Rockery Plants

 

Rockery plants are those which are happy in dry areas, and are often described as Alpines or Alpine plants.

This does not mean that any non-alpine plants should not be used in a rockery.

Any slow or low growing plant that it is suited to dry conditions will often perform as well as true alpines.


The lists below shows some of the more common subjects suited to growing in a rock garden (rockery)

It must be pointed out that the genus listed, are subject to the growing habits of particular variety / varieties within the genus.

Check details in the catalogues, on the seed packets, or plant labels prior to purchase for suitability.


Varieties requiring full sun:

 
Achillea
Allium
Alyssum
Alyssum saxatile
Anacyclus
Anchusa
Aquilegia
Arthropodium
Asarina
Aster
Aubretia
Azalea
Berberis
Campanula
Cheiranthus
Chionodoxa
Cotoneaster
Crocus
Dianthus
Galanthus
Geranium
Geum
Gypsophila
Helychrysum
Hyacinth
Iberis
Iris
Leontopodium
Lewisia
Linaria
Lobelia
Lychnis
Mimulus
Muscari
Narcissus
Oxalis
Papaver
Penstemon
Potentilla
Primula
Pulsatilla
Rhodohypoxis
Saxifraga
Sedum
Silene
Tulip
Verbascum
Viola
Violet

Varieties requiring semi-shade:


Ajuga
Anemone
Aquilegia
Arabis
Azalea
Berberis
Cotoneaster
Pleione
Primula
Saxifraga
Silene
Viola
Violet

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