We all know the annuals, and the great service that we offer in the garden. Easy to grow and maintain, so overall, they are an invaluable aid to add color to the garden decoration. As you know, these plants there are that go out each season and its life cycle ends with the same. But what you may not know is that some species of annual plants can be autosembrar. That is to say that meet the entire life cycle and end up the same sowing their own seeds in the ground to continue perpetuándose.
The alder sea, or Lobularia maritima is a plant that forms thick carpets that are coated flower. In addition, its flowers have a soft scent of vanilla. With the purpose of the plant is autosiembre we will choose from rustic varieties or open-pollinated. The hybrid varieties are sterile.
The cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, is remarkable for the blue colour of their flowers. Plays with great ease.
The Asperula orientalis is another example. It is often considered a wild flower. And by the way they love the rabbits.
The California poppy, Eschscholzia Californica, is very easy to grow and has no problems to reproduce by itself.
The carraspique or basket of silver, Iberis sempervirens, is an annual plant of cold climate that you plant early and blooms before the heat of the summer.
The genus Clarkia is home to some 40 species of annual plants originating, for the most part, of the area to the west of north America. There are also some species native to South america, as the Clarkia tenella. In cold climates it is grown in early the spring. In places of hot climate it can be planted in autumn and can flower during the winter.
Beautiful Diana or eye of a poet, Coreopsis tinctoria, is a asterácea that blooms in the spring and summer. According to climates may behave as annual or perennial.
The cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus, is another asterácea and its origin is located in Mexico. Its flowers are very showy and attract bees and other pollinators.
Flax, Linum, in addition to its useful fibers to form fabrics also has a nice bloom of pale blue or white. In some species, also can be yellow.
The forget-me-not china, Cynoglossum amabile, is reproduced easily and neatly. Its blue flowers are very striking.
Black-eyed susan, Rudbeckia hirta, provides us with a great amount of varieties from which to choose. The rudbeckias annual bloom more than the perennial varieties and with larger flowers.
The genre Consolidates offers some 40 species with blooms very interesting. They are herbaceous plants with a stem erect. Its seeds are coated with a hard film, is required scarification to germinate. Leave a night to soak and scrape with a sharp knife or sandpaper.
The spider plant, Nigella damascus, it is a rustic plant resistant and is cultivated for its colorful flowers. Depending on the variety, can be yellow, blue, purple, lilac, pink or white. Ideal for borders and floral arrangements. Produce some peculiar pods which contain the seeds.
Malope trifida is a herbaceous plant of the family of the malváceas. It is native to the western Mediterranean and its large flowers, 5-8 cm in diameter, are edible.
Melampodium is a genus of tropical plants native to America. They are relatives of the sunflower although of much lower height. Are perfect for the drier areas of the garden.
The genus Reseda is composed of around 70 species. Although their flowering period is not very striking plant exudes a gentle scent of honey very nice. Needs sun and fertile soil.
The portulaca or portulaca flower, Portulaca grandiflora, is a succulent plant of creeping growth. Need soils sandy soils and full sun, the flowers are closed when they are in shadow.
The nasturtium, Tropaelum majus, is a creeping plant of south american origin. Has a long flowering summer. Its flowers, and the rest of the plant, are edible. Although if you want to autosiembre will need to allow some flowers to make seeds.
The calendula or marigold, Calendula officinalis, is also a flower is edible. We also need to leave enough flowers on the plant to ensure the autosembrado.
The zarandaja, Lablab purpureus, produce a few pods edible color purple. Let it go to seed enough pods so the plant can reproduce. Or save them for planting the following season if you live in an area of harsh winters.
Euphorbia marginata, commonly called with names such graphics as a bridal veil or snow on the mountain, stands out for its bracts white to make it seem that is always in bloom.
The cleome, or the leg of a cow, Cleome spinosa, grows up to 90-120 cm in height. Its flowers are grouped in an inflorescence. If we plant varieties of the different colors in the next season we will get mixed colors as the cleome is a plant of cross-pollination.
The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is a climbing plant that produces a bloom very aromatic. It is also a flower of cross pollination so they can give us many surprises.
The Verbena bonariensis is native to tropical areas of South america. It is very attractive to butterflies. Put a good collar on the ground to protect the seed until germination.
Gilia is a genus of about 50 species of american plants. Thrive in dry soil and sandy. Its flowers produce a lot of nectar so are very attractive to bees.
Nicotiana sylvestris is a close relative of tobacco. Produces tubular flowers very fragrant, especially in the evening to the fall of the sun. This scent is their way of attracting pollinators. The leaves are simple and somewhat sticky. Its flowers produce a large quantity of small seeds.