Grave design in autumn: So the grave remains considerable until the next spring

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Just because the fall is gray, it does not have to look sad on the grave either. With the right plants, it will remain attractive until next spring.

Middle: heather, left next to it: barbed wire plant, in front of it: bog berry

In autumn the grave is freed from the summer planting and prepared for the cold season. Decorated with hardy perennials, for example, with different heather plants, the burial place then remains handsome until next spring. The maintenance effort is low. On All Saints' Day, you can also extend the planting with a flower arrangement. So the grave receives a beautiful look on this special day of remembrance.

Choose hardy plants for grave planting

When choosing plants for grave design in the fall, you should make sure that you choose plants that are hardy and frost-resistant. Very suitable are for example:

all types of broom heath and heather:

The heather is also known under the name Erika. It is evergreen and differs according to the flower color. From white to yellow and pink to rich magenta and purple, the plants offer a wide choice. Depending on the variety, the appearance of the inflorescences differs: the stems are lined either with very delicate flowers or larger, spherical flowers.

Barbed Plant:

The barbed-wire plant gets by with little water and care and is pretty to look at all through the fall. The dwarf shrub with the finely branched, silver-gray leaf branches is also known under the name Silberkörbchen or lattice plant. The barbed wire plant is actually not frost resistant. However, if you change the grave planting again in the spring, you can still use the handsome perennial. Even in the "dried" state, the silver basket is still a nice eye-catcher.


Another evergreen eye-catcher, especially with red berries, is the pear berry. It is also known under the names partridge berry and American wintergreen. It belongs to the heather family, although it visually differs from the Erika variants. The red fruit capsules and the dark green, shiny leaves add color to the grave plantation.

Incidentally, heather and pear berries flower well into the winter. Even after flowering, they are still decorative.

So the plants thrive in the cold season

Different plants have different requirements. On the relatively small area it is not possible to find the perfect soil mixture for every plant species. Basically, a loose, humus soil is well suited for mixed planting. Prepare the soil by digging and add compost, then all the plants grow well.

After insertion, water the new plants vigorously. When the weather is dry, pour in occasionally, and later on, the humid autumn air is usually enough. Only if it does not rain for a long time, you have to reach for the watering can again. At temperatures below freezing, no water is needed.


  • choose hardy, frost-resistant plants
  • pay attention to color harmonious contrasts
  • Loosen soil, work in compost
  • pour well, later pour only in very dry weather
  • do not pour in frost

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