Soglio granite wall with herbaceous plants of all colours

Walchwil, 2017

During the flowering period, white and red echinacea together with anemone hupehensis create a wonderful play of colours.

Anemone hupehensis, also called windflower, is a very rewarding plant. In autumn, when other plants are already retreating, the windflower blooms and brings colour to the garden once again before winter starts.

The purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a classic – as a medicinal plant as well as a decorative element in the garden. The flowers last all summer until autumn and can have various shades of white to red. The special thing about Echinacea is that if they are not cut back in autumn, not only will they look pretty in winter, but also provide their seeds as bird food.

The existing wall was faced with gray and white Soglio granite and planted with hydrangeas, creating a bright, modern ambiance.

The variety of herbaceous plants is countless and there is one to suit every location. Herbaceous perennials die back to the ground every winter and return in spring from their rootstock. They come in different sizes, in all colours with flowers at different times of the year. Therefore, the design possibilities with herbaceous plants are almost unlimited and allow a great deal of creative freedom. Most often, not only the flowers, but also the leaves and fragrance are attractive.