Perennial bed: ideas for the planting plan

Perennial bed: ideas for the planting plan

The size of the perennials is crucial for the planting plan

Especially with larger perennial beds, it is important to arrange the plants according to their size. You can divide your perennial bed into two, three, four or more zones, depending on its size:

  • in the middle or at the back (if the bed can only be seen from one side) are tall perennials (1.50 to 2m)
  • medium-sized perennials are planted around it (1m to 1.50m)
  • Smaller perennials are planted further towards the edge (0.50 to 1m)
  • and the edge decorate ground cover

also read

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Large perennials for the middle

The middle should be dominated by strong, easily visible large perennials. Perennials with a stature height of 1.50 to 2 m are ideal. This includes:

  • Real marshmallow
  • Real angelica
  • Garden knotweed
  • High elephant
  • Giant leek
  • delphinium
  • Cattail
  • Bill aster
  • Perennial sunflower
  • Sweet peas
  • Hollyhock
  • Wasserdost

Medium-sized perennials for the second zone

The large perennials are surrounded by slightly smaller ones. With a height of 1 to 1.50 m are suitable for this:

  • Beard thread
  • Mountain iron hat
  • Honorary award
  • Verbena
  • thimble
  • Indian nettle
  • Knotweed
  • Mullein
  • Lovage
  • Palm lily
  • Splendid spar
  • delphinium
  • Silver candle
  • Sun eye
  • Sun bride
  • Steppe candle
  • Forest goat's beard

Small perennials for the third zone

The following perennials with a maximum height of one meter are almost at the edge:

  • Beard thread
  • Blue star bush
  • China anemone
  • Scented nettle
  • Sedum plant
  • Funkie
  • Autumn anemone
  • Hedgehog onion
  • Japanese toad lily
  • Catnip
  • Cockade flower
  • lavender
  • Toadflax
  • mallow
  • peppermint
  • Peony
  • phlox
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • yarrow
  • Gypsophila
  • Sun hat
  • Spurflower
  • Star umbels
  • Cranesbill
  • Daylily
  • Wax bell
  • Scabious

Ground cover at the end

At the very edge are ground cover. If you don't want to have a lot of work, you can use ground cover over a wider area or even for the entire bedding. Since the plants spread across the ground, fewer plants per square meter are required here. They also keep weeds out. The most beautiful ground cover shrubs include:

  • Andean cushion
  • Runners-forming Waldsteinia
  • Blue pillows
  • Lead root
  • Fat man
  • Evergreen
  • Pillow soapwort
  • Ice plant
  • Star moss
  • thyme