Plants for a vertical garden

Last Updated on 14/09/2021 by Esther Roberts

Not everyone has the space for a big, luscious garden and the best thing is – you don’t need to. But even if you do have an expansive space, maybe you want to spice up the garden a little bit? Enter the vertical garden! A great way add greenery and brighten up small spaces, cover up unattractive walls or just do something just a bit little different.

Vertical gardens are a fairly simple concept. You start by choosing a wall, preferably one that is a sore sight. But it is also important to think about placement. If your chosen wall gets little to no sun then make sure that the plants you’re picking can withstand that. Once you have your perfect spot it’s time to build the frame! There are many guides online that give you the best idea of what materials to use, along with attributes, sizing and assembly.

Aforementioned, with any garden your space is the most important part. There are so many things you have to take an account of – sun, shade, wind, humidity, and the cold, just to name a few. But luckily for you we have cultivated a list of plants to fit any and all vertical gardens to ensure you’re making the most of your space…

Asplenium scolopendrium

Commonly known as ‘The Harts Tongue Fern’, this RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner is a hardy, evergreen fern! Easy to grow, this luscious green foliage will provide beautiful colour, shape and texture all year round. Perfect for any vertical garden no matter the placement.

Rose Climbing Danse De Feu

Our climbing roses are great for any garden look! From classic fairytale, cottagecore or modern, our Rose Climbing Danse De Feu is perfect for all vertical gardens. Climbers are easy to grow and will reward your garden with gorgeous bursts of colour, a sweet fragrance and up to 20-30 years of character to the garden.

Parthenocissus (Climbing Ivy)

If you’re looking to create a truly enchanting display then look no further! These hardy and robust climbers will grow in all areas of the garden from sunny spots to even the most shaded location. With showy lobed leaves that begin green and slowly bleed into a rich crimson and burnt orange, our climbing ivy is a real treat for a vertical garden.

Honeysuckle American Beauty

Also known as the ‘Golden Flame Honeysuckle’, this striking beauty produces beautiful peach and pink flowers and is the holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Another great feature is its sweet fragrance and climbing habits with climbing vines that will grow up to five metres to create a wonderful feature.

Clematis Double Season Collection

This particular variety is a real treat as it double flowers each year giving you a display from March through to August! But that’s not all. Hardy and versatile, no wall, trellis, fence or even tree can stop its vigorous climbing habit.

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