Among the variety of garden plants, there are not only cultures attracting with their luxurious flowers or noble foliage, but also plants, the main pride of which are silhouettes and an unusual structure. Such garden stars are called architectural.
Architectural plants - A group of garden crops that are distinguished by decorative “stability” and graphical habit. They are characterized by expressive outlines of the silhouette, ornamental pattern of the crown, the shape or size of the stems, inflorescences or leaves, giving the plants graceful outlines, unusual symmetry or pattern, causing an analogy with the classical elements of architecture.
A common feature of all architectural plants is maximum efficiency, expressiveness and purity of lines, clarity and absolute beauty of the silhouette, the ability to attract eyes with extraordinary details, to stand out in any composition and in any company. Such plants play the role of focal points, place impressive accents, elegant decorations that bring harmony and completeness to the composition and the garden as a whole.
The ability to maintain attractiveness regardless of the season and even in winter is not characteristic of all architectural plants, but stability and the ability to become a reliable base for compositions - yes. It is they who equate such plants in their function in the garden with architectural objects (thanks to which, in fact, they got such a name). The most spectacular architectural plants at dusk, when the beauty of the lines comes to the fore.