What is a green wall ?
or VERTICAL GARDEN
Vertical gardens, also known as green walls and living walls, are self-contained planted structures integrated into the architecture of a building, either indoor or outside. Also referred to as green wall cladding.
Patrick Blanc, the French botanist and artist, was a pioneer over 30 years ago when he created the first vertical hydroponic gardens with felt.
Today there are many different vertical greening solutions.
In the case of Vertiss®, plants take root in a module designed for vertical growing where they receive all necessary nutrients for their development and a regular, ecological and economic water supply.
WHICH PLANTS CAN BE USED FOR A GREEN WALL?
Nature provides us with an extensive choice of plants of different colours, shapes and textures which can all be used to create green walls that will correspond to your own personal style and personality and taste. Everyone can create a living wall that suits you best.
Most perennials are suitable for green walls. However, there are a few rules to be followed in terms of growing conditions: climate, exposure, fertilizer requirement, pH, etc.
Plant growth habit (upright, trailing, spread out) and the desired overall look will also influence your choice. There might be competition to get the necessary sunlight between plants: a trailing plant (such as Glechoma) can for example cover and stifle a covering plant (such as Helxine) ...
We suggest a list of plants to guide you, but it is also vital to get advice from your installer who will help you choose the most suitable plants for your project.