Garden flowers

Galane: vibrant colors


Galana, also called penstemon, is a very pretty perennial that blooms all summer.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Penstemon
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 0.6 to 0.8 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Rather rich and well drained

Flowering : May to October

Easy to grow, here's how to maintain your galanes and prolong flowering.

  • Read also : Penstemon, flowers all summer long

Planting and sowing galane

Purchased in a bucket, you will prefer planting in the spring by respecting a spacing of 30 cm between each plant and by mixing the garden soil with "flowering plants" soil.

  • Plant at least ten feet nearby to have a nice effect
  • Water regularly after planting

Galane in pot:

Galane thrives particularly when grown in pots or containers.

  • Plant in a potting soil for flowering plants.
  • Water regularly at the beginning and then, especially in summer, as soon as the substrate is dry on the surface.
  • Never flood the roots.

Galane seedlings :

Sowing galanes is not easy to achieve and success is not always there.

  • Sow under shelter and in a nursery at the end of winter in a special sowing soil.
  • Place the seedling in the light and at the right temperature, around 18-20 °.
  • Water in fine rain so as to keep the substratum slightly humid.
  • Transplant into a pot after emergence when the plants have formed a few leaves.
  • Put in the ground the following spring.

Galane cuttings

To easily multiply your galanes, the best way is to cuttings in summer. You can even cut the stems cut in the spring.

  • Take cuttings from gallows stems not bearing flowers.
  • Soak the cutting in cutting hormone (this is not necessary but preferable)
  • Plant the galane cutting in a potting soil for cuttings.
  • Keep the soil slightly moist and reduce watering in winter.
  • Protect the cuttings from frost in winter but always in the light.
  • Put in the ground the following spring.

Pruning and maintenance of the galane

Maintaining the galane is easy. Besides a few waterings during the summer, you will hardly have to worry about it.

  • Remove the wilted flowers from the galanas as you go along to induce the arrival of new inflorescences and prolong flowering.
  • Water the foot galane in hot weather, preferably in the evening.
  • A mulching at the foot of the galane can often keep the soil cool and prevent a lot of watering.

In winter, there is no need to cut the foliage as it protects the galana from frost. The ideal is to cover it with a thick fallen leaf mulch to protect it from the cold.

Galane is resistant to negative temperatures ranging from -5 ° to -10 ° depending on the variety.

To know about the galane

Native to the vast plains of America, the galane is a very beautiful perennial that bears large floral stems adorned with pretty bell-shaped flowers. Often compared todigital, it even happens that confuses them.

Also called penstemon, there are more than 250 varieties of galanas with as many different colors, shapes and heights.

The colors of galanes which predominate the most are red, purple or even yellow.

Among the interesting varieties of galans we note:

  • Penstemons barbatus: cherry red
  • Penstemon ‘Evelyn’: pale pink.
  • Penstemon ‘Garnet’: raspberry red.
  • Penstemon heterophyllus: lavender blue
  • Penstemon ‘Hidcote Pink’: pink
  • Penstemon ‘Midnight’: purple
  • Penstemon "Souvenir of Adrien Régnier": pink
  • Penstemon ‘Snow storm’: white
  • Penstemon 'White Bedder': white

Smart tip about galane

You can also cut a few flowering stems of galanas and put them in a vase, as they are perfect for this.

Video: Vibrant autumn color splashes Song Mountain in Upstate NY (October 2020).