Galane: Vibrant Colors


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

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

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: penstemon
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Type: Perennial

: 0.6 to 0.8 m
Exposure: Sunny and half-shade
Ground: Rather rich and well drained

Flowering: May to October

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Planting and sowing of the galane:

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

  1. Plant at least ten feet nearby to have a nice effect
  2. Water regularly after planting

Galane in pot:

The gallanis is particularly pleasing when grown in a pot or tray.

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

Sowing of galane:

The sowing of galanes is not easy to achieve and success is not always at the rendezvous.

  1. Sow under shelter and in nursery at the end of winter in a special potting soil.
  2. Place the seedling in light and at a good temperature, around 18-20°.
  3. Water in a light rain so that the substrate remains slightly moist.
  4. Spray in a bucket after emergence when plants have formed some leaves.
  5. Put in the ground the following spring.

Cutting of the galane:

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

  1. Take cuttings on gall stems not carrying flowers.
  2. Dip the cuttings into cutaneous hormone (this action is not necessary but preferable)
  3. Plant the gallanite cuttings in a mold for cuttings.
  4. Keep the soil slightly damp and reduce watering in winter.
  5. Put the cuttings away from frost in winter but always in the light.
  6. Put in the ground the following spring.

Size and maintenance of the galane:

The maintenance of the galane is easy. In addition to a few waterings during the summer, you will have little or nothing to worry about.

  1. Eliminate the faded flowers of the galanes as and when to cause the arrival of new inflorescences and prolong flowering.
  2. Water the foot of the galane in case of hot weather, preferably in the evening.
  3. A mulching at the foot of the galane can often maintain the freshness in the ground and avoid many watering.

In winter, it is useless to cut the foliage because it protects the galan against frost. The ideal is to cover it with a thick mulch of dead leaves to protect it from the cold.

The galan withstands negative temperatures from -5° to -10° depending on the variety.

To know about the galane:

Galane: vibrant colors: galane

Originating from the vast plains of America, the galane is a very beautiful perennial which bears large flower stalks adorned with pretty flowers in the shape of a bell. Often compared todigitalisit even happens that confuses them.

Also called penstemonthere are more than 250 varieties of galanes with as many colors, shapes and different heights.

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

Some interesting varieties of galanes include:

  1. Penstemons barbatus: cherry red
  2. Penstemon 'Evelyn': pale pink.
  3. Penstemon 'Garnet': raspberry red.
  4. Penstemon heterophyllus: lavender blue
  5. Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink': pink
  6. Penstemon 'Midnight': purple
  7. Penstemon 'Souvenir of Adrien Regnier': pink
  8. Penstemon 'Snow storm': white
  9. Penstemon 'White Bedder': white

Smart advice about the galane:

You will also be able to cut some stems in flowers of galanes and put them in a vase, because they lend themselves to it wonderfully.

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