from the family Alismatidae to the genusissors, 12 species can be grown from s although not all are garden plants. The Meanwhile, two other species, also related, but distinct species, are the scruboratea and the medardiata which keep their leaves and flowers in the active growth erect state.
They are native throughout tropical America from Mexico to Peru. Only a few of the species are cultivated as garden plants in temperate climates. In recent years, many new hybrids have been developed. Most of the flowers are about 6 inches (15 cm.) across, although the plants may be between 2 to 3 feet (60 cm.) tall.
All leaves of this plant are pointed, and there are several varieties of the leaf provided. The leaves are green on top, grey underneath and have white centres. They are watered, and fed in autumn and early spring with liquid food from seed culture.
In pots, they should be planted so that the crown of the plant is just above the compost and they are shallow. The crown of the plant should only be just above the compost. These plants should be kept away from frost, and if in a glazed or heavy pot, watering should be by all means reduced to the lowest level.
If the plants are bought as small young plants, they should be potted very carefully, because young plants are very delicate and should never be set out in the sun. The plants should be kept in a cool place and watered only when the top surface of the compost is dry. In a few weeks, when the plants have spread out their roots, they can be set out in a shady place.
The flowers of the St. Augustine have a waxy three-lobed pistil.Each stalk is armed with a single row of small bracts, and the three-lobed pistil is larger and more brilliant than the two-lobed pistil
In planting St. Augustine Geraniums, the smaller plants are to be set at the ends of the rows in the early spring, in order that they may have time to develop and absorb their nutrients.
This is a small plant, so that the rows should be stretched out as long as possible. The soil should be fertile and well-drained.
When I set out my larger Myrtle plants in the fall, the leaves were so densely packed together, I could not see the individual leaves. Now they are easier to see.
These plants, as well as the ground cover, make a pretty, textured pattern in the herb garden, and after the first year or two, the eye begins to relax and the foliage relaxing as the weeks go by.
S. minor var. Louisiana
This unique plantMaking a small patch in the garden is where I like best to use small plants. Ininteresting little mounds can be created here and there without disturbing the roots.
Mix Ensuring that the plants in each row are planted a little deeper than they were in the pots is a good idea.
These are mostly trouble free plants, requiring little attention except for the odd addition of fertilizer. If they are bought as plants, they will probably need the same potting soil as the one they came in.
Some tips on watering your plants:
mouthsail water or
buying deep-rooted plants
What watering schedule you follow will depend on your climate.
If you follow my schedule…you should be able to water about once a week.
If you prefer to water by hand, I recommend you place the plant in a tray and fill the tray with water. circular flow books are your best guide. The best time to water is at night, the plants do not need steamy conditions to thrive.
You can set the watering schedule by the hottest temperature on the day.
Hardening off is the process of gradually getting your new plants accustomed to the drying climates.