How do you care
for flowering plants?

Achillea

Achilleas are easy to care for and require no special attention, except that they like a sunny spot, which is when this summer flower thrives best.

By cutting away the spent flowers from time to time, you encourage the production of new flowers. You can also give Achillea an extra treat by occasionally adding some extra lime to the soil.

Suitable for garden, patio and balcony
Licht Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water twice a week, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (1 x every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -15 and 30 degrees
This plant is not edible

Agapanthus

The Agapanthus is an African lily and is also known as ‘September Heaven’. Its beautiful blue spherical inflorescence is very distinctive. It blooms from July-September.

The Agapanthus is a real sunbather and is very suitable for placing in a pot on the terrace or balcony. It needs a lot of water, but does not like wet feet. So make sure that (excess) water can drain away. To produce flowers, this plant needs a little help in the form of nutrition (fertiliser).

house Suitable for the terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Allium

Allium, also known as ornamental onion, is known for its beautiful purple spherical flowers. Allium is a perennial and will return every spring.

Give Allium a sunny spot in the garden, water it very regularly and enjoy its dainty flowers. Be careful not to leave too much water around the roots to prevent root rot.

Suitable for the terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers a place with plenty of light
Water Water regularly; do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (1 x every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Alstroemeria

Alstroemerias love sunshine. So give them a spot on the terrace, balcony or in the garden where they receive regular sunlight. Make sure you water them regularly, then the Alstroemeria will continue to produce new shoots.

After flowering, you can prune the plant to about 20 cm above the ground. Alstroemeria is moderately hardy. So make sure you protect the plant during the winter period.

house Suitable for the terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers a sunny or semi-shaded spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (1 x every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius is ideal; cannot tolerate (night-time) frost
This plant is not edible

Anemone

Anemone is a wonderful perennial to have in your garden. It is easy to care for and thrives in both sun and partial shade.

The nice thing about Anemone is that it flowers when other perennials have finished flowering, as it blooms from July to October. After flowering, you can prune the plant back so that you can enjoy its floral splendour again next year.

Suitable for garden, terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers a sunny or semi-shaded spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (1 x every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea brings the Mediterranean atmosphere to your garden, terrace or balcony! Abroad, you often see it growing against white walls of typical Mediterranean houses. Its bright colours provide the ultimate holiday feeling!

Bougainvillea needs a lot of sun because of its origin. Even in the Dutch climate, you can enjoy this brightly coloured flowering plant for about four months (June-September). The Bougainvillea cannot withstand frost. To overwinter it, prune the Bougainvillea back towards the end of summer.

house Suitable for garden, terrace and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water In summer every day, other seasons 1x per week
Plantvoeding In summer 1x every 2 weeks, not in winter
Temperatuur Between 10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Buddleja

Buddleja AltaNova

Buddleja likes to stand in the sun, which also has a beneficial effect: the more sunlight, the more profusely it will flower! The butterfly bush starts flowering in late summer (from August). Under these first flower panicles, you will immediately find new flower buds.

It pays to keep an eye on the butterfly bush. By cutting away spent flowers daily, you encourage the shrub to keep producing new flower buds. It can then continue to flower until October!

house Suitable for patio and balcony
Prefers full sun
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Craspedia

The cheerful Craspedia can be recognised by its yellow balls, which look like little golf balls. These little flowers can also be cut off and used as cut flowers or dried flowers.

Craspedia is moderately hardy; by protecting it during frosts, you can enjoy its cheerfulness again next spring.

house Suitable for patio and balcony
Prefers full sun
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 0 and 25 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Digitalis Panther

The botanical name Digitalis literally means finger. Because the plant’s flower fits exactly around your finger, it is also called Thimbleweed.

A compact and vigorous plant, Digitalis Panther blooms for a long time; continuously from early spring to late autumn. The nectar from its flowers is hugely attractive to bees and bumblebees, contributing to the vitality of these pollinators.

house Suitable for terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers a bright spot; can tolerate partial shade
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsiusus
This plant is not edible

Echinacea

Also known as Red Sunflower, Echinacea is one of the most widely used herbal medicines. Its convex heart combined with the almost horizontally descending petals, gives it the appearance of a classic summer hat.

The best time to plant an Echinacea in your garden is spring. It blooms from July to September, but even out of bloom it looks beautiful! Another great feature; in the open ground, the plant is hardy.

house Suitable for terrace and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus likes a spot in full sun, but also does well in semi-shade. As it does not lose much moisture through its leaves, it does not need much water.

Make sure the soil is air- and water-permeable, but not too wet. Eucalyptus is very sensitive to wet feet.

house Suitable for outdoors
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Eucalyptus does not need much water
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -20 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Gaillardia

For those looking for a richly flowering perennial, Gaillardia is the perfect match. Gaillardia stays compact and combines beautifully with other perennials.

Give it a sunny spot and regular watering, and it will delight you with its brightly coloured flowers from June to September. Gaillardia overwinters with its roots in the soil and will flower again the following year.

house Suitable for garden, patio and balcony
Licht Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily; do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (1 x every 4 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Genista

Also known as broom in English. Fun fact: brooms or brushes used to be made from broom twigs.

A true sun worshipper, the Genista flowers from early spring to late summer and is easy to care for.

house Suitable for home; also for patio and balcony use
Licht Can tolerate shade
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Hebe

The Hebe Addenda® is a true ‘butterfly magnet’. In Greek mythology, Hebe is the goddess of youth and represents the flowering of nature and spring, bestowing nectar on the gods.

The Hebe blooms brilliantly well into autumn, certainly until the first frost. So you can enjoy this stylish bloomer, also known as bush veronica, for a long time!

house Excellent for the terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Helleborus

The Helleborus requires little care and can withstand as much as -20 degrees frost! It protects its flowers from frost itself, because when it freezes heavily it pumps the moisture out of the flowers and stores it temporarily in the leaves and roots. The flowers then hang limp for a while, but: don’t freeze! Is the frost over? Then the Helleborus pumps water back into the flowers and the plant looks beautiful again!

house Suitable for indoors and outdoors
Licht Likes to stand where there is plenty of light; not in bright sunlight
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 20 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Hydrangea

The Hydrangea or hydrangea, is native to China and Japan. This stylish and easygoing plant symbolises gratitude grace, beauty and abundance.

The Hydrangea likes to stand in the sun, but the soil must be moist enough. After flowering, this plant can be placed in open ground and is then hardy.

house Suitable for terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers shade/semi shade
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
This plant is not edible

Jasmijn & Jasmijn Passion Dark Pink

The name of this graceful climber is derived from the Persian word ‘Yasmin’, meaning ‘gift from god’. The Jasmine symbolises purity, simplicity, modesty and strength.

The Jasmine has few requirements, it blooms from December to April and, above all, gives lots of pleasure!

house Suitable for the house; also for the terrace and balcony
Licht Prefers a bright spot; can tolerate partial shade
Water Water regularly; do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius is ideal; cannot tolerate (night-time) frost
Open bloemen Open flowers are wonderfully fragrant
This plant is not edible

Kniphofia

This plant-derived from African Savannas-is named after the German botanist Kniphof. The Kniphofia is also known as fire arrow, a logical name for this energetic bloomer!

The Kniphofia prefers a sunny spot and likes a moist soil. To enjoy the plant for as long as possible, remove the spent flowers and leave the leaves on the plant over the winter. In severe frosts, however, it is advisable to cover the plant.

house Suitable for patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Water regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

Lewisia

Lewisia feels most at home in a rock garden, flowering here from May to July. Make sure this Bitterweed (as Lewisia is also called) does not get too wet.

It prefers (semi-)shade, but can also tolerate sun. After it has flowered for weeks, the flowers dry out. That is the right time to cut away these old flowers. This gives new buds the opportunity to bloom. So you can enjoy new flowers again for a long time!

house Suitable for indoors and outdoors
Licht Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water regularly
Plantvoeding Requires little feeding
Temperatuur Between -3 and 20 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

Limonium

Limonium is a real butterfly magnet and thrives best in a sunny spot. It is important that Limonium gets plenty of water, especially if it is in a pot on the terrace or balcony.

Limonium is very easy to maintain and with the right care it will continue to produce new flower shoots well into September. A beautiful perennial that you can enjoy year after year!

house Suitable for garden, patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 4 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edibler

Mandevilla

This is one of the most rewarding garden bloomers; it produces non-stop flowers in various colours all summer until deep into autumn! The plant has several names; it is also called Dipladenia.

You can put the Mandevilla outside in April or May and only bring it back inside in mid-November. So that’s enjoyment from early spring to late autumn!

house Suitable for indoors; also for the patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water In summer every day, other seasons 1x per week
Plantvoeding In summer 1x every 2 weeks, not in winter
Temperatuur  Between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Nertera

With its brightly coloured berries, Nertera really is the sunshine in the house. Its orange, yellow and white berries contrast with its fresh green leaves.

Give Nertera a bright spot in the house and water it regularly by placing it in a bowl of water so that the roots can fill with water.

 Suitable for in the house
Prefers a bright spot
Water Water regularly from below
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 4 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 12 and 24 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Passiflora

The passion flower has enormous symbolism. Passion originally means ‘suffering’ and flos stands for ‘flower’. The Spanish conquerors in South America used this flower to explain the story of (the suffering of) Christ to the original inhabitants.

Passiflora is suitable for both indoors and outdoors and prefers a sheltered spot with plenty of light.

house  Suitable for terrace and balcony
Licht Light but not directly in full sun
Water In summer every day, other seasons 1x per week
Plantvoeding In summer 1x every 2 weeks, not in winter
Temperatuur Between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

Perovskia

Perovskia is a rewarding, flowering shrub whose lush appearance makes it a perennial filler in the garden. You make Perovskia happy with a sunny spot and regular watering.

Every spring you can prune it back to about 30 cm above the ground. In the summer months it will bloom profusely and reach a height of about 100 cm. You can enjoy its lavender-coloured flowers until October.

house Suitable for garden, patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Give daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

Rhodanthemum

This unique perennial will delight you from early spring to late autumn with its cheerful sea of flowers. Rhodanthemum is also called ‘Moroccan Daisy’ and loves a sunny spot.

Provide well-drained soil and water it regularly.

house  Suitable for patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -5 and 25 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

Salvia

Salvia comes from the Latin ‘Salvere’, or ‘make healthy’ or ‘save’. The Romans called it a ‘sacred herb’ because of its cleansing properties.

Salvia can be grown in a sunny to -very light- shaded spot. Salvia Lake is an annual flowering plant. Salvia Nemorosa is hardy, if you cut the stems back slightly immediately after flowering, it will flower again!

house Suitable for patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Scabiosa

Scabiosa is an ornamental perennial that will delight you all summer long with its cheerful flowers. Scabiosa is best placed in a sunny spot in the garden, but it will also thrive in the semi-shade.

The nice thing about Scabiosa is that you can also cut its flowers and place them in a vase, so you can enjoy its gracefulness not only in the garden, but also in their home.

house Suitable for garden, patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 4 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Stephanotis

Stephanotis symbolises ‘marital bliss’, hence it is also known as a wedding flower. It is also one of the most fragrant flowers in the world and is therefore offered at AltaNova in a mix together with Jasmine.

Stephanotis likes to be in a spot with plenty of light and may be watered regularly. When the flowers open, they are wonderfully fragrant.

 Suitable for in the house
Licht Prefers a bright spot; can tolerate partial shade
Water Water regularly; do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every two weeks)
Temperatuur Between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius is ideal
Open bloemen  Open flowers are wonderfully fragrant
This plant is not edible

Stokesia

Stokesia is a compact perennial that thrives in a south-facing garden. In fact, this Cornflower aster loves sunlight. Once flowering time (August to October) arrives, beautiful, light blue flowers appear.

To give Stokesia extra energy to produce new flowers, you can cut away dried-out flowers from the plant.

house  Suitable for garden, patio and balcony
Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 4 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -5 and 30 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

Thunbergia Alata

The Dutch name reads: Suzanne with the beautiful eyes. Its striking black heart is reminiscent of the pupil of an eye, hence this unforgettable name!

Thunbergia Alata is a real sunbather and loves the warmth, only when the temperature exceeds 5°C can it stand outside. Make sure the potting soil does not dry out.

house Suitable for terrace and balcony, also for indoors
Licht Can tolerate partial shade
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 4 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Thunbergia Battiscombei

Thunbergia Battiscombei is the shrub variant of the other Thunbergias within our range. Its dark purple flowers contrast beautifully with its yellow centre.

The Thunbergia is a real sunbather and loves heat, only at temperatures above 10°C can it stand outside. Make sure the potting soil does not dry out.

house Suitable for the terrace and balcony
Licht  Prefers a sunny spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 30 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

Trachelospermum

Trachelospermum, or Tuscan Jasmine, is best placed against a wall, fence or climbing frame. Indeed, this attractive garden plant is a real climber and uses its tendrils to attach itself to its surroundings.

Trachelospermum likes a place in the sun or half shade and is hardy, but needs to be protected during severe frosts. In addition, make sure that the soil is well-drained so that the roots do not remain in water.

house Suitable for garden, terrace and balcony, preferably against a fence or wall so it can climb
Licht Prefers a sunny or semi-shaded spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -5 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

Tradescantia

Tradescantia is best known as a houseplant, but the variety we grow is just perfect for the garden. Place it in the sun or half shade, water it very regularly and it will never cease to amaze you with a sea of flowers.

This Tradescantia is hardy and grows to a maximum height of 60 cm. A fine garden plant for the balcony, terrace or open ground!

house Suitable for garden, patio and balcony
Licht  Prefers a sunny or semi-shaded spot
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 4 weeks)
Temperatuur Between -10 and 30 degrees Celsius
This plant is not edible

VERBENA

Traditionally considered a sacred herb, Verbena has been praised for its medicinal properties since the Middle Ages. The plant is said to help heal the ‘wounds of iron weapons’, hence the name Ironweed.

Verbenas like warm and sunny spots in the garden, preferably sheltered. This plant -despite its slender appearance- is a very strong plant with a long flowering period. In the garden, it is also very attractive to butterflies and bees.

house Suitable for terrace and balcony, also for indoors
Licht Can tolerate partial shade
Water Water daily, do not leave water in the pot
Plantvoeding Give regularly in spring and summer (once every 2 weeks)
Temperatuur Between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius
 This plant is not edible

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