Saturday, August 20, 2011

Perennial Polyanthus

The bright colours of polyanthus bloom has always reliably decorated our garden in winter each year. Since our polyanthus plants has been well-established in our garden at the moment, it bloom much earlier than previous year. This year polyanthus has started to bloom early July. Polyanthus grows very well in shade.
This year to add more brilliant colours in winter, last early April I tried to propagate new polyanthus plants by division from several old plants from last year that look a bit bushy. For example, this is one of the plants that I chose to give us more plants.
Made several division from that plant.
All of it survive, grow and are flowering at the moment.
Although it blooms later than well-established plants in our garden.
Have a nice weekend!

18 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

They are very pretty flowers and it's always nice when you can get additional ones by dividing.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hmmm...no wonder Tom loves your garden. Do you have hydrangea in your garden? purrrr *giggles*

Linda Makiej said...

These are beautiful!!

HAZEL said...

How timely! I planted polyanthus for the first time this year and I was wondering, just yesterday, if they were annual or perennial....my question is answered. Thankyou.

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

They are beautiful plants - do you let them self seed too?

Jody said...

That's a great idea. They must be completely worth the effort.

One said...

Your collage and flowers are gorgeous!

Carletta said...

The colors are lovely!
I admire your 'green thumb.' :)

tina said...

Just beautiful!

Ewa said...

lovely bright colors!

Mark Willis said...

Your photo montage is very impressive!

Autumn Belle said...

You are right, the flowers are bright and beautiful! Hope they bring you some winter cheer. I love your collage.

Lrong said...

Ooh, so nice colors...

p3chandan said...

Cantek nye bunga ni...berbagai warna yang segar dan menarik!

veggiegobbler said...

I am new to flower growing - these look great. I'll remember them to give them a try I think. Good to know they grow in shade.

shaz said...

They are gorgeous. Good to hear they grow well in the shade. I have no garden at the moment and a shady balcony, so might give these a try :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Sunray Gardens~Its nice to have a plant that give additional ones each year.

Cat-from-Sydney~We don't have hydrangea in our garden. Tom seems to be hiding himself these days.

Linda Makiej~ They light up the garden.

Hazel~The first year growing them, I thought they were annuals and chuck them in the compost. Opppsss.....so the second year I make sure I keep them ;-).

Sue~I did not know that they self-seed. I might have mistakenly weeded it if they self-seed.

Jody~Some plants to brighten up the shady part of the garden.

One~Nice to have in the garden during winter here.

Carletta~They make good border plants.

Tina~ Give the shade some colours.

Ewa~ Very bright. But I still struggle to take photos of the purple ones.

Mark~Still learning how to edit pictures.

Autumn Belle~Cheerful colour in winter. The only bright colours in the garden at the moment.

Lrong~ Several colours to lighten up the garden.

p3chandan~Warna-warni tapi tak tahulah sempat mekar sampai raya atau tidak.

veggiegobbler~They do not need that much TLC. One of the easiest flower to grow. The bright colours made winter a bit bearable in the garden.

Shaz~They are not fussy flower. You don't need deep pots and it tolerates shade readily. Plant them end summer or early fall.

Wendy said...

Really pretty - I like the color of the top center one.