Hósta Tratt. Into the gardening design
M. YU. Karpuhin, kandidat selskohoz. nauk, dotsent kafedry ovoschevodstva im. N. F. Konyaeva, dekan fakulteta agrotehnologiy i zemleustroystva, K. A. Chusovitina, zamestitel dekana po nauchnoy rabote i innovatsiyam f-a agrotehnologiy i zemleustroystva UThe genus name is given in honor of the Austrian physician and botanist N. Host. Currently, there are about 40 species distributed in the Far East, Eastern Asia. Perennial, arts and deciduous plants of the lily family (Liliaceae), a compact or short branched rhizome. Form a rosette of leaves. Unpreten-tious, grow well in the rich, wealthy enough soil moisture, but in moist soil is not suitable. Most species and varieties prefer shady habitats, but tolerate and open space, more light-loving plants with variegat-ed leaves. Under natural conditions, the hosts are growing, under cover of the forest, and require con-stant moderate humidity. The host is a great border plant. It is widely used in landscape construction – group and solitary landing. Used in a variety of floral compositions: mixborders, beds, borders. Re-cently created hosts dwarf varieties that are resistant to high insolation, that can be successfully ap-plied in the design of rocky gardens. It looks great hosts on the emerald green lawn. Host successfully combined with early spring bulbs – crocus, chionodoxa, bluebell. As a groundcover widely used hy-brid variety Ground Master. The leaves are beautiful cut material for bouquets and flower arrange-ments.
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