The hardy and beautiful plant of the telekia

The little sun in the flowerbed is a telekia. This plant can become a beautiful yellow spot in the general color palette of lawn flora.


  • What is Television?
  • Is Telekia Difficult to Grow?
  • How do I use teleki?

What is Television?

Telekia is a herb that is common in Europe. Some of its species grow in Asia Minor. The Caucasus, Europe and Asia are her homeland. The flower is perennial, that is, having planted it once, you can admire flowers that look like a huge chamomile or a small sunflower from year to year. The plant was cultivated at the end of the eighteenth century, and tolerates cold well, which makes it versatile.

The stems are tall and, in some species, exceed a height of one and a half meters. The root system is highly developed, which makes the plant incredibly hardy. A useful detail for those who like not to be in the country for a long time, where droughts occur. You can be absent for a long time not to water the flower beds, but come to the house where you are greeted festively with elegant flowers. Umbrella-shaped inflorescences on erect stems. The marginal and flowers of the inflorescences-baskets are somewhat different from each other in shape and color. The central ones are lighter, the marginal ones have an orange tint.

The basal leaves of the oval-shaped rosette are pointed. They have teeth and are pubescent below. The leaves of the stems have larger denticles. Flowering is abundant and splendid. Individual flowers are collected in elegant "baskets". The diameter of such an inflorescence reaches 12 cm in diameter.

Somewhat similar to elecampane magnificent, but differs in the shape of the leaf. The telekiya leaves are more oval and heart-shaped. The most important difference for the hobby gardener is the much larger amount of seed.

Telekia and flower beds

In the first half of summer, the telekia presents itself as a rosette of beautiful leaves. Those who want their flower bed to be colorful all summer months should plant flowers nearby, the flowering period of which falls on the first half of summer. A lush rosette of leaves only in the second half of summer will show a shoot that will bloom.

It should also be borne in mind that the peduncle that grows out of the outlet will be very high, almost human growth. That is, this plant can be a hedge for the last month of summer and the beginning of autumn, but it will drown out low plants, just close it like a fence. Therefore, flowers on lower cuttings should be planted in front of this hedge. If the telekia grows in a large wide flower bed, then it is obvious that it should be in the center. Or by rare separate bushes to the edges.

How many flowers are there on the plant and how long will this sun please people? In August, the first sunflower-like flower will bloom. A large flower will not be the only one, inflorescences constantly give the following elegant yellow flowers. Lush holiday flowers will bloom heavily throughout August and almost all of September. Telekia is a great option for the August and September flower beds.

Is Telekia Difficult to Grow?

Like all plants on the planet, Telekia loves fertilized soil. The flower will gratefully respond with violent flowering to the introduction of ordinary manure into the soil. However, any organic fertilizers are suitable for her.

The plant is very hygrophilous. Do not be afraid of suppuration of the roots, the telekia will respond with good growth to abundant watering. On moistened soils, the flower grows noticeably higher and more luxuriant. Although it tolerates any weather, it is distinguished by its high survivability. But during the flowering period, it will be wise to water the flower abundantly, because this will affect the beauty of the flower bed. Mulching can effectively help retain moisture. Regular shavings, wood chips, dry grass - all this will help conserve water in the soil.

Shoots that have faded should be removed. Cutting the shoots will not only prevent self-seeding, but also improve the appearance of the flower bed. Large dry branches will noticeably spoil the view, and self-seeding is fraught with flower degeneration.

Are teleki diseases and pests terrible? She's only afraid of slugs. They are difficult to poison and you can severely spoil the soil by etching, so if this attack happens, you will have to collect them by hand.

The flower propagates in two ways:

  • By dividing the bush
  • Seeds

How do I use teleki?

It is worth considering, although telekia grows well in the shade, but she still loves the sun more. It is worth looking for large open areas, large flower beds for planting it. The plant itself is not small, so there is no point in planting it in small flower beds.

If we talk about shady plantings, then it is irreplaceable as a garden decoration. There is a lot of constant shade under the trees, and not many plants can survive in such conditions. But if the garden is not only a source of apples, but also a beautiful resting place for a summer resident, then a flower bed on which a telekia is planted can help out. At the same time, she is not afraid of the bright sun, that is, the plant is distinguished by good versatility in life in places with different illumination, and survival in different humidity conditions.

An important point for the designer gardener - the telekiya bush occupies a large area with a diameter of up to one and a half meters. But it grows only at the time of flowering. Therefore, an empty space should be planted with small flowers that will look good June-August. Crocuses are such a good option. They are multi-colored and have a spectacular appearance. You can also choose primroses for this role. If you wish, you can combine these two types of flowers by planting, say, crocuses around the perimeter of the flower bed, and primroses in the center.

In addition to the garden, the telekia can decorate the most unsightly places in the summer cottage. It can "close" a landfill or compost heap. You can also scatter a flower along the sides of the path, and so get an August living border. A very cute option. If the site is located near a reservoir, and the type of reservoir is wild, then with the same plant you can very nicely ennoble this place without extra costs.

Also, the plant goes well with other plants in mixed flower beds, such as stonecrop and chamomile.

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