NATIVE HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS AS ORNAMENTALS: AN UPCOMING TREND
Gardening with native perennials is a way to bring nature closer to urban citizens and bring up reflections on nature in a busy world. During three seasons of trialing Salvia pratensis, Dianthus deltoides, Campanula trachelium, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, Saxifraga granulata, Plantago media and P. maritime were found suitable for cultivation in wholesale-containers and applicable for dry, sunny conditions in gardens. On the other hand, Narthecium ossifragum, Potentilla palustris, Drosera rotundifolia, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Eriophorum angustifolium and Sphagnum sp. were cultivated as a semi-naturalistic plant community exhibiting an attractive, low habit and beautiful colors. Phyteuma spicatum is an attractive, novel species for the shady garden site.
Larsen, B. and Ørgaard, M. (2013). NATIVE HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS AS ORNAMENTALS: AN UPCOMING TREND. Acta Hortic. 980, 103-109
wildlife gardening, naturalistic planting, dry-sunny plantings, bog-community, shade-bed