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Rock Gardens & Ground Covers

Ideas for rock gardens and alpine gardens, including plants and ground covers that are perfect for these type of gardens. Whether you are looking for a perfect plant for a rock wall, or have a full alpine garden, I hope you find ideas and inspiration for your garden! If you enjoy gardening & landscaping be sure to check out my other gardening boards for specific gardening topics!

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Rock Gardens & Ground Covers

Rock Gardens & Ground Covers

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Garden Fragrance Galore! - Dianthus Firewitch - easy to grow groundcover for a sunny spot in the garden.

Rose Thrift Perfect for your rock garden or along the edge of a bed or border, rose thrift adds a punch of pink atop a grassy mound of foliage. Name: Armeria maritima Rosea Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil Size: 6-8 inches tall and wide Zones: 3-9

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Creeping English Thyme... Thymus Serpyphylum. Fast growing, versatile, and durable groundcover; withstands being trampled, laid on and abused; varieties offer the most abundant and colorful flowers available; attracts butterflies; fragrant and evergreen foliage is hardy in the harshest of winters; drought tolerant; deer and rabbit resistant.

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Geranium x oxonianum 'A. T. Johnson'

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Yellow Stonecrop (Sedum Acre) forms a dense carpet of fleshly, green leaves and countless star-shaped yellow flowerets. This evergreen plant is a ground cover that holds its leaves in winter.

Yellow Stonecrop | Plants from Spalding Bulb

Seeds, ground cover mix - Spreading perennials which produce stunning masses of flowers in spring. Superb on dry banks, walls and rock gardens or use between patio flagstones. Grows 3-6 inches high and spreads 1-1.5 feet across. They are outstanding performers. Cut back halfway after blooming. Prefers part shade in hot climates, full sun where summers are relatively cool. Winter hardy to zone 4.

Rock Cress Seeds | Aubrieta | Perennial Flower Seeds

Hard-to-find, evergreen Channel Islands "Buckwheat" thrives on neglect and prefers dry, clay soil! One of the best butterfly magnets around, it blooms June-October, providing lots of Sum­mer color for your habitat, native or dry garden. The shortest, most delicate looking of the “Buckwheats,” it’s also evergreen, forming a nice, low, dense 1’ x 3’ mound of spoon shaped leaves, green above & wooly below. Excellent for massing on dry hillsides. Deer resistant! Hardy to 15° F.

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Campanula 'Dalmation' Bellflower 4-8, Perennial. Blooms all summer June to frost.

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Creeping Phlox Rock Garden

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Bearberry Plant - Bearberry is a low growing evergreen.

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  • Susan Kay
    Susan Kay

    Is this red plant "Bearberry"? When I looked it up it didn't look like this at all. I'd like to know the name of the red plant.

  • Doug Harrington
    Doug Harrington

    Yes, Susan, they produce red berries and turn this color in the fall. ;-)

Chelsea FS 1994. Design: Peter Tinsley. Alpine rock garden, Spring flowering alpine perennials May, by John Glover.

Front Yard Rock Garden. Even if you don't have a naturally rocky site, you can easily create one. In this front yard, a stone wall offers an ideal foundation and border for a variety of low-growing alpine classics, including Aubrieta 'Royal Blue', Phlox subulata, and Potentilla. Gypsophila franzii and Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies' fill crevices between stones and help to integrate the stone wall with the rest of the terrace garden

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rockery ideas : My front garden in springtime.

Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) is a richly flowering, clump-forming phlox that stays green in both summer and winter. In spring these plants produce innumerable crimson and white flowers that attract butterflies. These Phlox like to be planted in full sunshine.

Moss Phlox | Plants from Spalding Bulb