Russia: 20,000 Dutch petunias accommodated in Sakhalin

A large batch of perennial, ampelous and annual plants arrived from the Netherlands by plane to Teplichny. Bakopa, mecardonia, petchoa, fucsia, balsamine, salvia, begonia, buddleja, scabiosa, helianthus, phlox, hosta, ivy and others, in all over 25 varieties. Among them there are over 20,000 surfinia, including such popular varieties as Storm Sky and Night Sky.

“We have been buying the flower springs in the Netherlands for four years now. Such plants provide a good bush, can stand the unfavorable conditions which is especially essential in our climate. Unfortunately, it is not possible to grow such sturdy plants from the seeds”, shares the head of sales department, Ms. Elena Butkova.

In the first phase, the springs should be acclimated. For that, they are placed in a special Japanese energy saving greenhouse. It maintains perfect humidity, light and temperature conditions, creating a favorable microclimate for the newcomers.

After that, the plants are placed in bigger seedling cases. This work can be compared to that of a jeweler, so small are the springs and it is vital not to break the top or damage the routes.

Once the plant gains strength and grows routes, they are replanted to a yet bigger pot. After that they are ready to decorate the city or private households.

Every year the assortment is reconsidered by the trial and error method. Thus, two varieties of ageratum received positive reviews of the gardeners. Therefore, this year, the assortment has expanded. Ivies are also in high demand as they are not sensitive to temperature drops and are equally attractive in vertical growing or grown as a hedge.


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