Five favourites - plants for colour and impact

Five favourites – plants for colour and impact

Garden designer Arit Anderson shares her five favourite plants to bring colour and impact to your garden

Arit Anderson's five favourite plants
Arit Anderson shares her five favourite plants

Of all of the attributes that flowers give us, colour is nearly always top of the wishlist. These five plants often find their way into my planting schemes because of the colourful impact they bring. They sing, they shout and can bring joy to your borders, even on the gloomiest of days.


Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

How do I know when spring has arrived? When I look out of my window and see that familiar zing of lime beckoning my eye from the border. Euphorbia are such a joy to look at and are a sign that, with winter behind us, the garden is only going to get better. They sit so well with yellows, blues and whites, and are rarely out of place in a spring or summer border.

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