval or ovate dark green leaves. Leaves with serrate edges attached oppositely. Shoots and young foliage painted in shades of brown. On tops bloom inflorescences bloom with white buds. Flowering continues from August to October. Grades:

    • Braunlaub - buds, shoots and young leaves are colored brown-maroon,
    • Шоколад – морозостойкий сорт с фиолетовым оттенком листвы и белоснежными соцветиями.

    Выращивание и уход в саду

    Неприхотливый посконник не потребует больших усилий от садовода. Однако, чтобы добиться обильного цветения, следует соблюдать ряд правил.

    Освещение. Растение предпочитает солнечные, открытые участки. Оно может приспосабливаться к тени, но тогда цветение будет не столь длительным и пышным.

    Посадка. Plant and transplant bushes need only in early spring, until the plant began to actively develop. For a large bush should dig a deep enough hole. The distance between the plants should be about 1 m. Before planting in the pit, it is recommended to bring ashes, humus and some bone meal. The roots are cleaned from the old soil. The earth is tamped and watered abundantly.

    The soil. Tendery prefers loose, nutritious soil with neutral acidity. Loams and sandy grounds are not suitable for him.

    Watering. Tender loves water. If there is a reservoir nearby, the plant can be planted near its shores. It is recommended to water bushes plentifully and often. The rhizome is resistant to slight stagnation of water, so do not be afraid to pour the liquid under the bushes, but the plant tolerates drought poorly. To soil surface is not compacted, it will have to periodically loosen. You can also mulch the land.

    Fertilizer. For more active growth and bloom, the stevie needs to be fertilized. It is convenient to use mineral complexes. During the season, diluted dressing is applied at the root three times.

    Crop. Pruning for the formation of the crown steadily not necessary. It is recommended to remove wilted inflorescences to prevent self-seeding. High varieties should be tied up or planted along walls and fences. Before wintering shoots cut at the root.

    Diseases and pests. Monitors are resistant to diseases and attacks of parasites. Only rarely do insecticide resistant miners live on it. To get rid of pests can only by pruning damaged leaves and shoots.

    Steward in the garden

    Skonnikov often used in group plantings, they are excellent tapeworms. Blooming thickets in the middle of the lawn will decorate the garden and attract honey insects. With the help of high varieties, you can create a background for the lower inhabitants of the flower bed. Looks impressively stems in the neighborhood with delphinium, rudbeckies, echinacea, cereals or astilba.

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