November 30, 2021

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Flags of Canada: Climbing and Coloring

MUri, destroyed, pergolas, Fences and almost entire trees are on fire these days: Thanks for the Canadian Whole Leaf Flag (Parthenosis trigospitata) And the ascending Canadian flag, also known as the American flag (Parthenosis quinquefolia)

Both are called Canadian flags, but differ in two letters: They are anchored to the surfaces by leaves and technique. First, as it is commonly called by one of its names, it is stable on many surfaces thanks to whole leaves and small suckers; Second, documented since 1642 in Italy, the leaves are small, usually 5 in number, and cling to the support with precocious curls, botanically known as ‘sirri’.

Both of these species are widespread in many parts of Italy, where they grow rapidly, climbing nearby plants, electric or light poles, and walls... Sometimes they almost come into our homes, when they slip between the blades of the shutters: close them well in the summer!

Subsidiary plants

Fabio Gianni, owner of Homonimus Nursery in Turin, which specializes in plant climbing, reminded us of this innate ‘urgency’ and the unquenchable desire to succeed in climbing plants in his contribution. Climbing friends D. within the monographic problem Flower garden Was the theme of 2019 Subsidiary plants, As the theme of that year’s edition of Articola.

[…] The struggle for survival led to the evolution of climbing plants, which represented their ability to climb, cling, and grow on a variety of supports. In fact, through the use of various anchoring systems, from the voluptuous stem to the aerial roots, from the tendrils or cirrus to the simply elongated or thread-like posture, naturally climbing plants grow side by side in trees or shrubs. On the one hand, the competition for light and finding one’s own place, on the other hand, the association necessary for survival. […]

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Flags on trees, on walls … and in the garden with flags! Yes, but which ones?

As Fabio Gianni always reminds us, a deep knowledge of these plants (actually they all are like that!) Obviously helps us a lot: from their appearance to their needs.

For example, associations of plants belonging to the same botanical genus are attracted by similarities due to the same natural similarities that lead to harmonious works.

However, with the same dynamics, but with completely different genres, species and genres but with the same cultural needs can create interesting combinations. We always have this last condition in mind: similar requirements. Let’s make room for our creativity! Foliage of different shapes and colors, or rather uniform leaves, especially flowers at different times of the year …

Honeysuckle Honeysuckle? Clematis with clematis? Or Acacia Brought from Canada?

We will not reveal other combinations, find them in Fabio Gianni’s article and try them on the terrace or in the garden!

Climbing plants, but climbing matching roses, can be found here:

Nurseries Kiyani
Via Fontanese, 11
10153 Torino (to)
Go. 340.3427525
[email protected]
www.vivaigiani.it
Note: Fabio Gianni

Nursery Anna Byron
Go, via 66
10090 Castagneto Po (to)
Go. 338.7870820
[email protected]
www.vivaioannapeyron.com
Note: Saskia Bellion de Perzano

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