Zhivuchka - an excellent groundcover, forming a dense flowering rug. Only powerful rhizomatous weeds and wheat grass can argue with its endurance
The special properties of the plant
The name zhivuchka justifies its valuable qualities. Having an extraordinary stability and unpretentiousness to bad weather conditions, diseases and the place of growth, the plant very soon takes root and spreads around the site. Ayuga does not allow weeds to develop and almost does not need to be cared for, however, it retains its outfit the entire warm season. The only thing you need to pay attention to is to monitor its uncontrolled reproduction on the site.
Stem zhivuchki upright has a height of from several to 40 centimeters, at the bottom of it are large leaves, and up they are reduced. Flowers are blue, purple, dark blue, yellow, and are collected in false whips.
Today, it is known about more than forty varieties of ayuga, growing in different places of the planet. In its original form zhivuchka blooms bright blue flowers. However, breeders brought a lot of decorative varieties. Between themselves, they differ in stem height, leaf shape, flowering period, color and pattern on the foliage.
Growing creeping zhivuchki
Plant and care for the plant in the open field - the work is not hard. Her seeds for planting can be purchased at any flower shop. They have excellent germination. They can be sown in spring in open ground, when the earth warms up, or before winter, in late autumn.
Plant loves like shady placesand sunny. Quite often, it is planted in tree trunks. Due to the superficial root system, it does not affect the nutrient medium from the soil around its mighty "neighbors".
The best land for a plant is wet fertile loam and cultivated horticultural soils.
The store sells seedlings in the form of outlets. She landed in May, in the second half. The zhivuchka is not afraid of return frosts, tolerates a short fall in temperature - 8−10 C. Plant a plant on a dry warm day at a distance of 25−30 centimeters from each other. Growth point remains on the surface, the ground near the sockets is compacted and watered abundantly, try not to strip the roots. The plant survives well and propagates. Therefore, it is recommended for beginner gardeners.
Creeping especially badly needs watering, if a strong drought lasts more than a month. But young seedlings should be watered regularly in the first seven days after planting.
When choosing a site for planting, avoid passable areas, Ayugi has weak stems, and after damage they do not recover.
The superficial root system is one of the main advantages of a plant among others like it. It is easy to control its spread if you put a restraint in the soil, for example, a curb. It can be stone, metal, plastic.
Combination with other cultures
Because of its rapid proliferation, the tentacle may subject its neighbors to oppression. In this regard, it is very wise to approach its combination with other plants. Low, creeping species will not work here.
With zhivuchkoy well get along with the host, fern, geranium. Very beautiful view of the flower bed is obtained from different varieties of ayuga. It can turn out all-season multi-colored carpet. Designers are advised to grow it as a border along the tracks, as well as in hanging pots.
If the air and the ground are constantly very humid, fungi attack the zucchini, which cause rotting of the roots and the upper part. The plant begins to develop poorly, ceases to bloom, does not release daughter outlets. Leaves turn yellow and fall off. When root rot attacks a plant, its roots become covered with an unpleasant grayish bloom with brown spots.
- All diseased parts should be removed. For this purpose, use sharply-cut knife. Cuts sprinkled with crushed charcoal.
- Surviving plants must be treated with fungicides. The following drugs are used: Champion, Rovral, Kuproskat, Topaz, Profit Gold, Acrobat, Fundazol, Copper sulfate, Bordeaux blend.
Pest Creeping Pests
It has only one pest - these are slugs. They damage the entire upper part completely. To stop their enhanced reproduction, you should seek help from special tools:
- Slugs and snails like constant humidity, often occurring in shady places. To deal with them, it is necessary to use chemical drugs - molluscicides, such as: Meta and Thunderstorm.
- You can use such folk remedies as powdered crushed bitter pepper to pollinate the affected plants, or mustard solution (120-250 g per 10 l of water) for spraying.
- It is possible to prevent pests from moving with the help of chopped egg shells. It crumbles over the leaves of young plants.
Ayuga - a plant that quickly decorates the desired area in the garden. Caring for it is minimal and even a beginner florist can handle it.
Location and soil
This plant feels great not only in sunny places, but also where there is full or partial shadow. Depending on the conditions and quality of the soil, the shades of foliage can vary from green to purple and even bronze.
Easily carries both light arid soils and heavy loamy overmoistened soils. On well-drained, rich soils in slightly shaded, wet areas, designers create amazing compositions of creeping tentacles. In private gardens, planting creeping tentacles is practiced in places where hands do not reach to control weeds.
In case of snowless winters, it easily transfers frosts up to 10 degrees. In regions where there may be more low temperatures, in the period of lack of sufficient snow cover, planting is better covered with brushwood or special covering material.
With a long stay in the open sun requires watering. The size of the leaf plate, in drought conditions decreases. Its colors can lose their individuality.
To create a bright, expressive carpet from a creeping tentacle, you need to remove blue and purple inflorescences. This event does not need to be carried out with white and pink flowers, as they give the landscape composition a special exquisite look against the background of foliage. Maintaining a nutrient, with good drainage, the soil in the wet state allows you to create a continuous coating in areas where it is not possible to carry out constant care.
Top-dressing with a balanced combined fertilizer favorably affects the condition of the plant, decorative effect increases, and the bush grows faster.
The creeping creeper easily reproduces in a vegetative way, this technique is most common and is used in nurseries. Growing seeds, as a rule, is used by breeders when creating new varieties.
Flowering occurs from late April to early July. Pollination is made by bees, although self-pollination is also possible. Seeds of creeping buoys can be carried around the site by ants. In some cases, may begin repeated autumn flowering.
Low-growing groundcover varieties up to 12 centimeters high are especially valued. Their variegated leaves have a particularly decorative form.
- Creeping creeper Variegata - a short, groundcover plant. Perfect for rock gardens. Care is minimal. Prized for creamy yellow, variegated foliage color. Often planted as a background carpet to highlight bright spots when other species bloom. The blue flowers of this creeping species are usually removed. In bright sun conditions, a pronounced tricolor color disappears. Clear boundaries between bright greens and silvery-creamy areas on the leaves are erased in bright sunshine.
Atropurpurea (Atropurpurea) - a type of zhivuchki with dark brick foliage, shaded purple hues. Species feature - decorative compactness. The bush, despite the absence of creeping side shoots, without losing its neat shape, grows extremely quickly.
Using zhivuchki in garden design
Zhivuchki - versatile plants for filling large spaces. They feel great with any neighbors: powerful and large will go around and grow in a free space, and small ones can be crushed for themselves. To protect the grass against the onslaught of prairie, it is better to initially treat it with a herbicide, but small annual weeds and even dandelions in the survivors cannot survive. Of course, in the first year after planting, when the plants have not yet gained strength, they need weeding. They are quite resistant to trampling, but, of course, you should not make a path out of them.
Another hypostasis zhivuchek - a great cover for bulbous. Spring trifle is unlikely to break through the dense clumps, but larger ones — bows, lilies — completely. It turns out a double benefit: in spring the zhivuchka blooms, then large bulbous ones appear, then, after their flowering and dying, a bright carpet remains - neither weeding nor problems with empty soil. And onion bulging, if necessary, is quite simple, because the zhivuchka will quickly delay the "excavation".
The exception, perhaps, are varieties Arctic Fox and Metallica Crispa. When landing in Spartan conditions, they form a dense turf and crawl very slowly, non-aggressively. Suitable for planting in rock gardens and among quite delicate plants, they will not crush them, and only benefit from the neighborhood with the stone.
Planting and care
Put zhivuchki can be almost the entire season. If you aim to plant large areas with zhivuchka, then over the summer you can grow a square meter from one small pot with a seedling. To do this, zhivuchku need to carefully feed and regularly seat outlets. They are planted almost without digging so that the buds are at the level of the soil. After landing two weeks requires regular watering.
Care is weeding in the year of planting and watering. On poor soils, if fast growth of plants is required, they can be fed with complex fertilizer (according to the season) once a month.
To care can also include limiting the growth of curtain. If around grow large perennials occupying a large area, like a host, then this question does not arise. If the environment is pretty openwork, then zhivuchki strive to fill all around, and 1-2 times during the season have to remove excess growth.
Problems and solutions when growing zhivuchek
Almost no problems with zhivuchkami. Grow without care, multiply themselves. There is one peculiarity: sometimes self-seeding happens in varietal clumps. It does not repeat the varietal characteristics and is often stronger than the variety itself. Usually it is just a green or purple-leaved plant that can suppress a varietal or spoil the appearance of the rug with its color. Such self-seeding should be removed as soon as possible, until it has grown and is not confused with varietal shoots.
Sometimes it also happens that variegated varieties form reverse green sockets. They also need to be removed, as they will successfully compete with a weaker varietal plant.
Brief description and common species
Perennial plant - creeping tentacle, or ayuga, belongs to the family of spruce. It grows up to 30 cm in height. Small flowers are located on an erect stem, adorned with broad leaves.
The plant got its name for its unpretentious temper. It is drought tolerant, grows on stony ground as on fertile soil. Occurs in deciduous forests, sunny glades and even among dense shrubs.
To date, there are more than 40 varieties of creeping zhivuchki that grow in different parts of the planet. In its original form, the plant was remembered by people with bright blue flowers. But, thanks to the work of breeders, new decorative options have appeared. They mainly differ in the following features:
- plant height
- leaf shape
- flowering period
- color of buds
- drawing on the leaves.
On the provided photos of creeping creeper, you can clearly see these differences.
The most famous variety used by gardeners is Atropurpurea. It has glossy brown wrinkled leaves with a bronze tint. They form flower carpets 8 cm high and are light-loving plants.
View Burgundy Glow (Burgundy Glow) different leaves of small size, which come in different colors. Depending on the soil and light, they shimmer in red, brown or lilac. The tenacious Burgundy Glow grows well under the shade of shrubs or trees.
The original variety zhivuchki - Multicolor (Multicolor). The bright purple leaves, on which red, orange and yellow spots are visible, change color depending on the light. In the shady part of the garden, green or pinkish stains appear on the green leaves.
Variety of creeping creeping - Variegata has grayish-green leaves framed with a cream border. Truly a work of art!
Dark purple shiny serrated leaves are characteristic of the variety - Black Scallop (Black Scallop). Blooms such zhivuchka blue. If it gets a lot of light, the leaves darken over time.
Despite the fact that the zhivuchka grows well in shady places and in the light, it is better to avoid areas under the scorching sun. Ideal - under sprawling shrubs.
Highlight of landscape design
Experienced gardeners use zhivuchku to create different compositions. It decorates shaded areas, turning them into a haven for recreation. Against the backdrop of tall trees and spreading shrubs, zhivuchka like a soft carpet, which attracts the eye. And in harmony with other garden flowers, masters create magnificent compositions. In the photo creeping zhivuchki in landscape design all its charms are clearly visible.
It is an excellent addition in areas where lawn grass does not grow or dries. The original base for the alpine slide and zest at the trunks of majestic trees. Those who have ever been in a garden adorned with a creeping little bug will want to return there again.
Description of the plant, its known varieties and varieties
High ability to survive - the main quality of zhivuchki, or ayugi, as it sounds in Latin its botanical plant. In nature, a ground cover grows in forests and meadows of a warm climate zone. General description of the plant:
- Perennial with creeping, long stems capable of rooting.
- Height zhivuchek 10-50 cm.
Attention! The zhivuchka plant tends to crawl quickly and inhibit the crops growing alongside. Therefore, its landing must be carefully planned.
Popular species and varieties
Gardeners use in open ground only a small part of the many types of zhivuchki. The most famous of them are as follows.
Creeping survivor - a species that has gained popularity due to the huge variety of leaf color. Moreover, their color stands firmly throughout the season. In the photo taken in spring and autumn, they are no different. This property allows planting plants as a bright spot on the site. Common varieties:
- Multicolor with bright purple leaves with yellow, orange and scarlet blotches,
- Black Skellop with purple beet leaves,
- Chocolite Chip with purple foliage,
- Bengal fire endowed with dark green foliage with scarlet divorces,
- Sparkler - leaves are small with pinkish-white strokes.
Pyramidal zhizuchka - this species is distinguished by rather large, serrated and covered with long pile leaves. Plant height up to 25 cm, peduncles up to 10 cm. The stems are rather fragile, therefore, the planting and care of the species should be done very carefully. Popular varieties:
- Crisp - a plant with large, green, compressed leaves. The flowers are blue.
- Lunar Landing - variety stands out with yellow flowers.
Geneva zhivuchka - plant up to 40 cm tall. Flowers on plants of this species may have a white, blue or pink color. Leaves are without scapes, elliptical, with sharp teeth. The advantage of the form - the shoots are not able to creep away, which greatly facilitates the care of the plant. The reproduction of Geneva zhivuchki best done by dividing the bush.
Hi zhivuchka - in open ground, the plant stems rise 20 cm above the ground. The flowers are yellow with purple splashes. Located on the tops of the stems. The lower tongue is much larger than the upper one.
Laxman's zhivuchka - Of all the variety stands out long silver leaves.
How to plant a plant in the garden and care for it
Planting zhivuchki in the open field is absolutely no difficulty. The name of this plant speaks for itself. It is able to survive in almost any conditions. Все сорта растут и хорошо развиваются как на солнце, так и в тени, поэтому место можно подобрать в любом уголке сада.
К составу почвы все сорта живучки также нетребовательны. Кустики замечательно себя чувствуют при выращивании и на легких почвах, и на тяжелых. If we talk about a suitable time for planting, then it can be done in spring, summer and autumn, that is, throughout the season.
The procedure itself landing zhivuchki goes like this:
- Bush, located in a temporary container, intended for sale, well watered.
- Together with a lump of earth, roots are carefully removed.
- The plant is planted in a suitable-sized hole.
- The remaining free space is covered with earth.
- A little tamped landing.
Care for zhivuchku also simple. The main thing - to ensure frequent watering. And in hot periods, it is better to do with cool water. Purely flower stalks and dried leaves should be removed purely for aesthetic purposes.
How to propagate the plant and which fertilizer is best used for feeding
Reproduction of zhivuchki in the open ground is very simple - the vegetative method, that is, periodically growing rosettes. They are separated and transferred to the planned site. Where planted in groups or one by one.
When planting sockets, be sure to keep the growth point at the top, otherwise the plant will not survive. The distance between the bushes should be about 15 cm. Planted on a new place, the plants grow quickly and fill the free space.
At first, young plants require daily watering. Gradually, its frequency is reduced.
Seed propagation is not practiced by florist. Plants obtained by this method do not retain most of the qualities.
Growing zhivuchki includes periodic fertilization in the soil. Most of all the plant loves organic matter: manure, peat, compost, ash. It is possible to apply fertilizer simply sprinkling it on a bed in a dry form. The introduction of phosphorus-potassium mineral supplements is also included in the care. These fertilizers are best combined with watering.
The combination of zhivuchki in the garden with other cultures. Known plant diseases and pests
Growing fast, zhivuchka can oppress neighbors. Therefore, its combination with other plants must be approached correctly. Low, creeping cultures are not suitable here.
Do not suffer from the neighborhood hosts, ferns, geraniums. Looks great combination of different varieties of zhivuchek on one flowerbed. This way you can create a multi-season multi-colored carpet. Designers recommend growing the plant as a border along the paths, and also as an ampelous plant in hanging pots.
Due to the presence of special substances in the juice, the zhivuchka practically does not get sick. However, when overwetting the soil can develop rot. Of the pests that can attack the plant, it can be noted slugs. They damage leaves, stems and flowers. To stop their enhanced reproduction resort to the help of special chemicals.
Zhizuchka - a plant that can quickly decorate the desired area in the garden. She requires minimal care, so absolutely anyone, even an inexperienced grower, can cope with its growing.
To date, there are about 45 species of auga, which can be found in different parts of the world. Initially, the plant was remembered for its bright blue flowers, but breeders did not stop there and brought out different varieties. So today there is a wide selection of creeping zhivuchki: gardeners have made not only change the color of the flowers themselves, but even the leaves.
- Atropurpurea (Ajuga reptans Atropurpurea) - According to the description, this species has leaves of an unusual violet-brown color, the flowers are dark blue. It usually grows up to 15-20 cm in height. With proper care, actively blooms from May to June.
- Multicolor (Ajuga reptans Multicolor) - A feature of this variety is in the leaves. At first glance it may seem that the plant is all burned, but it is not. In fact, its leaves are not monochromatic, but spotty: yellow, pink, light green spots are visible on a dark green leaf. The flowers are dark blue.
- Variegata (ajuga reptans variegata) - in this variety, the leaves are edged with a creamy-white stripe, they themselves are more rounded than elongated. Leaving required minimum.
- Chocolate Chip - this zhivuchki the smallest leaves (only 3-4 cm in length), and they have an unusual color - chocolate brown. Peduncles are low, but are located tightly to each other.
- Burgundy Glow (Ajuga reptans Burgundy Glow) - The color of the leaf of this variety zhivuchki can not be found in any other plant. The center of the leaf is green, smoothly turning into a purple-magenta border, and the edges of the leaf are pinkish-white. In addition, the flowers can be different colors.
- Black Scallop (Ajuga reptans Black Scallop) - In this variety, the leaves are large, wavy with jagged edges, brown in color.
How to plant zhivuchku
To plant ayuga, no special skills are needed. This plant is so unpretentious and tenacious that no matter how inept you are in gardening, it will germinate anyway.
- Creeping creeper grows well in full shade and in the light (but still try to avoid areas with direct sunlight). Excellent will grow under shrubs.
- She feels good on any soil, but prefers loam and sandy loam.
Planting and reproduction of auga (video)
- It requires at least a minimum amount of precipitation. May suffer drought within a month. But it is necessary to water just planted seedlings or seeds for at least the first week. At first, they need good care.
- Do not plant a zhivuchku in places where it may be walking or walking animals. This plant is very sensitive to mechanical stress. The fragility of the stalks is noticeable even in the photo.
How to care for zhivuchkoy
Caring for ayuga will not cause any special difficulties:
- Water several times a month.
- Every spring, it is advisable to apply universal fertilizer to the soil.
- If you do not want the plant to grow, then just weed it, removing excess shoots. Fortunately, there are no pitfalls in the form of hard-to-reach roots.
- Of pests ayugu is only disturbed by slugs and garden snails, who love to feast on juicy foliage. However, it is very easy to get rid of them: pour the soil with lime mortar, and uninvited guests will leave.
Using zhivuchki in landscape design
Zhivuchka - the perfect ornamental plant, is very often used in landscape design. In addition, it is great as a background for a photo.
- Look great in flowerbeds.
- Feels good on the slopes, among the stones.
- For her fit curb landing along the tracks.
- She will be an excellent inhabitant of rock garden.
- It will look great in the foreground in the flower garden.
- It looks advantageous in the composition of conifers.
- It is appropriate to plant the plant on the shore of a reservoir, under tall plants.
- Since this is an evergreen plant, it is suitable for the winter garden.
- It can be grown in purchased or independently made containers.
- The zhivuchku can successfully plant inaccessible shaded places (near-bar circles, corners of fences).
- Due to the fact that the plant has medicinal properties, it is wonderful to take root in the medicinal beds.
Compatibility with other plants
Because of the unusual and non-monochromatic color of the leaves, it is better to plant the zhivuchka next to monochromatic plants. It should also be remembered that ayugu is attributed to aggressor plants (it easily conquers territory from small flowers), therefore, it is better to choose plants that can “defend” their territory as neighbors. Zhizuchka well with the following plants:
If you do not have augi in the garden, correct this error immediately! As you can see, this plant is only a pleasure: with its beautiful view, and ease of grooming and reproduction, and wide compatibility with other plants. Planting zhivuchku, you will get the most unpretentious and one of the most beautiful inhabitants of your flower garden!
Types and varieties of zhivuchki
In the botanical description of creeping tentacles there are 45 species. There are varieties with a variety of leaf color and degree of pubescence. For example, the beloved variety of many gardeners, Metallica Crispa (‘Metallica Crispa’), has dark brown, almost purple, leaves with a metallic sheen. In the forests of Russia, the hairy zhivuchka with bright blue flowers and creeping shoots often occurs. Traditional forest form is not as attractive as the varieties created on its basis.
Zhizuchka Metallica Crisp
The view of the tenor Chios with a height of only 10-20 cm, the shape of the plant resembles a small bush, branching into three stems at the base. Flowers are small, bright yellow with purple splashes. The lower lip of the flower is much larger. Her leaves are small and thin, dark green, covered with down. The zhivuchka gained great popularity from gardeners due to the long flowering period (from May to September), good survival rate on alpine hills and dry slopes.
The structure of the stem is similar to the creeping tentacle, except for the absence of creeping shoots. A plant with a shaggy stem with a height of 30 to 50 cm. The inflorescences are blue, blue or pink. One of the highest representatives of this species is the zhivuchka Helena Zivuranka variety, which reaches up to 50 cm in height. Its distinguishing feature is the absence of creeping shoots. Leaves narrow oblong, flowers of a lilac shade. The zhivuchka Geneva Blue Sea is an excellent groundcover from 10 to 20 cm high, with delicate blue shade flower stalks. Able to grow in highly shaded areas and containers as an ampelous plant. The leaves are elliptical, pubescent, dark green. Inflorescence with bright leafy bracts.
It does not form carpets and grows slowly, but is drought-resistant. The stems are covered with hairs, the leaves are oval, slightly serrated, and upward the stem is in the shape of a regular pyramid. The flowers are rich purple, pink and white. The most beautiful is the dwarf variety Metallica Crispa with brilliant black and green leaves. In the wild is rare, listed in the Red Book. Stems are fleshy and very fragile, require a careful attitude when planting. In the garden it is better to plant it away from the tracks and places for active games.
Zhizuchka Metallica Crisp
Among the wide variety of species there are sun-loving varieties with dark red, almost brown leaves. This is a creeping tenacious Atropurpurea. Creeping variety up to 20 cm tall, dark blue flower stalks. Forms dense pillows.
creeping creeper Atropurpurea
One of the most volatile zhivuchek is creeping burgundy Glou. Leaf color depends on soil composition and light intensity. Meets light green, pinkish-bluish and other shades, with cream veins. If you plant a pink rosette, and then divide it as it grows, you get bushes of all color options. The tenacious Burgundy Glow is probably the most beautiful variety.
Ayuga creeping "Burgundy Glow"
The creeping creeper (Ajuga Reptans) is such a polymorphic and unpretentious plant that allowed it to bring out a large number of hybrids with external characters that are completely different from each other.
Diseases and pests
Ayuga almost never gets sick, except for fungal diseases. Exposed to such a disease the plant is extremely rare, only in very neglected gardens. The only pests of the plant are garden snails and slugs. You can get rid of them by watering the soil with lime mortar or settling in the garden of toads.
Transplantation and reproduction
Cultivation of ayugi is easy for even a not very experienced gardener. Planted young plants in well-moistened soil. If the plant grows in one place for more than five years, it is necessary to make nitrogenous fertilizers and fresh soil.
In March, after the snow melts, you can reproduce by dividing the rosette. You can plant a strongly grown plant from May to September; to do this, it is enough to separate part of the creeping stem with rhizome. Surface rhizome does not require deep loosening, so care for the creeping tenacious in the open field is reduced to periodic watering.
For growing seedlings from seeds, it is better to use planting material from the store, since most varieties are hybrids, daughter plants will not wear all the maternal signs.
Zhivuchki have useful properties and are widely used in traditional medicine as:
- wound healing
- anti-inflammatory agent.
With the help of the plant, such diseases as rheumatism, pulmonary tuberculosis, inflammation of the uterus, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, tonsillitis, gingivitis are treated. When burns use fresh plant juice, it has antimicrobial properties. The plant is a honey plant, but it is not particularly popular with bees.
Zhivuchka in landscape design occupies a leading position. It does not allow weeds to develop and practically does not need to be cared for, keeping the decorative appearance from early spring until the appearance of snow cover, does not suffer from sunburn. Five young rosettes zhivuchki easily occupy an area of 1 sq. M. The popularity of the plant is due to its great varietal diversity, which allows it to be used for any type of flower beds: alpine slides, curb tracks and containers. In areas where, due to strong shading, it is impossible to plant a lawn, creeping varieties of zhivuchka with its unique lilac-blue bloom will feel good.
Ayugu can be grown together with coniferous plants along the banks of a decorative reservoir. As an evergreen plant, it will take its rightful place in the winter garden. Often zhivuchku planted to the fore the perennial flower beds. As an early flowering plant, this species perfectly complements the flower bed with bulbous primroses. Thanks to its groundcovering properties, it sets off high roses well or covers the base of a trellis with clematis. A variety of colors not only colors, but also leaves, allows you to include it in almost any landscape project.
In the landscape, plants occupy all biotopes. Due to its endurance and species diversity, the zhivuchka feels good both in open spaces under direct sunlight and under the shade of fruit trees.
Growing in one place, without degeneration, can for many years. The gardener only needs to track the rapid resettlement of the plant outside the allotted area.
Despite the fact that this plant is not very popular in Russian gardens, planting one bush is difficult to remain indifferent to these bright and unpretentious "islands".