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Native herbaceous perennials as ornamentals: an upcoming trend
- Larsen, B., Ørgaard, M.
- Acta horticulturae 2013 no.980 pp. 103-109
- Campanula trachelium, Comarum palustre, Dianthus deltoides, Drosera, Eriophorum, Narthecium ossifragum, Phyteuma, Plantago media, Salvia pratensis, Saxifraga, Sphagnum, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Vincetoxicum, gardening, gardens, ornamental plants, perennials, plant communities
- 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.