Theodor (1810–1893) and Otto (1844–1906) Froebel belong to some of the most important Swiss garden designers of the 19th century and made a significant contribution to the emergence of Swiss landscape architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries
Otto Froebel is an erect herbaceous perennial to 60cm in height, with glossy dark green, divided foliage and single, vermilion flowers 10-12cm in width, with orange-yellow stamens
Friedrich’s nephew Theodore,(Theodor in German) and his son, Otto belong to the cultural history of Zurich (Switzerland) to this day. The Rieterpark in Zurich with its beautifully designed paths is part of their legacy. One of their plant hybrids, the Froebel Spirea or Froebel Plant is known throughout Europe and North America.
One thrives in front of the parsonage in Oberweissbach, where Friedrich Froebel was born. Continue reading “Froebel Spirea in Oberweissbach”