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October is a blooming month in terms of perennials, shrubs and flowers in gardens and fields. Numerous autumn bloomers delight our eyes and often extend the summer until the first frosty nights, which leads to an abrupt end to a number of blossoms.

So what exactly blooms in autumn? Here you will find a list of plants that still delight us with flowers.

Plants from A-Z

  • Indian lilac, Lagerstroemia indica: Care from A-Z

    The Indian lilac, an attractive flowering shrub, also known as crepe or curled myrtle, exudes Mediterranean flair in the garden or on the balcony. Its colorful flowers are actually reminiscent of crepe paper.

  • Climbing candlestick, Ceropegia sandersonii: care

    In this country, the climbing candlestick (Ceropegia sandersonii) is particularly popular as a houseplant. It can be equipped with a trellis or cultivated hanging in a traffic light. If the right location and the ideal substrate are chosen, the plant hardly needs any further care.

  • Sweetheart Flower, Anthurium clarinervium: Care A-Z

    With its heart-shaped, whitish-green veined leaves and slightly wavy edges, the sweetheart flower immediately catches the eye. They are the greatest ornament of this attractive ornamental foliage plant.

  • Iron Cross Begonia, Begonia masoniana: care

    Begonias are particularly popular and decorative indoor plants in the local latitudes. They have to be cultivated in a bucket because they require a lot of heat due to their origin. A particularly beautiful variety is the Iron Cross Begonia (Begonia masoniana), which originally comes from Vietnam.

  • Beard Iris, Iris barbata: care from A-Z

    There are high (Iris Barbata-Elatior) and low (Iris barbata-nana) varieties of the decorative bearded iris (Iris barbata). However, the relatively simple care is similar for the different species of bearded iris. Instructions are in the following article.

  • Patagonian vervain, Verbena bonariensis: Care A-Z

    An attractive eye-catcher in the garden bed is the decorative Patagonian vervain (Verbena bonariensis) and therefore it should not be missing in any garden. The perennial self-seeds and does not require much attention. You can find everything else in our care instructions.

  • Milkwort, Polygala myrtifolia - care from A-Z + overwintering

    The myrtle or myrtle-leaved milkwort, also known as milkwort for short, is one of the permanent bloomers from spring to autumn. It is considered easy to care for, but is extremely sensitive to too much moisture.

  • Tuberous begonia, Begonia boliviensis: care instructions

    Tuberous begonias are colorful permanent bloomers that are best cultivated on balconies and terraces. The eye-catching ornamental perennials can also be planted outdoors. You do, however, have certain requirements when it comes to maintenance.

  • Indoor begonias, Begonia elatior hybrids: care

    The indoor begonia can be a wonderful addition to the interior, but it also requires some care. You can find out what to look out for here.

  • Monstera deliciosa 'Borsigiana': care from A-Z

    The window leaf is a popular houseplant, but it grows very large and requires a lot of space. You can find out here how Monstera deliciosa 'Borsigiana' is properly cared for.

  • Evergreen oleaster, Elaeagnus ebbingei: care from A-Z

    Wintergreen oleasters are not only pretty ornamental plants, but also easy to care for. They can be planted out or kept in tub culture. Their use as hedge plants is still relatively rare in this country. The sweet scent of their flowers, which appear in the fall, are a welcome food source for insects. But birds also like the shrub because it offers them protection and ideal breeding grounds.

  • Saffron Crocus, Crocus sativus: care from A-Z

    In addition to being rich in color and nectar, the saffron crocus can, in a sense, make its owner wealthy. The violet flowering plant supplies the precious threads of the most expensive spice in the world. But as we all know, money doesn't grow on trees or, in this case, on a lawn. A little maintenance is required before the gardener can harvest the aromatic dye. This care guide is the key to success.

  • Mountain aster, Aster amellus: Care from A-Z

    Several inflorescences adorn the herbaceous stems of the mountain aster, making the flower one of the most popular autumn bloomers. Bluish violet flowers with a bright yellow center provide color in the garden bed until the first weeks of October. Unfortunately, the plant, which, true to its name, feels at home in mountainous areas, is becoming increasingly rare. It is all the more effective to cultivate Aster amellus in your own garden. If the gardener observes the following care tips, nothing stands in the way of successful keeping.

  • Blue bobbed hair, Isotoma fluviatilis: care from A-Z

    Blue bob haircut is commercially available under many names. It is also known by many hobby gardeners as Isotoma and pseudo or carpet lobelia. The blue bob is originally native to Tasmania and the Australian south-east coast and prefers acidic and moist locations here. Due to the similar prevailing conditions in the local latitudes, the plant can also be cultivated in the garden here. How the ideal care of the decorative ground cover should look like is explained in the further instructions.

  • Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara: care from A-Z

    As the name of the Himalayan cedar already suggests, it originally comes from India, Pakistan and the Hindu Kush. Cedrus deodara is widespread here. The cedar species, which belongs to the pine family, is also becoming increasingly popular in the local latitudes, which is probably also due to its good winter hardiness. In addition, there are various varieties in the local trade that can be cultivated in gardens and even in tubs. The care of the Himalayan cedar is quite easy and the tree is therefore also well suited for hobby gardeners with little time.

  • Miracle flower, Mirabilis jalapa: care instructions from A-Z

    Night owls among hobby gardeners don't want to do without the miracle flower. The magical floral creatures from tropical regions only unfold their picturesque splendor in the evening. The unorthodox flowering time does not mean that a Mirabilis jalapa makes itself unpopular with capricious claims. This guide sheds light on all aspects of easy care. A selection of beautiful varieties invites you to browse in search of your personal miracle flower favourite.

  • Cranesbill, Geranium: Pruning and care from A-Z

    A particularly popular garden plant is the cranesbill, of which there are around 400 different species. The plant is notable for its attractive foliage and beautiful flowers that bloom from March to October. Not to be forgotten are the decorative fruit stands, which also adorn the garden. As beautiful as the cranesbill is, it is also easy to care for. Because from sowing to wintering, the popular perennial does not require a green thumb and can also be cultivated by beginners without any problems.

  • Cedar Tree, Cedrus: Planting and Care from A-Z

    The cedar. It is known for the aromatic fragrance, the wood and the characteristic growth that presents itself attractively in the garden. The manageable number of species has numerous varieties that are suitable for smaller gardens. Even in winter, cedar trees show their best side, as the evergreen plants can easily survive the cold season with the right care. Cedars are easy to care for.

  • French herb, button herb, Galinsoga: care from A-Z

    The French herb also has the nickname "garden pest", but this is wrong if the tasty and healthy herb is cared for properly. Since the button herb feels at home almost everywhere, caring for it is also quite easy. Because it also prefers to grow on field and roadsides in fields and in many gardens. Farmers aren't thrilled when the herb appears between their potatoes and turnips, while chefs are increasingly using galinsoga in their kitchens as it's great for salads.

  • African violets, Saintpaulia ionantha: care and location

    African violets have been popular houseplants for decades due to their abundance of flowers. The classic flower colors of the plants are dark purple, white and pink. Today there are around 2,000 hybrid varieties, so that no wish is left unfulfilled when it comes to selection. The flower color today ranges from white to dark violet, with the most diverse shades being offered. You can also choose between simple and double flowers. The growth height of the plants, including the flower, is 10 to 40 centimetres.

  • bat flower | Care of the Tacca chantrieri from A - Z

    The bat flower is an exotic beauty native to tropical climes, native to southeastern Asia. The plant grows in the herbaceous undergrowth and prefers warm, humid weather. If you want to cultivate the plant, you need a bit of tact, because caring for Tacca chantrieri requires a lot of attention. The requirements for temperature, water and light are very specific. However, some devices increase the success of cultivation. If you manage to create a perfect environment, you will be rewarded with beautiful flowers - which give the plant its name.

  • Thousand flower shrub, bee tree, Tetradium daniellii: care

    Tetradium daniellii is a tree that is becoming more and more popular. It counts as a valuable food source for wild bees, bumblebees and butterflies. When other shrubs and herbs have finished flowering, the bee tree is in full swing again. Umbelliferous flowers can be observed on the shrub well into October, which sit on the branches formed the previous year. The thousand-flower shrub not only impresses with its flowers, but also as a decorative foliage tree.

  • Standard rose care from A-Z | Cutting rose stems

    The care of standard roses is considered the supreme discipline for hobby gardeners. An optimal location alone is not enough to stage the queen of flowers as a picturesque rose bush. Proper planting, fertilizing, watering and cutting complete the successful cultivation perfectly. It is important to note important differences compared to classic bed and shrub roses. This green guide will familiarize you with the flawless process of successful standard rose care from A-Z. Instructions suitable for beginners explain when and how to cut rose stems in an exemplary manner.

  • Evening primrose, Oenothera: location, planting and care from A-Z

    Strictly speaking, the evening primrose (bot. Oenothera) is a genus of plants with more than 100 species. They originally come from the temperate to tropical areas of the New World, but have also spread to Europe as neophytes. The best-known species is probably the common or common evening primrose (bot. Oenothera biennis), which is popular not only as an ornamental plant but also as a medicinal plant.

  • Snow banana, Ensete glaucum - care from A-Z

    The snow banana is a robust banana tree from the genus Ensete, which impresses with its rapid growth and impressive stature. It not only grows up to five meters high, but also forms leaves that can reach a length of two meters. Only with a lot of luck does it form fruits that are inedible to humans but contain seeds. These are used to propagate Ensete glaucum because other methods do not work.

  • Large Waxflower, Cerinthe major: Care from A-Z | Is she poisonous?

    The Great Wax Flower is a distinctive flower and comes from southern Europe. The plant is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean area and is therefore used to warm and bright local conditions. Since the plant is not particularly demanding in terms of location and care, it can be cultivated without any problems in the local latitudes. Due to the unusual shape and the intensive colouring, the large wax flower stands out as a rarity in the garden bed.

  • Passion flower, Passiflora racemosa - profile and care information

    Passion flowers are truly one of the most interesting tropical plants. Their unique flowers vary in shape, color, and size from species to species. Passiflora racemosa is one of the red passion flowers, also known as racemose passion flower. The reason for this is the grape-like inflorescences, which are reminiscent of grape blossoms before flowering. There can be about 30 flowers on one inflorescence. Despite its beauty, the South American climbing plant is easy to care for.

  • Abelie, Abelia grandiflora - Care from A-Z | Is she hardy?

    The Abelie or Abelia grandiflora impresses with its predominantly year-round green, rich flowers and an intoxicating scent. Planted in the ground as a hedge, it looks beautiful, but this is not recommended in every region if the variety is frost-sensitive. When it comes to care, it makes a number of demands. Here are a few rules to follow - especially during the winter.

  • Magic snow, Euphorbia graminea - cultivation, care and wintering

    With fragrant, white veils of flowers, magic snow is there wherever a magnificent filler is desired. The graceful gypsophila also lives up to its name as an opulent summer bloomer in the bed and on the balcony. This guide introduces you to professional cultivation and guides you step by step through uncomplicated care. How to successfully overwinter Euphorbia graminea is no longer hidden from you here.

  • Lucky bamboo: Care from A-Z | Information on watering, propagation & Co.

    The lucky bamboo is one of those plants that are often assigned to the wrong plant family because of their name. However, the asparagus plant known by the English name Lucky Bamboo is a dragon tree and not a bamboo, let alone a yucca palm. The confusion arises due to the long stems that remind many people of bamboo, which ends up leading to numerous care mistakes and leading to the death of the snake lily.

  • Angelonia angustifolia, Angel Face Flower - Care | Is she hardy?

    Angelonia angustifolia - a beautiful flower that should not be missing in a lush summer garden. As a rarity in this country, the majestic beauty is a guaranteed eye-catcher and attracts envious looks from hobby gardeners.

  • Noble geraniums, Pelargonium grandiflorum: Care from A-Z

    With a sea of trumpet-shaped flowers and an alluring fragrance, Pelargonium grandiflorum is a feast for the senses. The noble geranium inspires as lavish indoor plants and transforms the balcony into a floral summer fairy tale. The South African flower species has long made a name for itself as a floral talent factory for various balcony plants of the year. The following profile expresses the unique attributes of this noble geranium species, which even made it to the flower of the year in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in 2006. Finally, practice-oriented instructions for maintenance from A-Z leave no questions unanswered.

  • Cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum - care from A-Z

    The cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) is one of the most popular and most widespread pot flowers in Germany. When nature loses its color in autumn, brightly colored blossoms ensure a good mood during the gray season until spring.

  • Gazanie, Gazania - sowing, care and wintering of midday gold

    Gazania, also known as midday gold, closes its flowers when the weather is cloudy. The graceful plant belongs to the daisy family and originally comes from East and South Africa. The sixteen species known worldwide bloom in a wide variety of colors. In the local latitudes they are known as annual plants, but with a little skill and knowledge they can be brought through the cold winter and thus cultivated for several years.

  • Portulaca grandiflora flowers, purslane - care from A-Z

    A true blooming miracle among the garden flowers is the purslane. With a well-suited location and dry soil, the plant will open numerous flowers between June and September. But there are also a few mistakes in care that Portulaca does not forgive so easily. On the contrary, with serious mistakes, the flowers quickly die. But with the right background knowledge, the purslane will delight the hobby gardener with a wonderful sight.

  • Goldmarie, Zweizahn, Bidens ferulifolia - varieties and care instructions

    The Goldmarie 'Bidens ferulifolia', also called Zweizahn, is a perennial and one of the most grateful summer bloomers, with more than 250 varieties worldwide.This attractive plant owes its name 'Zweizahn' to its toothed fruits. Its yellow, orange, reddish or two-tone flowers develop a lush pile that sets colorful accents in the bed, in bowls, pots or hanging baskets. The abundance of flowers lasts from spring to autumn.

  • Marguerite stems: everything about the care of marguerite trees

    Marguerites are among the most popular plants in the garden and balcony plants and are excellent even in the conservatory. Compared to the local rough meadow daisy (bot. Leucanthemum vulgare), the daisy trunk is suitable for keeping as a tree and thus enables completely different design options. Her origins in the Canary Islands make her a true sun-worshipper that is easy to keep and requires little attention. Except during the winter, because the island plant does not tolerate cold.

  • Room aralie, Fatsia japonica: care information + is it poisonous?

    A Far Eastern charm emanates from the Fatsia Japonica, which makes it one of the most popular exotic plants. The fast-growing plant is very frugal when it comes to care and is also perfect for inexperienced plant lovers. Nevertheless, some details should be observed when keeping the room aralie, which Plantopedia describes in detail.

  • Bell Vine, Cobaea scandens - Care Instructions

    The bell vine impresses with its wonderful purple flowers. In order for the climbing plant to develop many of the impressive flowers, it needs a lot of sun and sufficient water. Otherwise, the plant, which is also called clawed or bell morning glory, does not make any great demands on care. If the bell vine feels good, the fast-growing climbing plant is a perfect privacy screen for the balcony or terrace. It also has another major advantage: it is non-toxic to humans and animals.

  • Egg tree, Solanum melongena - care and wintering

    The South American egg tree Solanum melongena is a wild species of eggplant. In this country it is usually grown as an annual. The most striking thing about this whimsical plant is undoubtedly its fruit. They develop from the purplish-blue flowers that form continuously. At first there are small white balls that gradually take on the shape of a hen's egg. The white fruits turn golden yellow as they ripen and are then even edible.

  • Citron, Buddha's hand, Citrus medica - care of the lemon

    The citron 'Buddha's Hand' is probably the most unusual form of Citrus medica. It comes from Southeast Asia and is mainly used to make lemon peel. Her scent is sweet. The flowering period is all year round. The approx. 10-20cm long fruits are reminiscent of hands and fingers: hence the name 'Buddha's hand'. In Buddhism, it is used as an offering in temples.

  • Petunias, trailing petunias, petunia - care and wintering

    Their bright and varied blaze of color makes trailing petunias a popular plant. Due to their climbing growth form, the nightshade family can often be found on balconies and wall parapets. The flowering period of the beauties extends from mid-spring to autumn. To provide the best support for petunias, there are a few requirements that need to be met when it comes to location and care.

  • Lucky clover, lucky clover, Oxalis tetraphylla - cultivation + care

    Lucky clover is well known as a special souvenir and pretty table decoration for New Year's Eve parties. Anyone who reduces the dainty Oxalis tetraphylla to just this function fails to recognize its potential as a lushly flowering potted plant for the windowsill and the summer balcony. Explore a detailed guide to growing and caring for them here. This is how a lucky cloverleaf thrives vitally and healthily for many years.

  • Phalaenopsis, Butterfly Orchid - Care & Repotting

    The Phalaenopsis is one of the front runners among house plants and the most popular of all orchids. The shapely and flowering plants are available in countless color variations. Even if orchids are often decried as little divas, the Phalaenopsis tolerates minor care mistakes, so that even beginners can try them out. With the right care, they impress with their breathtaking blooms for many weeks of the year.

  • Garden Pansies, Viola - Planting and Care Instructions

    With their almost endless variety of colors from white to blue and violet to orange, yellow and red as well as the long flowering period, garden pansies (Viola) are among the classics in public and private gardens. Especially in spring they provide the first splash of color in the otherwise dreary garden. But they are also one of the last plants to decorate house entrances and balconies in late autumn.

  • Tillandsia, Tillandsia - Types & Care Guide

    With over 550 species, the plant genus Tillandsia is considered to be the most species-rich within the bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae). Due to their easy care and their attractive leaves, tillandsias have been enjoying increasing popularity as houseplants for years. The shape and color of the plant, which is also often referred to as an air plant, amazes many. The following care instructions show how it grows and thrives optimally.

  • Tagetes, marigold - growing from seed and care

    The intensely colored flowers of the marigolds compete with the sun throughout the summer. The plant made its way from Central America to Europe as early as the 16th century and has been a hit in our gardens ever since. Thanks to its undemanding nature, it does not require daily attention from the gardener. In these instructions you will find out how to do everything correctly when caring for the marigold.

  • Chinese reed, Chinese grass, zebra grass, Miscanthus sinensis, care instructions

    Among the ornamental grasses, Chinese reed with its diverse varieties is highly valued in the garden. With its majestic silhouette, the strong-growing Miscanthus sinensis acts as a structure and decorative counterpart to colorful flowering perennials. Declared as undemanding, cultivating chinese grass nonetheless requires observing important precautions. These care instructions show you in practice how you can perfectly integrate the Asian sweet grass into your garden design.

  • Ray aralia, Schefflera arboricola - care instructions as a houseplant

    The radiate aralie Schefflera arboricola is one of the most popular indoor plants. Under optimal conditions, this vigorous plant can reach a considerable height of up to 4m. The greatest adornment of this radiant aria is its extremely decorative, palmately divided, shiny and variegated leaves. It is relatively undemanding and can also be proven to improve the indoor climate. It acts practically as a natural room freshener.

  • Girl's Eyes, Coreopsis, Beautiful Face - Care Instructions

    The coreopsis, girl's eye, gracefully presents itself in bright yellow in the garden. A dark circle adorns the basket-shaped inflorescences, as charming as a girl's eyes. Few plants are as grateful for this as the pretty face (Coreopsis), even with minimal maintenance. They bloom more eagerly the better they are cared for. Therefore, in this guide we will show you how to get the Coreopsis to flower.

  • Morning glory, morning glory, Ipomoea species - care instructions

    The morning glory displays its brilliant abundance of flowers throughout the summer. As busy creepers, tropical Ipomoea species offer us a wealth of creative scenarios that transform beds, facades and balconies into a heavenly floral paradise. Declared as frugal and undemanding, the morning glory cannot do without gardening attention. These care instructions explain in a practical way what the picturesque climbing artist really values.

  • Busy Lizzie, Impatiens walleriana - care instructions

    The industrious Lizzie is an extremely popular guest in flower beds, balcony boxes, hanging baskets and pots. The decorative ornamental plant blooms intensively for a long time and rewards good care with a veritable sea of flowers. The care instructions explain everything important for the professional and species-appropriate keeping of the Impatiens walleriana and show how you can optimally promote growth and flowering with little effort.

  • Hibiscus - care instructions as a garden and houseplant

    As a houseplant, the hibiscus needs a little more care than in the garden. This is normal, because the conditions in the tub are different from those in the field. Nevertheless, it is worth taking a look at the care instructions, because the so-called Chinese room hibiscus feels very comfortable indoors and spoils its owners with beautiful flowers.

  • Summer lilac, Buddleja - care, cutting and propagation

    While the flowering period of many ornamental shrubs is coming to an end or is already over, this pretty and very vigorous flowering shrub is covered with countless panicles of flowers. Summer lilacs, also known as butterfly bushes, produce white, yellow, pink, violet or bluish flowers from July through to autumn, which attract a multitude of no less colorful butterflies to the garden, a treat for the eyes.

  • Indoor ivy, ivy as a houseplant, Hedera helix - care

    In gardens and parks, the Hedera helix, common ivy or botanically known as Hedera helix is often seen. However, the plant, which belongs to the Araliaceae family, can also be kept as a houseplant. Precisely because the common ivy beautifies the room all year round with its evergreen leaves, we would like to introduce you to the indoor ivy as a climbing or hanging plant.

  • Triplet flower, bougainvillea - planting, care and wintering

    As a floral ambassador of tropical blooms, the triplet attracts everyone's attention in the summer garden. The exotic bougainvillea owes its catchy name to three dainty, cream-colored flowers surrounded by three colorful, large bracts. From spring to autumn, the wondrous ornamental tree inspires with its opulent flower dress. So much splendor needs to be professionally cared for. All information about plants, care and wintering can be found here.

  • Fuchsia, fuchsia - planting, care and wintering

    Fuchsias have made a name for themselves as classics in creative plant compositions for the summer garden. Thanks to hardy varieties, the colorful festival with the unmistakable flowers is not limited to the balcony and terrace. Find out here how to skilfully plant the woody flower beauties in tubs and beds. Benefit from detailed instructions on care and overwintering.

  • Asters, Aster, Herbstaster - care instructions

    The numerous small flowers with their colorful, radially arranged petals are responsible for the fact that the autumn aster is one of the most attractive late bloomers in Central Europe. In late summer and autumn, many flowers cover the lush green shrub. Choosing the right location and taking good care of it according to the following instructions will ensure that you can enjoy the aster flowers for several months.

  • Dipladenia, Mandevilla - varieties - care instructions and wintering

    The Dipladenia was originally a liana plant and is now cultivated as a hanging climber or semi-shrub. This exotic-looking perpetual bloomer is sensitive to frost and is therefore mainly kept as a houseplant. These plants are real flowering wonders. Its bright flowers shine in a wide variety of colors and shades and form a striking contrast to the green foliage. Plant lovers also appreciate the uncomplicated care of this extraordinary plant.

  • Anthurium, anthurium, flamingo flowers - care and propagation

    Everyone knows them, the bright red flamingo flower. With rich green leaves and the beautiful red bracts, it sets accents in private homes or in business premises. In our special care instructions for the flamingo flower, we explain how anthuriums are cared for, because that is what these originally tropical plants are called.

  • Dahlias, Dahlia - planting, care and wintering

    In the middle of summer, the starting signal for this year's dahlia blooms is fired. Dahlias, the South American flowers, tirelessly enchant the garden and balcony well into autumn with an exuberant variety of blossoms and colours. It's a good thing that the many thousands of varieties pull together, at least when it comes to cultivation. Read here how to plant, care for and overwinter Dahlia in an exemplary manner.

  • Cyclamen, cyclamen, cyclamen - care

    Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) has been decorating Europe's rooms since the 1960s, filling them with fresh color, especially on gray winter days. Numerous varieties offer a wide range of colors. The cyclamen, primrose plant, can be cultivated for up to 30 years with good care. Find out in professional care instructions how you too can enjoy your indoor cyclamen for a long time with the right care.

  • Amaryllis, knight star - wintering and care after flowering

    With its large, intensely colored flowers, the knight's star illuminates the gloomy winter. The hippeastrum is particularly popular as a pot plant and cut flower during the Advent and Christmas season. Since it needs different conditions in each of its growth phases, the care is demanding. The instructions will give you the knowledge you need to care for the amaryllis in a species-appropriate manner.

  • Pampas grass, Cortaderia selloana - care instructions + cutting

    The American pampas grass is one of the ornamental grasses, which is very decorative in the garden, in the flower pot and as a dry plant. The choice of frond color and different growth heights allow a versatile design of gardens and balconies. The uncomplicated care makes the Cortaderia selloana a popular outdoor plant. Nevertheless, some care details must be observed so that the perennial ornamental grass thrives magnificently.

  • Flowering mallow, abutilon, room maple - care and wintering

    Even if the flower maple is also known as the house maple, the decorative plant loves to spend the summer outdoors as a container plant on the balcony or terrace. But in winter it has to be kept warm because it is not hardy. It forms its decorative flowers in a wide variety of colors, especially in the summer months.

  • Cymbidium Orchid: Care from A-Z - Getting Cymbidium to bloom

    The Cymbidium orchid owes its name to the shape of its decorative flowers. Because these are reminiscent of a boat with the arched, punt-like lips, which means "kymbos" in Greek. The beauty is mainly at home in Thailand, Burma and northern India, as well as in Australia and Indonesia. In the local latitudes, hybrids are offered in the trade, which are particularly suitable for indoor culture due to their crossing. With the right care, the Cymbidium blooms in the most beautiful colors.

  • Lady's slipper orchid, Venus' slipper, Paphiopedilum - care from A-Z

    One of the most popular types of orchids on the local window sills is the lady's slipper orchid, also known here as the Venus slipper. Due to its origin from Thailand, the Philippines or Borneo and Sumatra, it is used to subtropical climates and is therefore also very sensitive to cold. Cultivation in a bucket is therefore essential. Caring for the lady's slipper orchid is a bit time-consuming, but if you give it the right care, it will thank you with many beautiful flowers and a long life.

  • Plume, Brandschopf, Celosia - this is how care in the bucket/garden succeeds

    The feather bush does not bear its impressive name for nothing. It is characterized by its magnificent flowers that resemble tufts of feathers. Otherwise, various contrasts characterize the tropical plant: it is sensitive, but at the same time robust. In addition, it is treated by most hobby gardeners as an annual plant, although it is in principle a perennial. This post serves as a detailed care guide.

  • Indoor azalea - Care & overwintering of azaleas as indoor plants

    Indoor azaleas are often referred to as "potted bouquets". This is due to her profuse flowering, which delights us during the gray and gloomy winter months. Unfortunately, the plants are often discarded after flowering. The indoor azalea grows very old and, if cared for properly, will also develop many flowers in the following year.

  • African daisies, Osteospermum - cultivation, care and propagation

    The Kapkörbchen promises a colorful carpet of flowers if it is properly cared for. The flower, which comes from Africa, is one of the easy-care plant species, but mistakes in care, choice of location and type of soil can have fatal consequences. How to meet the requirements of Osteosperumum can be read in the plant guide.

  • Vanda Orchidee - husbandry, care in the glass and propagation

    Deep blue flowers and a stately size characterize the Vanda orchid, which, along with Phalaenopsis and grape orchids, is one of the most well-known indoor orchids in Germany.Despite its blooms and the intense, lovely aroma, it is not the easiest orchid and requires a lot of care and a suitable location. Its rich colors make it a popular flower that likes to grow tall and sprout vigorously when cared for in a species-appropriate manner.

  • Christ's thorn, Euphorbia milii - care and propagation by offshoots

    The Christ's Thorn, botanically Euphorbia milii, is a pretty and ornamental plant with red, white or yellow flowers. In addition, the plant is extremely robust and easy to care for and can also be cultivated by beginners without any problems. Unfortunately, the innocent-looking plant is very poisonous and should only be handled with gloves: so be careful when caring for it!

  • Crocus, Crocus - plants and care - info on flowering and toxicity

    When the first crocuses push their closed calyxes out of the ground at the beginning of March, plant lovers know that spring has arrived. With around 100 species, the iris family characterizes the gardens and meadows of Germany and inspires with the variety of colors that are presented magnificently at low altitudes. Due to the easy planting over bulbs, the crocus is one of the simplest garden plants and is easy to care for even in the pot.

  • Mother-in-law's chair, gold ball cactus, Echinocactus grusonii - care

    The golden ball cactus (Echinocactus grusonii), jokingly referred to as the "mother-in-law's chair" because of its growth form, which is quite similar to a piece of seating furniture, and the long, sharp spines, is one of the probably most popular cacti kept in indoor culture. In fact, the species is easy to care for and can also grow very old and large. Over the years, the fast-growing golden ball cactus develops an impressive size. The yellow flowers only appear on specimens from the age of about 20 years.

  • Finger shrub, five-finger shrub, potentilla - instructions for care

    The cinquefoil is beautiful and easy to care for - no wonder that many hobby gardeners appreciate it very much. Nevertheless, even with this relatively undemanding plant, it is important to pay attention to some details in order to be able to enjoy its splendor undisturbed for a long time.

  • Fat hen, sedum plant - all about care and pruning

    Sedum plants are annual or perennial and more or less succulent plants. They grow creeping or bushy with heights of up to 60 cm. The fat hen owes its name to the thick fleshy leaves, which differ in shape and colour. The yellow, white or reddish inflorescences are also different. The sedum plant is well suited for green roofs, but also cuts a fine figure in rock and gravel gardens, perennial beds and in pots, on the balcony or terrace.

  • Nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus: care instructions

    Nasturtium, also known as Tropaeolum, is versatile and very easy to care for. Even if you don't have your own garden, you can enjoy this beautiful summer plant on your balcony. The different flowers in yellow, orange and red are very decorative and can be combined with other flowers or vegetables. In addition, not only the flowers are edible, but also their soft leaves and fruits. In general, there are low-growing or climbing varieties for the individual garden or balcony.

  • Mushroom herb, Rungia klossii: care instructions

    Both as a decorative ornamental plant for the home and as a vitamin-rich herb that tastes like mushrooms, the mushroom herb has become increasingly popular in the local latitudes. The following instructions explain how the ideal care looks like.

  • Chocolate flower: all about the care of the black cosmos

    If the black cosmos steals the show from other perennial plants in summer, this is not only due to its decorative, dark red flowers, but above all to its beguiling scent of milk chocolate. For this reason, it is also known under the name chocolate flower. Native to the warm climate of Mexico, this perennial plant requires a little more maintenance in winter, but is otherwise fairly easy to care for throughout the year. It can be cultivated for several years both in beds and in tubs.

  • Stevia, sweet herb, Stevia rebaudiana: Care from A-Z

    Stevia is a perennial plant of the daisy family. The plant from South America is known for its enormous sweetening power, since it is around 300 times sweeter than sugar, it is often used as a sugar substitute. In 2011, Stevia was approved as a food additive in the European Union.

  • Oregano, Origanum vulgare: Care from A-Z

    Oregano is a spice that cannot be missing from Italian cuisine. Depending on the species, the Mediterranean herb can be easily cultivated in the garden. Once planted, you can harvest continuously.

  • Daisies, Bellis perennis: care from A-Z

    The first warm rays of sunshine in spring lure the daisy (Bellis perennis) with its colorful pompom flowers to the surface. There, the extremely easy-care perennial bloomers provide lots of little splashes of color.

  • Vervain, Verbena officinalis - profile and pictures

    Verbena is a perennial herb of the verbena family. As a medicinal plant, it is used for diseases in the digestive tract, but it is also said to have a healing effect against depression. Verbena is rarely used in the kitchen because it contains too many bitter substances.

  • Stinging nettle, Urtica dioica: care instructions

    It is actually incomprehensible why nettles are so unpopular in the garden and are often even fought against. Because it can be cultivated well, the care is easy and the herb can be used both as a good fertilizer and in the kitchen.

  • Summer Savory, Satureja spec.: Care Instructions

    Savory is a popular herb garden spice that, as the name suggests, goes perfectly with all bean dishes. When it comes to care, a distinction must be made between the annual summer savory (Satureja hortensis) and the perennial winter savory (Satureja montana).

  • Thyme, Thymus vulgaris - profile and pictures

    Thyme is a perennial plant from the mint family. Since the ingredient thymol contained in the plant has antibacterial properties, thyme is used for numerous diseases. Because of its unique taste and because it ensures that high-fat dishes are digested more easily, it is one of the most popular kitchen herbs.

  • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare: care instructions

    Fennel is both a vegetable and a spice plant. There is the bulbous or vegetable fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum) and the spice fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). With the exception of overwintering, however, there are no major differences in care.

  • Marigold, Calandula officinalis: care instructions

    The marigold is a decorative plant that belongs in every garden. There are different varieties with different color variations or flower shapes that are eye-catching. The plant makes few demands on care.

  • Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia - care

    The Mexican sunflower, botanically Tithonia rotundifolia, is a lush summer flower. Characteristic are their bright, orange flowers, which are often compared to a torch. There are different varieties of Tithonia with different growth heights. Unfortunately, the Mexican beauty with its bright flowers cannot hibernate. It belongs to the annual plants. If you fall in love with the plant, you unfortunately have to reseed it every year.

  • Quiver flowers, Cuphea - profile, care and wintering

    Quiver flowers set surprising accents in the bed, on the balcony and the windowsill with their distinctive tubular flowers. The Mexican floral beauties add exotic flair to your design plan for indoors and outdoors. With their lush appearance and never-ending bloom time, Cuphea are much more than a floral vehicle for classic perennials. The following profile summarizes all wonderful attributes. You can find out here how to properly care for the pretty cigarette flowers and how to overwinter them successfully.

  • Candle knotweed, Bistorta amplexicaulis - care and list of varieties

    For all gardeners who are looking for an easy-care and adaptable perennial for the garden that also brings color to the beds, the candleweed (Bistorta amplexicaulis) is just the thing. Between July and October, its erect pseudo-spikes adorn beds and borders above lush green foliage. Candle knotweed requires only a minimum of care. Uncontrolled growth - as is the case with many other knotweed species - is not to be feared with the candle knotweed.

  • Gold dust plant, Mecardoni 'Gold Dust' - profile and care

    Quite inconspicuous at first glance, the gold dust plant Mecardoni 'Gold Dust' unfolds its full splendor throughout the summer until the first frost. That's when this grateful bed and balcony flower has a cushion-like, creeping growth, covered with countless small, bright yellow flowers. These filigree yellow flowers can be seen from afar and look equally good in hanging baskets, window boxes or as ground cover. Unfortunately it is not hardy.

  • Congo Lieschen, Niamniam Balsam, Impatiens niamniamensis - care

    With its eye-catching and at the same time bizarre flowers, the Congo Lieschen, also known as the parrot's beak flower, sets colorful accents almost all year round. Due to the lack of winter hardiness, the plant, which belongs to the jumping herbs, is only cultivated in tubs or pots and overwintered frost-free. It is evergreen, perennial, well branched and succulent. Nevertheless, it is relatively rare as a houseplant, although it is very easy to care for.

  • Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus - sowing and care in the garden

    For a long time, the Sweet William was considered old-fashioned and was only cultivated in cottage gardens. But now the pretty flower is experiencing a renaissance. Lovers and flower lovers have not only rediscovered them for the garden, but also create beautiful flower arrangements in tubs on the balcony and terrace with the fragrant perpetual bloomer. Here you can find out everything you need to know about sowing, growing and caring for the Sweet William.

  • Tiger grass, zebra grass care - information on planting, cutting & wintering

    The different varieties of Chinese reed, which also includes tiger grass (Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus), are still a rare sight in our gardens. But there are more and more plant lovers who appreciate the charm of grasses. Among the ornamental grasses, the zebra reed is a downright beauty, because its green leaves are adorned with yellowish horizontal stripes, from which the common name is derived. Due to its easy care, the zebra grass is also suitable for beginners.

  • Shrub Veronica, Hebe, Veronica Plant - Varieties and Care Instructions

    Succulent, colorful leaves and a large number of racemose flowers - these are the distinguishing features of the shrub veronica, which is enjoying increasing popularity in our gardens, terraces and balconies. Due to its diversity of species, the evergreen plant offers numerous possibilities for garden design and inspires with its low maintenance requirements. Unfortunately, the cultivation of the beautiful plant also has a small catch, because it is only conditionally hardy.

  • Snowflake flower, Bacopa, Chaenostoma cordatum - everything for care

    As a perennial bloomer, the snowflake flower Chaenostoma cordatum knows how to put itself in the limelight. Be it as a creeping ground cover in the garden or hanging in hanging baskets and window boxes. A multitude of bright white, pink or lilac snowflake-like flowers push themselves over the green foliage from May to October and make this plant a real eye-catcher. The snowflake flower, which is also commercially available under the name Bacopa, is relatively adaptable and easy to care for.

  • Clematis, wild species, Clematis macropetala - profile and care

    The trivial name of Clematis macropetala is: large-flowered alpine clematis. And this is exactly where the peculiarity of this plant genus lies. The buttercup family is closely related to Clematis alpina, but captivates with its 10 cm large, bell-shaped flowers. The perennial grows effortlessly on fences and stone walls. With a length of more than 3 m, the shoots are a visual eye-catcher. Passionate hobby gardeners only have to put in a little effort to meet the needs of clematis.

  • Hammerbush, Cestrum - varieties, care and wintering

    The hammer shrub, lat. cestrum, belongs to the nightshade family and is therefore poisonous. As a tropical plant, it does not survive our winters outdoors. The most well-known is the Mexican Hammerbush, which not only blooms for a very long time, but also tolerates the German climate better than its conspecifics. Cestrum enchants hobby gardeners with its beautiful flowers in strong colors. The most common varieties are the Mexican and the Red Hammerbush with their intense red flowers.

  • Blue fan flower, Scaevola aemula - varieties, care and propagation

    The blue fan flower is one of the permanently flowering plants. From the beginning of May until well into October, the evergreen perennial delights the observer with lush, dense flowers. With their long shoots, the plants add color to the rock garden. And in hanging baskets they conjure up a picturesque atmosphere on the terrace and balcony. The plants from Australia are easy to care for, but their need for sunlight and water should not be underestimated.

  • White Jasmine, Summer Jasmine, Solanum laxum/Jasminoides - care

    White jasmine is an attractive plant that easily climbs garden fences and trellis with its long stems. With a growth height of over 3 m, the South American nightshade plant is anything but inconspicuous. The heavy scent of the white flowers attracts many butterflies and bumblebees from March to late September. Summer jasmine is not a perennial that can be left to its own devices in summer. For successful cultivation, some requirements must be met.

  • Blue daisy, Brachyscome iberidifolia - care of the perennial bloomer

    The blue daisy is a perpetual bloomer, which is a welcome sight on the balcony and in the garden thanks to its distinctive blooms. The robust daisy family has nothing in common with the native daisy. Only the shape of the flower is reminiscent of the well-known, white-yellow meadow flowers from our childhood. The cultivation of the beautiful ornamental plants is simple, specialist knowledge or a green thumb is not necessary. Brachyscome iberidifolia forgives many care mistakes and regenerates quickly due to the strong growth.

  • Liver balm, Ageratum houstonianum - care from A-Z

    Liver balsam, botanically Ageratum houstonianum, is a member of the daisy family. Its homeland are the tropical areas of Central and South America. Because of the long flowering period from May to the first frost in autumn, the plant is very popular with many hobby gardeners as a bed border and for pots and tubs. The bushy tubular flowers in blue, pink and white shine from afar and form velvety flower cushions with a charm all of their own.

  • Magnificent candle, prairie candle, Gaura/Oenothera lindheimeri - information on care

    The prairie candle, botanically Oenothera lindheimeri or Gaura lindheimeri, is also known as the prairie candle. Their homeland is southern North America. The deciduous perennial belongs to the evening primrose family. Flowering from June to the first frost, the plants reach a height of 50 to 150 cm. The name Gaura comes from the Greek gauros and means pride. And Gaura lindheimeri proudly presents its countless flowers on the long panicles.

  • Princess flower, violet tree, Tibouchina urvilleana - care information

    Her original homeland is far away Brazil. There, the princess flower, also known as the violet tree, reaches imposing heights of four meters and more. Usually, the Tibouchina urvilleana is used as a tub plant in this country. However, it also occurs as a room culture, but then it is much more delicate and compact. Typical are the opulent, colorful flowers in strong purple tones and their anthers. Due to their curved shape, these resemble small hooks or claws.

  • Black-eyed Susanne, Thunbergia alata - breeding and care

    The black-eyed susan, a climbing plant with decorative small flowers, is becoming increasingly popular in gardens in these latitudes. It cuts a fine figure not only in the garden, but also in the kitchen. The actually annual, non-poisonous plant can be overwintered in a bucket and is therefore easy to cultivate for families with small children and pets. It is very decorative in the garden as a summer privacy screen in front of a fence or on the terrace and balcony in a bucket or hanging in a hanging basket.

  • Spider flower, Cleome spinosa - cultivation, care and wintering

    Because of the name, many hobby gardeners may shy away from cultivating the exotic spider flower in their own garden.But once it has arrived, nobody wants to be without the pretty late bloomer that beautifies the autumn garden. Unfortunately, the graceful plant, whose stamens grow out of the flowers and resemble spider legs, is poisonous and should therefore be avoided by families with young children. The spider plant is an annual plant and cannot be overwintered in a bucket.

  • Hempflower, Ceanothus - varieties and care instructions

    The greatest ornament of the sackbush are its bright blue, violet, pink or white inflorescences, which are very similar to those of the butterfly bush. When it comes to the flowering time, many varieties of the sackflower are more of a late bloomer, because their colorful flowers only appear from August to October. Depending on the variety, the shrub or standard tree is 30 to 250 cm high and is a real eye-catcher in the garden and in the bucket. In addition, it is not poisonous.

  • Lantana, Lantana camara - care, cutting and propagation

    The lantana Lantana camara is a master when it comes to long-lasting flowers, because it blooms from May to October. Its exotic flowers are anything but monotonous, they bloom in a wide variety of colors and change them during flowering. With growth heights of up to 200 cm and alongside other sun worshipers, it conjures up southern flair on terraces and balconies. The only downside is the strong toxicity in all parts of the plant.

  • Montbretien, Crocosmia - care information, varieties and overwintering

    They are native to the mountainous regions of South Africa. Montbretia are also impressive in our latitudes with their blaze of colour. Their wild forms grow in southern Europe and Ireland. Crocosmia flowers between July and October. In a warm and sunny spot, the plant will grow to a height of four feet. In order for the beauty of the Montbretia to develop fully, the plants need care in the spring and summer months. With good preparation, the outdoor beauties get through the winter.

  • Carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua - profile and care instructions

    With the carob tree, the floral magic of the Orient finds its way into your conservatory and on the summer balcony. The decorative flower and fruit ornamental tree convinces with an impressive look and diverse forms of use. This profile will familiarize you with the unique properties of the fascinating Ceratonia siliqua. If the carob tree has cast its spell on you, our practice-tested care instructions will provide you with all the relevant precautions for successful and profitable cultivation.

  • Bishop's Cap Cactus, Astrophytum myriostigma - care

    The bishop's cap (Astrophytum myriostigma) is a cactus plant with special properties. Spherical in young plants, it assumes a cylindrical shape by the age of two. The spherical shape is very reminiscent of bishop's hats, hence the name. This cactus has no spines, but is covered with tiny, silvery woolly tufts. After three years at the earliest, bright yellow-red flowers 5 - 7 cm in size crown it continuously from March to October.

  • Gentian tree, gentian shrub, Solanum rantonnetii - care & overwintering

    Whether blue potato tree or shrub and blue nightshade, the ornamental gentian tree has many names by which it is known to hobby gardeners. The blue flowers are reminiscent of the gentian, the plant can be cultivated as a shrub or as a tree with a high trunk, and it is usually also available as such. Since the graceful plant is not hardy and does not tolerate frost at all, it has to move to a winter quarters in winter and should therefore not be cultivated in the garden bed but in a bucket to be able to overwinter more easily.

  • Ranunculus shrub, Kerria japonica - care instructions

    The ranunculus shrub - also known as Kerria japonica - is easy to care for and an eye-catcher at the same time. Ideally suited for beginners, only little effort is required for its culture in tubs or outdoors and no green fingers are required. However, targeted propagation and the right cut require the right knowledge - and you can find that here. Golden-yellow blossoms in spring and late summer add cheerful dashes of color to the garden or balcony. Dense and fast-growing shoots protect as a hedge from prying eyes. The culture is simple. The ranunculus shrub combines several advantages. But what to do if brown spots appear or the leaves dry up? Interesting information and practical tips about the Kerrie can be found here.

  • Torch lily, Kniphofia - location, care and pruning

    The beauty of the torch lily comes from Africa and is also becoming increasingly popular as an eye-catcher in the gardens in the local latitudes. Because of its blossom, which is reminiscent of a torch, it enriches every garden bed. Many different varieties of Kniphofia therefore enrich the gardens, most of which are evergreen and can grow up to 160 cm high. But even if you don't have a bed available, you don't have to do without the decorative plant, because it can also be cultivated in a bucket on the balcony or terrace.

  • Mandrake, mandrake root, Mandragora officinarum - plant information

    The Mandragora officinarum grows with a basal rosette of leaves from a tuberous root that is usually split two or three times. Since the leaves can grow to over 40 cm long, adult mandrakes can reach diameters of up to 90 cm. The mandrake root resembles the human body in appearance. Therefore, our ancestors believed that she had strong magical powers. From a horticultural point of view, there is hardly any demand for the flowering plant, which is why it is one of the real rarities.

  • Hussar button, Hussar button - sowing and care by Sanvitalia

    The hussar's button is a decorative and easy-care plant with countless small, bright yellow flower heads that stand out clearly against the green foliage. It owes its name to the uniform buttons of the hussars, which the flowers are said to resemble. Due to its size of around 30 cm, Sanvitalia procumbens is also known as a miniature sunflower. The hussar button grows as an annual, decumbent and quickly forms a closed bloom cover, an ideal balcony plant that does not fail to have an effect in the bed.

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