Exotic in the garden. Growing Darmere
Maybe you have already met such an interesting plant as Darmera. This flower is noticeably distinguished by huge leaves on long, shaggy petioles that grow on the banks of ponds, we can say that almost in the water.
Unfortunately, this plant can rarely be found not only in the gardens of Russia, but also in Ukraine and Belarus. Which is very disappointing. After all, this plant can grow remarkably in our climate. Darmer can be of interest at all stages of its development. For example, earlier in the spring, you can see the buds of inflorescences growing out of the ground, which, in their appearance, may remind you of cones. In late spring, before the leaves bloom, many flowers with five leaves can be seen. Flowers can be of different colors, ranging from white to bright pink. Flowers can be up to 1.5 cm in size. The next stage is the beginning of summer, the end of flowering, then huge leaves begin to appear on dark green-brown stems. With proper care and favorable conditions, the height of the stem can reach up to 2 m. With the onset of autumn and cold weather, the leaves begin to change their color, acquiring bright colors - red, orange.
It is interesting that even with the onset of frost, the leaves do not lose their shape and color. A real miracle. If you have a garden with a small pond on your site, then you can plant this wonderful plant along its banks, or even directly into the water. As you probably already understood, darmera is a plant that loves water. Therefore, if you provide enough water for it, then you can plant where there is a lot of sunlight. If you have a small plot, but you still want to see this wonderful flower on your plot, then you can choose a miniature species - Nana, its height can reach up to 50 cm.Darmer reproduces very well by dividing the rhizome (if you divide in spring period) or by sowing seeds (if you do it in the fall). This plant looks very impressive if planted together with hosts, rogers, meadowsweet, and talkative iris. You will be able to achieve very nice contrast. If you are still thinking whether it is worth planting this stately plant in your area or not, then you shouldn't even think about it. Of course it's worth it. It will become an unusual decoration for your garden or, if you have a pond or pond, it will beautifully decorate it. If you think this plant is difficult to find, then this is not entirely true. Now it has become much easier to do than, say, 15 years ago, when this plant just began to appear on the Russian garden market. Now you can find a store that will help you make a choice, tell you about the main characteristics of some species of this plant. If you want something unusual, you can search online stores, or suppliers who can specialize in Darmer. Choosing this plant, you will definitely not regret it, this bright flower will become an adornment of any garden. Indeed, even in leaving, he does not require special attention to himself, rather unpretentious. So feel free to experiment.