Despite the fact that astilba was brought to Europe by hunters for strange plants, caring for this introduced exotic is not at all difficult. Many specialized encyclopedias call astilba an ideal plant for novice florists.
A guest from faraway Japan is really very unpretentious and hardy. But why, then, for some flower growers, shade-loving astilbe blooms without problems even in a sunny area, while for others it withers in an ideal openwork shade near a reservoir?
We invite you to understand all the intricacies and tricks of growing astilba together.
The structure, formula of the flower
When describing, special attention is paid to the structure and formula of the buds. A feature is the formation of a simple perianth without the presence of sepals. The corolla consists of 6 petals. Most often they are arranged in two layers. Each of the petals has a stamen, the pistil is located in the center. The formula is written as follows: perianth (3 + 3), stamens (3 + 3), pistil (1).
Planting seeds or grounding bulbs - this is how the liliaceae family propagate. The fruit of an adult plant is a three-membered capsule, which cracks into 3 parts after full ripening.
Individual members form a berry. It is a type of fruit that has many seeds covered with a thick, leathery epicardium. Each grower can collect seeds independently. After that, they can be planted and beautiful specimens can be obtained.
The bright representatives of the family form large single flowers. If the buds are small, then the inflorescence of liliaceae is formed as a brush or umbrella. An example of the formation of an inflorescence of a brush is the flowering of a lily of the valley. The umbellate inflorescence includes the inflorescences of the goose onion.