Calistegia - planting and care

Calistegia - planting and care


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A bindweed named kalistegia will decorate your garden

Three years ago, my friend gave me a flower called Kalistegia pink, warning me to limit the growth of its roots. I wanted to know more about this unusual plant.

It turned out that the birthplace of calistegia is Eastern Asia, Western Europe and North America of the temperate climatic zone. This is probably why pink calistegia is often called American.

There are about 25 species of this plant. The most common, besides the pink calistegia, is the Daurian calistegia with pubescent leaves. The name of the plant comes from the Greek words “kalyx"- a cup and"stegon»- to cover - behind the large bracts covering the calyx.

I dug a plastic bucket without a bottom in the flower bed, poured fertile soil there, adding half a glass of ash, a tablespoon of complete mineral fertilizer, humus and planted the calistegia in the middle of such a wonderful flower bed. In the first year, three stalks, about 1.5 meters high, have grown.


They amicably and synchronously wrapped around their support, which served as a small-diameter water pipe. Then they gave out several charming light pink double flowers about 5 centimeters in size. In the second year there were more flowers. In the third year - it was 2012, which turned out to be very damp and cool, their number decreased.

Three years after planting, I decided to change the place of growth. I dug a bucket out of the ground and shook out its contents: I still regret not having photographed the view of the roots then - they looked like a huge spool of thick white threads that spun around the bucket's diameter. The roots did not go deep into the bucket in search of food. And it became clear to me why the flowering of the plant had weakened - its roots became too crowded, and therefore there was not enough nutrition for a violent flowering.

If I had planted this plant not in a bucket, but in open ground, then its roots with great speed, as does its relative - bindweed (bindweed), would fill the space around and would turn into an aggressor plant.

By the way, outwardly, these plants are similar, because they belong to the same family - bindweed and differ only in the shape of the flowers. Therefore, I recommend planting kalistegia in containers without a bottom. And so that in a year or two you do not have to transplant this plant, I advise you to choose a larger container. For this, for example, a small old barrel is suitable. Since the roots of the calistegia do not run deep, the height of the barrel can be reduced so as not to dig it deep.


The best time for transplanting and planting is spring. I transplanted a couple of rhizomes into the same container (called a bucket without a bottom), renewing the earth, and this year Kalistegia bloomed again profusely in a new bright place and on a new support. I believe that it is better to make the support in the form of thick nylon ropes tied to a metal or wooden base. Then each stem of the calistegia will be able to twine its own separate rope.

The higher the support, the higher the calistegia climbs, and it grows up to 4 meters! The disadvantage of the plant during flowering is the presence of only one double flower in the leaf axil. And each flower blooms for several days.

Flowering lasts longer in cold weather than in hot weather. In a sunny place, Kalistegia begins to bloom in late June, and in a shady place - only in late July - early August. Flowering continues until frost.

I gave the extra planting material to my friends, who wanted to have such a completely unpretentious beauty.

The fact is that care for it is minimal: feed with complex mineral fertilizer in the spring for rapid growth. Before flowering, water with a manure solution, and then once more during flowering. Water as needed. The moisture in the confined space of the buckets lasts longer, and therefore the number of waterings is reduced. In the winter, the shoots of the calistegia die off, and in the spring they grow back and are ready to quickly curl around the vertical support and give pleasure to the owners and guests. There is no need to insulate the plant for the winter.

The pests of this plant are snails and slugs, which spoil the appearance of the plant. To prevent this from happening, it is better to plant the klistegia in a bright, sunny place. I did not find any other pests. In a damp cold summer, powdery mildew may appear on its leaves. In order to prevent the disease, you can spray the plant with a solution of Topaz.

Kalistegiya is well suited for vertical gardening of arbors, arches, benches. Unlike other climbing plants, it does not form dense, impenetrable thickets. I strongly advise all gardeners to plant this unpretentious beautiful plant.

Tatiana Telichkina, gardener,,
Leningrad region
Photo by the author


Diseases and pests

Liana has insecticidal properties. Thanks to this, it resists harmful insects well and can scare them away from the garden area. Sometimes it is exposed to fungal diseases. Most often it is leaf spot. There is an explanation for this, namely, an incorrectly chosen planting site, where there is high humidity and the proximity of groundwater. Or the gardener does not follow the watering rules, then the plant is in a waterlogged state. There may also be no drainage layer. With this disease, whitish oval spots are visible on the leaves, which, if untreated, quickly spread throughout the foliage. It is necessary to engage in prevention - regularly inspect the plant, remove damaged leaves. In the spring, it is recommended to treat the vine with Bordeaux liquid, foundation, and spread compost around the bush.


Caring for calistegia on the site

Due to its unpretentiousness and aggressiveness, Calistegia also tolerates a complete lack of care, needing only a small shelter for the winter. But in order for it to fully show its decorative effect, it needs to be fed and watered.

Irrigation is rarely carried out if there is no rain. Calistegia is easier to survive a slight drought than waterlogging. For feeding, organic fertilizers are used (mullein infusion in a ratio of 1:10, a liter of infusion per bucket of water), alternating them with complex art. l. for 1 sq. m landings.


Clematis. Planting and leaving

To achieve long flowering clematis, you must follow the rules of agricultural technology. The plant prefers open, sunny areas. But below, at the roots of clematis, there should be some shading so that the root system does not dry out. This can be done by planting low-growing plants in front of the vine. The soil must be fertile enough and necessarily non-acidic.

A suitable support must be found for the plant to grow. This can be an arch or pergola, as well as walls of buildings. But you cannot plant plants close to the walls, you need to step back a little from them so that the water flowing from the roofs of buildings does not fall on the roots of the vine. Otherwise, the root system of the plant can rot.

Several clematis plants need to be planted at some distance from each other. Side shoots grow very intensively in this vine, and if they intertwine, the flowering will not be so lush.

The depth of the clematis planting pit should be about 50 cm, as well as its diameter. It is recommended to put a drainage layer at the bottom of the pit so that excess water can escape from the roots.

Clematis care

Before watering, some distance retreat from the main stem and make a groove. It is into this groove that sufficient water is supplied, about 50 liters per plant. Water is not poured out all at once, but as it is absorbed by the soil. Such watering is carried out approximately once a week. Watering clematis from a hose with cold water is unacceptable! This can provoke the development of root rot of the plant. As a result, creeper shoots can dry out.

For a long and lush flowering of clematis, you need to fertilize with appropriate fertilizers. To do this, first, 1-2 buckets of water are poured into the irrigation groove, and only then fertilizers are applied.

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Calistegia in landscape design

The ideal solutions for using calistegia in landscape design are the organization of hedges, which visually expand the space. For this purpose, the technique of an archway between different zones of the site is often used.

Solid, but in places with breaks, green walls can hide unattractive elements of the landscape (most often man-made, poorly suited to the design of the architect-designer). For this, the spring planting of cuttings or areas of rhizomes with growth buds is planted at a distance of 5 to 10 cm from each other.

By arranging a solid wall, save other flowers from the neighborhood with the bindweed - it will not let anyone grow, drown out any extraneous phytoactivity.


Terry calistegia in landscape design

Since povoy is a liana, it is ideal for landscaping vertical surfaces. They can decorate mesh gazebos, terraces, arches. Calistegia can be grown as a hedge. With the help of this plant, you can visually increase the area of ​​the site if you make an opening from several arches along which it will trail. Bindweed is a bad neighbor for other plants in the flower bed. It is better to plant it separately. It grows quickly, has a strong root system and can simply drown out the growth of other crops.

Terry Kalistegia is a blooming liana that can decorate any landscape. It is ideal for unsightly areas, walls and fences. Unlike many other decorative flowers, calistegia requires little or no attention. But for a long and abundant flowering, it must be provided with a sufficient amount of light, moisture, nutrients.

Next is a video, from which you can find out more useful information for flower growers about the features of growing terry Kalistegia and the use of decorative liana for effective landscaping of the site:


Kalistegiya planting and care in the open field

  • 14 September, 2018
  • Flowers
  • Natalia Miroshnikova

Blooming lianas look very impressive, and such plants are popular with gardeners. But not all such cultures are endowed with an unpretentious character. A pleasant exception to the rule is terry calistegia, which is also called the Siberian rose. With minimal maintenance, this climbing plant grows rapidly and pleases with numerous and large buds.


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