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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

Cyclamen

Geranium

Geum

Lychnis

Mimulus

Oxalis

Phlox

Pleione

Primula

Saxifraga

Silene

Viola

Violet

 





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