The summer garden is not yet open to visitors, and we will introduce you to plants growing on the beds of the Red Garden bosquet. These are various vegetable, spicy aromatic and medicinal plants. Many of them are very decorative.

Polemonium coeruleum L. or Cyanosis blue. The name of the plant comes from the Greek “polemos” – war, quarrel. According to legend, a dispute arose between two Greek rulers about who first discovered the healing properties of this plant. The Russian name is given to her for blue flowers. Here are a number of popular names: Astrushka, Gretsky Buldyryan, Kumoshnitsa, Martilova grass Holy mountain ash, Capital city and others.

Since ancient times, cyanosis has been used in medicine; for medicinal purposes, the roots and rhizomes of this plant are used. In the gardens, cyanosis began to be grown from the 16th century, before that medicinal raw materials were collected in nature.

In the Moscow gardens of Alexei Mikhailovich, cyanosis was grown as an ornamental and medicinal plant. From Izmailovo, cyanosis is brought to the gardens of the Summer Garden back in 1704.
When the “Red Garden” bosquet was recreated in 2012, blue cyanosis was planted on the ridges. Since then, every June – early July, it adorns the garden with its abundant flowering.

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