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The 5 best plants for a green roof and roof gardens in 2020

By 7 November 2020 No Comments

It’s economical, ecological and its popularity continues to rise. It purifies the air, regulates the indoor temperature, saves energy, creates a natural habitat for flora and fauna and encourages biodiversity. Green roofs are one of the most trending, climate-proof constructions of this time, and these are the five best plants to bring your green roof or roof garden to life.

  1. Sedum

    Sedums such as the Atlantis® and Sunsparkler® make for excellent ground cover – especially when it comes to designing a green roof or roof garden. They don’t need an extra growing medium, are hardy, easy to maintain and more than happy to grow in a shallow layer of substrate. The colourful flowers will create an aesthetically pleasing contrast and attract a diversity of insects.

    sunsparkler greenroof

  2. Sempervivum Chick Charms®

    The evergreen Sempervivums are perfectly suited for a green roof or roof garden. They’re incredibly hardy, don’t mind a shallow layer of substrate and are just as happy growing in bricks or rocks. The captivating, bright colours and many varieties of the Sempervivum Chick Charms®, or the impressive white web of the Sempervivum Arctic White, will turn into a real focal point.

    chickcharms roof garden

  3. Rhodohypoxis ‘Beverly’

    The South African Rhodohypoxis may prefer dry winters, but would happily thrive as part of a well-drained green roof or roof garden. This Rhodohypoxis flowers abundantly from early summer until late autumn. Creating a colourful dynamic when combined with the EverColor® and Wheels of Wonder®. ‘Beverly’ happily grows in well-drained soil, is not prone to diseases and very low maintenance.

    Rhodohypoxis Beverly green roof

  4. Carex ‘EverColor’®

    With distinctive coloured foliage and contrasting edges, the Carex EverColor® allows you to create any design imaginable. This truly is a great grass to brighten up shady areas: hardy, evergreen and very easy to maintain. In addition, the EverColor® is also perfectly suited for a vertical garden design!

    evercolor eversheen roof garden

  5. Delosperma Wheels of Wonder®

    The colourful Delospermas will continue to enhance your green roof or roof garden with bright colours: from early summer all the way up to early winter. And more good news: they’re drought-resistant, grow happily in well-drained soil and are magnets for bees and butterflies. The Wheels of Wonder® breathe life into your project as no other Delosperma could.

    wheels of wonder green roof

The perfect plants to bring a green roof to life!

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