The agave is certainly not a common garden plant, but you can now see the large plant more often in sheltered places in gardens where there is room for them. The agave species with their sturdy blue leaves that are covered with large spines come from Mexico and they should definitely be in full sun in our country. Shelter is needed in winter. In a tub or large pot, they are also a jewel in the garden or on your terrace.
Height: 1 meter
When to sow agave: plant in spring
Flowering time: Not applicable
Latin name: Agave
Plant type: drought plant
Tequila is made from the leaves of some types of agave. The sturdy leaves are also used to make rope or mats.
2. Blue Pillow
Blue pillows originally come from the mountains and therefore feels most at home in a rock garden. The plant can tolerate temperatures of -25°C and remains green all winter. It is then a useful ground cover with a cheerful bloom in the spring. The plant takes on a pillow shape when it develops well.
Height: 10 centimeters
When to sow blue pillow: autumn
Flowering time: April, May
Latin name: Aubrieta
Plant type: ground cover rock plant
Blue pillow prefers a moist spot, but it can also withstand drought.
3. Blue buttons
The blue button has a blue/purple inflorescence from which the name is derived. These perennial blue flowering plants tolerate the low temperatures in our winter effortlessly, but are less able to withstand heavy rainfall or snow. Blue buttons hardly do any proliferation and you can therefore combine them well.
Height: 70 centimeters
When to sow blue buttons: spring
Flowering time: July and August
Latin name: Succisa
Plant type: perennial garden plant
Blue buttons belong in a south-facing garden in rich soil. Sufficient sun is a necessity.