Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. Alyssum grows 6-12 inches tall and thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. In warmer regions this plant can be short lived, so replant every year or two. You can grow perennial alyssum from seeds or nursery transplants. Botanic Name: Aurinia saxatilis Zones: 4-7 Light: Full sun
Rock gardens are fun, multi-dimensional spaces. The opportunity to populate the garden with diverse plants can create a fascinating show of color, texture and form. Check out our top 5 plant recommendations for rock gardens.
Plants that don't require much water benefit gardeners in numerous ways. This is especially true for gardeners who live in areas with watering restrictions and those who travel frequently. Regardless of your reason, choosing perennial groundcovers that don't need a lot of care (or water) are a great way to have a low-maintenance garden. Consider adding these tough and non-thirsty beauties to your landscape.