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Planting Goldfelberich - Instructions and tips for location & soil

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The Goldfelberich is an easy-care perennial with strong yellow flowers. It cuts a fine figure in any garden and is also easy to plant.

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Golden loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) is also known as the dotted loosestrife or glandular loosestrife and belongs to the primrose family. There the plant forms the subspecies of the myrrh family. The perennial herbaceous plants can grow up to a meter high in an ideal location and develop numerous bright yellow flowers on their stems. The Goldfelberich turns out to be uncomplicated and robust. We will tell you what you should consider when planting the popular garden perennial.

Find the right location

Since the golden field is also increasingly overgrown in Central Europe, it is easy to draw conclusions about the location conditions. It is noticeable that the plants occur both on the edge of the path, as well as on the edge of the forest, in heathland or on the banks of rivers. A bright and warm location is preferred. Even in the shade, you will probably not like the robust Goldfelberich, but this choice of location is clearly at the expense of the blooming and growth habit. The Goldfelberich still feels comfortable in a moist environment and can be planted not far from ponds and watercourses.

" Tip: The plants spread quickly. Make sure there is sufficient planting clearance. At least 50 centimeters should be observed.

Goldfelberich in the bed offers an attractive picture in combination with herbaceous phlox or ferns.

In short:

  • bright
  • warm
  • wet
  • sufficient planting distance

Select the right substrate

The floor should not dry out. Not far from a garden pond is an ideal location for the gold field. To prevent drying out prematurely, the floor should have good storage properties. This can be achieved by upgrading the substrate with compost, clay and fresh garden soil. Spread bark mulch around the plant and ensure that the substrate is well stored.

In short:

  • good storage properties
  • nutritious
  • loamy
  • humos

Planting Goldfelberich - explained step by step

❶ best planting time - spring or autumn
❷ Select location
❸ Loosen soil and clear stones and weeds
❹ Dig out the planting hole about a hand's width below the root ball
❺ Enrich the substrate with compost, bark mulch or fief
Einsetzen Insert the plant
❼ Close the planting hole
Ießen Water the plant well

The planting time can vary. The robust and hardy plants can be planted in spring and autumn. Since the plants are still very sensitive to temperature fluctuations immediately after planting and only need some time to grow, no frostbite should occur at the time of planting and also a few weeks afterwards.

The depth of the planting hole has to be adjusted to the size of the root ball. The planting hole should not be deeper than the longest roots of the plants. The distance to the nearest plant neighbor should be about 60 centimeters.

After planting, the golden rocket needs regular and adequate irrigation. Flush the plants well after they have been planted in the soil for the first few weeks. If you planted in autumn, you can water until the first frosts.

" Attention: The Goldfelberich can quickly grow over your head. In order to keep its spread under control, it is advisable to install a root barrier.

Advantages and disadvantages of planting in the overview

benefitsdisadvantage
The Goldfelberich is easy to cultivate and is a popular beginner plant.In a shady and rather dry location, the plants will grow less well and will hardly develop flowers.
The demands on the location are rather low.The plant can spread quickly and grow in an uncontrolled manner without the introduction of a root lock and become a real nuisance.
The plants also thrive in shadier locations.
The flowers are quite striking and provide a welcome splash of color in the herbaceous border.

Even in winter, the otherwise hardy plants need some attention. So that the planter does not freeze completely in winter and the plant is deprived of any food, the planter must be wrapped with garden fleece or coconut mats. Since the plant must not dry out completely, occasional watering is necessary.

" Tip: Container plants can be hibernated in a cool room. As the plant retreats to its roots, the winter quarters can also be dark.

Transplant the gold field

Not only the regular renewal of the soil in the planter, or the replacement of the planter, is an issue for the Goldfelberich. In the case of outdoor plants, too, it is advisable to implement the Goldfelberich every two to three years. This meets some useful criteria.

Replacing the soil makes fertilization unnecessary. In addition, you can easily multiply the plants while transplanting by dividing the rhizome.

If the plant is not supported by containment, it can spread freely and literally grow over your head at some point. If the transplanting is done regularly, keep an eye on the plants and prevent uncontrolled spreading. After the plants have been removed from the ground, the roots are shortened accordingly and the ability to grow is dampened.

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