Explore Lambs Ear, Design Styles, and more!

Add a little texture to your garden with Lamb's-Ears. Plus-it's perfect for a rooftop garden. Get more plant ideas: www.bhg.com/gardening/design/styles/best-plants-and-trees-for-rooftop-gardens/?socsrc=bhgpin070312#page=10

15 Best Plants for Rooftop Gardening

'Big Ears' lamb's-ears Stachys officinalis 'Big Ears', also sold as 'Helene von Stein', is named for its extra-large fuzzy silver leaves. It seldom blooms so requires little deadheading.

Kousa Dogwood - Hardy to Zone 5, Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) stays small for a tree, with some varieties maxing out at just about 30 feet, making it an excellent foundation planting for a rooftop garden. In spring, the tree has small but beautiful white to pink flowers, which transition to deep green summertime foliage. Autumn offers its own benefits, with red-purple leaves and fruit (which starts to appear in August).

15 Best Plants for Rooftop Gardening

Kousa Dogwood - Small tree, a good alternative to a flowering dogwood, stays a bit smaller and flowers are more unique.

Fleurs et plantes pour balcon, petit jardin et toit-terrasse

Fleurs et plantes pour balcon, petit jardin et toit-terrasse

From groundcovers to shrubs, here are top-notch plants and trees for rooftop gardening.

Blauschwingel

Blue Fescue - Ornamental grasses -- hardy, with few maintenance needs and year-round structure to boot -- and blue fescue (Festuca glauca) is hardy in Zones and reaches just 10 inches tall.

How to Build an Edible Rooftop Garden

Grow up! Build an Edible Rooftop Garden

Elysian Landscapes - NYC Rooftoop

LA-based Elysian Landscapes created a California-style roof garden in New York. Via remodelista

The graceful form and gorgeous plumes of the Maidengrass make this ornamental grass a must-have! See more awesome plants: www.bhg.com/gardening/design/styles/best-plants-and-trees-for-rooftop-gardens/?socsrc=bhgpin070312

15 Best Plants for Rooftop Gardening

Just love the vintage whimsy these plants lend to their landscape. The graceful form and gorgeous plumes of the Maidengrass make this ornamental grass a must-have!

Daylily

15 Best Plants for Rooftop Gardening

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