PERENNIALS SELECTION AND PLANTING DESIGN FOR FLOWER BORDERS IN CITY LANDSCAPE OF HANGZHOU, CHINA
Flower borders originated from the West were introduced to China in the 70's. These have been widely recognized and used in city landscape of Hangzhou in recent years. Based on the definition of flower border, the difference in concepts between flower border and bedding plants are discussed. It simulates natural landscapes of various kinds of flowering perennials by artistic design, which made the landscaping more pleasant and showed difference between the traditional bedding style. Flower borders for ten scenic spots in Hangzhou City have been investigated. The selection of ornamental perennials and their landscape use were studied. The results showed that 89 species of perennials are used typically in spring flower borders. The list of 40 commonly used perennials is shown in detail both for characteristics and growth behavior in Hangzhou city. Concerned about the investigation and analysis, 10 kinds of newly introduced perennials were recommended for further utilization. The iconography and comments of three spots were coordinated with the landscape design, so as to achieve the main principles for planting design of flower border. The valuable significance, prospective future, and the existing problems of the perennials utilizations in modern landscape were also discussed.
Xia Yiping, , Gu, and Yinzhen Ding Yi, (2007). PERENNIALS SELECTION AND PLANTING DESIGN FOR FLOWER BORDERS IN CITY LANDSCAPE OF HANGZHOU, CHINA. Acta Hortic. 762, 341-346
flower border, perennials, landscape use, planting design