Grave planting in spring, summer, autumn & winter

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If the mild October sun dips the grave in golden light, this is the ideal time for an autumnal planting. In the sun-warm soil, the plants will quickly take root to give their best in time for the high holidays on All Saints Day and Dead Sunday. With a clever selection of species and varieties, the resting place offers a well-groomed appearance until the spring, as a worthy setting for the memory of the deceased. The following ideas for cemetery planting may be the inspiration for a harmonious grave design.
Glorious autumn bloomers
The classic autumn flowers transform the tomb into a sea of ​​flowers within a short time. Different types and varieties brave even the first frosts and drive out in the dark weeks of November and December budding tristesse. The following overview presents popular examples:
Cushion-Aster (Asterdumosus)
This autumn bloomer enchants with a rich flowering in all imaginable shades of pink, densely packed along richly branched inflorescences. The pretty foliage underlines the decorative flowers and also serves as a leaf decoration when the flowers are withered.
  • Growth height 35-40 cm
  • Bloom from September to October
Autumn chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum indicum)
Among the traditional flowers for the mourning floristry in arrangements and bouquets include the large-growing Chrysanthemum varieties. An optic of remarkable harmony arises when the unmistakable flower form repeats itself as a bedding plant. The autumn chrysanthemum shows up immediately after the fall aster, so that on the resting place an uninterrupted flowering flora welcomes the visitor. The variety of colors ranges from subtle white to bright orange to bronze yellow.
  • Growth height 60-70 cm
  • Flowering from October to November
Pansy (Viola)

Stefmütterchen to grave design

The busy flower miracles are an indispensable part of creative cemetery planting. Within the more than 400 species, many hundreds of varieties with large or small flowers in multi-faceted colors frolic. In particular, the small-flowered violets, which are the first to welcome spring thanks to their winter hardiness.
  • Growth height 10-20 cm
  • Flowering from February to December
Autumn cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium)
The ivy-leaved cyclamen impresses with an opulent flowering into November. Afterwards it does not lose its attractiveness thanks to the drawn, triangular leaves throughout the winter. An ideal candidate for a long grave planting during the cold season.
  • Growth height 10-15 cm
  • Flowering from August / September to October / November
Tip: A weed fleece - spread between the topsoil and gravel - reliably prevents annoying weeds from spreading on the grave in the mild winter.
Splash of color in winter
Incorporate bud blooms into the autumnal cemetery plantation, ensuring pretty splashes of color throughout the winter, as they can withstand temperatures down to -15 degrees Celsius. In addition, offer fruit ornamental plants that do not miss a flower.
Broom heath (Calluna vulgaris)
The small, evergreen broom heath from the family Erikagewächse does not fully open their flowers. Rather, it is their glowing buds that provide colored points of view. The flower color in purple to purple-rose harmonizes wonderfully with the subtle colors of traditional grave arrangements.
  • Growth height 15 to 40 cm
  • Flowering from October to February
Winter heather (Erica darleyensis)

Grave planting with ground cover

While his big brother as a hedge plant the conifers out of the rank, makes the short-grown groundcover cherry laurel as a noble grave planting useful. Planted as a solitaire in autumn, the glossy-green foliage is preserved in frost and snow.
  • Growth height 15-30 cm
  • No flowers
Native wild shrubs
Tradition and symbolism are expressed on a resting place especially when the planting plan uses native perennials. At the same time they demonstrate a deep attachment to the home, which in no way runs counter to modern tendencies in grave design. As a practical side effect, you can use it to cultivate plants in the cemetery that do not permanently require nursing attention.
  • Round-leaved bellflower (Campanula rotundifolia) with blue-violet flowers until October
  • Scabious cornflower (Centaurea scabiosa), the ideal plant for burrowing plants
  • Meadowstone beak (Geranium pratense) flowers again after a pruning in September
  • Mouse ear (Hieracium pilosella), with a height of 20 cm nice for the urn grave
  • Field widow flower (Knautia arvensis), with decorative blooms until September
  • Aromatic violet (Viola odorata), the robust wild form of the popular pansy
This is just a small excerpt from the cornucopia of enchanting wildflowers that reflect the power of Mother Nature as a grave plantation.
Perennials with decorative winter silhouette
In winter, when the sun's rays are scarce, plants gain in importance, which, thanks to their stability, provide decorative structures. A shrub covered with hoarfrost and snow cover creates a comforting aura on the winter resting place. The following types and varieties deserve attention from this aspect:
Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina)
It is robust, stable and vigorous. The plate-shaped inflorescences should not be cut off, because they serve the wintry decoration.
  • Growth height up to 60 cm
  • Ideal for sunny locations
Prairie Bearded Grass (Andropogon scoparius)
The tight upright to elegantly curved ornamental grass takes on a subtle shade of brown in the fall, which turns into the straw yellow. The valuable grass keeps its silhouette even under a dense snow cover and at the same time proves to be extremely drought-tolerant. In the autumnal grave shell, the prairie beard also cuts a fine figure.
  • Growth height up to 50 cm
  • Bloom from September to October
Ball thistle (Echinops ritro)

beautiful planting at the grave

The spherical flower ends at the latest in October, with the withered inflorescences remain on the plant and be confiscated next spring. Covered in freezing rain, the thistle turns into a glittering eye-catcher on the grave.
  • Growth height 50-80 cm
  • No spines on the variety 'Veitch's Blue'
Fetthenne 'Herbstfreude' (Sedum Telephium-Hybrid 'Herbstfreude')
The best comes last. With this stonecrop, you get a breathtaking autumn bloomer with flat-domed inflorescences in wonderful rust-red. The long list of compelling attributes ranges from location tolerant to easy to long lasting. In winter, the Sedum plant presents a lush silhouette as the snowflakes gather on the wilted flowers.
  • Growth height 50-70 cm
  • Bloom from September to October
For a successful grave planting in the fall, plants are brought into focus, on the one hand provide for a last bloom of the year and on the other defy the rigors of winter. In addition, aspects such as tradition, mythology and symbolism play an important role. With classics such as autumn asters, chrysanthemums and pansies creative ideas can be realized. Add evergreen grave companions, like the carpet waxer, the resting place offers a neat appearance even in the hardest winter. The creative arrangement is rounded off by native wildflowers and perennials with a shapely silhouette under snow and ice.

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