Winter bloomers for boxes and tubs - curtain up for blooms in the snow
Winter bloomers astonish us with their blossoms in the midst of ice and snow. The following balcony plants cannot be prevented by freezing frost from creating a flower dress in the box and tub:
- These balcony plants take off in May - flower-rich tips for boxes and pots
- Automatically water balcony plants - these tips work
- These balcony plants bloom in autumn - thankful autumn bloomers for boxes and tubs
|Winter blooming balcony plants for boxes and pots||botanical name||Stature||blossoms||Heyday||suitable for||Specialty|
|Winter heather 'Kramer's Red'||Erica darleyensis||30 to 40 cm||rose-red bud flowers||December to April||Box and bucket||nice in combination with winter heather 'White Perfection'|
|Christmas rose 'Praecox'||Helleborus niger||15 to 25 cm||white bowls||November to April||Balcony box||After a winter season, transplant into the bed|
|Pansy||Viola tricolor||10 to 20 cm||numerous shades||October to March||Balcony box||blooms continuously in mild winter|
|Winter jasmine||Jasminum nudiflorum||250 to 300 cm||yellow, simple flowers||December to March||bucket||Climbing aid required|
|Mediterranean snowball 'Gwenllian'||Viburnum tinus||100 to 130 cm||spherical, white-pink flower umbels||November to April||bucket||flowers in a sheltered location with light winter protection|
Fruit decorations and evergreen leaves - a picturesque duo for the winter balcony
We do not want to withhold one of the most beautiful balcony plants for winter decoration. The red carpet berry (Gaultheria procumbens) inspires with shiny, evergreen and very distinctive leaves, which are decorated with red berries in winter. In the course of winter, the dense foliage turns bronze-red, which ensures floral moments of happiness in the box and tub.
Filigree and frost hardy - ornamental grasses for the wintry balcony
Wintergreen and evergreen ornamental grasses fill in gaps or stand out as solitaires. In the creative design plan for the winter time on the balcony, the distinctive grass heads should not be missing. We have put together recommended species and varieties for you below:
- White Japanese Sedge (Carex morrowii): evergreen, white-edged culms, well hardy; 30-40 cm
- Blue fescue 'Bergsilber' (Festuca cinerea): blue-green grass heads with a silvery sheen; 10-30 cm
- Small pampas grass 'Evita' (Cortaderia selloana): decorative solitaire for the winter tub; 60-150 cm
Winter-resistant ornamental grasses are characterized by their uncomplicated care. Since the stalks continuously evaporate water, please water regularly on mild days, even during winter. You can easily comb out evergreen grass with gloved hands in spring. Only evergreen, deciduous ornamental grasses are cut back in March to a hand's breadth above the substrate.
The information on frost hardness of up to - 40 degrees Celsius suggest a winter hardiness that is not given on the balcony. In the tub and flower box, the root balls of winter-proof balcony plants are vulnerable to frost. So cover the vessels with fleece, foil or coconut mats. (116.09 € at Amazon *) A foot made of wood or styrofoam wards off freezing frost from below.