Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after. For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Cottongrass in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year.
In the spring letís fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.
The Cottongrass has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. These plants are perennial herbs. This plant in the autumn assumes a white colouring; it is small in size and can reach 70 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Water regularly, every The , wetting the ground deeply with 2-3 glasses of water , always waiting for the soil to be dry before watering; avoid leaving stagnant water. These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Letís cultivate our plants in a specific soil for acidophilic plants, with an average drainage.
Notes - Cottongrass
If we want we can cultivate the The Cottongrass in a container. We suggest cultivating the The Cottongrass in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.