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Plants and Flowers that are Suitable for Growing in Rock Gardens

Willy will return you to the home page At one time Rock Gardens were usually designed to imitate native plants growing in natural stone outcroppings like you would find in an alpine meadow. For that reason, Alpine plants are the first ones that pop into my mind when I think of Rock Gardens. Today, though, Rock Gardens have become more of matter of using rocks and boulders in a naturalistic style to accentuate just about any kind of planting area, from bogs with carnivorous plants to a complex desert setting filled with cacti and succulents.
For purposes of this list I have stuck with the more traditional kinds of perennial rock garden plants. These tend to be compact in size, many of them originated in the mountain regions of the world, and most of them are quite hardy.

Common Name Botanical Name Height Plant Characteristics and Notes USDA
Zones
Growing Requirements
Benefits
Photo
African Daisy Arctotis x hybrida 1-2 ft. African Daisies typically have bold, beautiful foliage and large, 3"-4", intensely colored flowers with bright centers. The foliage is grey to silvery green and coated with soft, downy silver hairs. The flowers close at night. 9-11
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringButterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plantBurgundy flowering plantBrown flowering plant
Arctotis 'Cherry Frost'
Alpine Aster Aster alpinus 6-12" The Alpine Aster plant forms a nice compact mound and produces an abundance of 1 ½" white flowers in May and June 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Aster alpinus is available
Alpine Columbine Aquilegia flabellata 6-12" Violet with white flowers are borne on stiff stalks above the lacy bluish green foliage of the durable, self seeding Alpine Columbine 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird FlowerButterfly FlowerNo DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
blue flowering plant
 
Alpine Pinks Dianthus alpinus 4-8" This true alpine species of Pinks forms cushions of neat, dark green foliage. In mid-summer they produce dozens of extra large but otherwise typical looking, sweet smelling Dianthus flowers. Deer resistant 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plant
 
Alpine Poppy Papaver alpinum 6-10" This short lived, miniature version of the Iceland Poppy readily reseeds itself. It produces saucer shaped 1" white, yellow or peach flowers in mid summer 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering This plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plant Yellow flowering plant Orange flowering plant
A photograph of Papaver alpinum is available
Aubrieta Aubrieta deltoidea 2-6" Common Aubrieta is a vigorous growing, mat forming ground cover and rock garden plant. It is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, and rewards you with a long lasting cover of delicate flowers in early Spring. 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Aubrietia deltoidea is available
Avens Geum chiloense 16-18" Geums form 16"-18" tall, spreading mounds of evergreen, coarsly textured, dark green leaves. From May until July they produce leafy, 24" branching stems that hold intensely colored, solitary, 1"-1¾" flowers or small clusters of smaller, brightly colored flowers. 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Butterfly FlowerNo Deer
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
Mrs Bradfords Geum
Basket of Gold Aurinia saxatilis 8"-12" Dense clusters of gold flowers in Spring and early Summer. All This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Yellow flowering plant
 
Beach Daisy Asteriscus maritimus 12" Beach Daisies are low growing evergreen plants that grow 1 ft. tall with a 3-4 ft. spread. They have leathery, slightly fuzzy, silvery green foliage, and for 6-8 months of the year will cover themselves with 1"-1½", bright yellow Daisy flowers. 9-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly FlowerNo Deer
Yellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
Asteriscus maritimus
Blue Carpet Campanula carpatica 6-12" Blue or white bell shaped flowers through early Summer. 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantblue flowering plant
A photograph of Campanula carpatica is available
Blue Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium brachypus 4-6" Clumps of Iris like leaves; brightblue, star-shaped flowers June to September 5-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
blue flowering plant
 
Blue Fescue Festuca glauca 8-12" Blue Fescue is a durable plant that grows in clumping mounds of fine blue foliage. They tend to die out in the center after a couple years and will need to be divided 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established these plants require little supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
blue flowering plant
 
Blue Bugleweed Ajuga genevensis 4-6" Typical Ajuga with 8" blue flowers in the Spring. Deer Resistant ground cover 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
No Deer
blue flowering plant
A photograph of Ajuga genevensis is available
Bugleweed Ajuga reptens 4-6" Ajuga grows well in full shade to full sun and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions as long as soil is well drained. 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the day This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant may not tolerate any direct sunlight This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering This plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Blue flowering plant
A photograph of Ajuga reptens is available
Candytuft Iberis species 6"-12" The Iberis genus of plants includes about fourty different species of annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs, with flower colors in shades of white, red, pink or lavender. They are great plants for borders or in your Rock Garden. vary
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Iberis sempervirens is available
Cat's Foot Antennaria dioica 2-6" Cat's Foot is a mat forming North American native wildflower with durable silvery foliage. It produces light to bright pink flowers in late spring and early summer. Excellent mimi ground cover for hot and dry spots in the garden 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established these plants require little supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantPink flowering plant
 
Columbine Aquilegia 12-18" The Columbine is an easy plant to grow because it adapts itself to a wide variety of conditions. They are a favorite flower for hummingbirds, and are excellent additions to rock gardens or in a native woodland planting 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plantRed flowering plantYellow flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Aquilegia is available
Coral Bells Heuchera sanguinea 12-18" Coral Bells are compact growing, 18" mounding, evergreen plants that offer a growing variety of outstanding foliage colors in shades of purple, rose, lime green, gold as well as many striking variegations. 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of Heuchera sanguinea is available
Cranesbill Erodium reichardii 3-6" Erodiums are low growing plants that form compact, dense 12" evergreen mounds of tufted, dark green foliage with scalloped edges. From April until October they produce ½" saucer shaped, rose-pink flowers or white flowers with red veins. 7-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantPink flowering plant
Erodium reichardii
Creeping Speedwell Veronica prostrata 6"x24" Groundcover, Rock Gardens, Borders,
Woody, mat forming plant with coarsely serrated edges. Produces loose spikes of small blue, star shaped flowers in early summer. Deadhead spent flowers for a rebloom in early fall. Drought tolerant once established.
5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
blue flowering plant
 
Creeping Speedwell Veronica repens 1"x18" Groundcover, Rock Gardens
Forms a fast growing, spreading evergreen mat of small, glossy green leaves. Produces small, pale blue or white flowersall spring. Ideal for growing between flagstones.
5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantNo Deer
White flowering plantblue flowering plant
 
Cushion Pink Silene acaulis 2-4" Soft, hairy leaves spread slowly to form a low mat. Tubular pink flowers appear in late summer or early Fall 2-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Pink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Dwarf Baby's Breath Gypsophila muralis 3" Spreading mat of greyish foliage; abundant clusters of pink or white flowers from late Spring until early Summer 5-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantPink flowering plant
 
Dwarf Yarrow Achillea kellereri 8" Dwarf Yarrow is a vigorous growing perennial with silvery strap-like leaves that add interest when the plant is out of bloom. It produces a profusion of large white or yellow flower clusters that continue throughout the summer. 5-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established these plants require little supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird FlowerButterfly FlowerNo Deer
White flowering plantYellow flowering plant
 
English Daisy Bellis perennis 3"-6" The original English Daisy is the wild Daisy often seen growing in lawns. This biennial plant has now been hybridized to include double flowering varieties in shades of white, pink, rose-red or purple. The bright 2" flowers appear in succession, on 6" stems from April through June. 4-10
This is a Biennial Plant
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of an English Daisy is available
Fleabane Erigeron glaucus 6"-10" Clump forming, small spoon shaped leaves; Daisy-like pink flowers 3-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantPink flowering plant
 
Gentian Speedwell Veronica gentianoides 18"x18" Rock Gardens, Borders, Containers
Easy to grow, compact mat forming evergreen with deep green, glossy foliage. Produces loose, 10" spikes of powder blue to white flowers in late spring to mid-summer. Tolerates periods of wet soil.
4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird Plant
White flowering plantblue flowering plant
 
Green Carpet Herniaria glabra 2"-3" Tiny, bright green, trailing foliage, turning reddish in the Fall; flowers are insignificant 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plant
 
Hens and Chicks Echeveria elegans 2"-3" Succulent blue-green clustering rosettes; bell shaped pink flowers in late summer 8-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental watering
White flowering plantPink flowering plant
A photograph is available
Hardy Gloxinia Incarvillea delavayi 2-15" Hardy Gloxinia plants produce compact 12" clumps of deep green, deeply divided, fern-like leaves. From mid-spring until mid-summer, leafless, 12"-24" tall stems rise above the foliage to showcase clusters of 2"-3", yellow throated, magenta to pink or white, trumpet shaped blooms. 6-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
Hardy Gloxinia
Hardy Purple Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi 3-5" The Hardy Purple Ice Plant is a vigorous growing succulent ground cover. Dozens of bright magenta, Daisy-like flowers in mid to late Summer. Needs good drainage 5-7 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established these plants require little supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Purple flowering plant
 
Hardy Yellow Ice Plant Delosperma nubigenum 2" Hardy Yellow Ice Plant is an evergreen succulent plant. Due to its vigorous carpeting growth habit it is outstanding ground cover and rock garden plant. The plant covers itself with hundreds of yellow daisies in late spring. 5-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established these plants require little supplemental watering
Yellow flowering plant
 
Hungarian Speedwell Veronica austriaca 12"x18" Groundcover, Rock Gardens, Borders, Containers
Mound forming evergreen with 1"-2", oval, deep green leaves. Six inch spikes of intensely colored, deep blue flowers appear in summer and last for 3-4 weeks.
5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird PlantNo Deer
blue flowering plant
 
Bitter Root Lewisia cotyledon 4-6" Bitter Root plants produce clusters of 1" flowers on 10" stems in shades of white to pink or gold, occasionally with red and white stripes from spring to early summer. Easily hybridized Rock Garden plant. Lewisias can be grown as house plants. 5-8 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of Lewisia cotyledon is available
Lithodora Lithodora prostrata 4-6" A fuzzy foliaged, creeping form of Lithodora. It is useful as a ground cover and for border plantings. It produces masses of deep blue (sometimes bi-color), star shaped flowers in early Spring 6-8 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
White flowering plantblue flowering plant
A photograph is available
Lithodora 'Grace Ward' Lithodora diffusa 6-12" Lithodora is a fuzzy foliaged, evergreen mini-shrub that is useful as a ground cover and for border plantings. It produces masses of deep blue (sometimes bi-color), funnel shaped flowers in early Spring 6-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
blue flowering plant
 
Mountain Avens Dryas drummondii 4" Mat of dark green, Oak-like leaves; 1 1/2 inch white flowers in early Summer 2-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Yellow flowering plant
 
New Zealand Burr Acaena buchananii 1"-4" New Zealand Burr plants quickly spread to create a dense mat of evergreen, coppery purple foliage. 7-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions  
Jacob's Ladder Polemonium 6-36" Clump forming perennials that grow in swirling rosettes of bright green or variegated, fern-like foliage. Produces loose clusters of tubular or bell shaped flowers. Plants go completely dormant in the winter but quickly re-emerge in early spring. 2-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditionsThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
No Deer

White flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Polemonium Brise d'Anjou is available
Oregano Origanum amanum 6-8" Evergreen, small heart shaped green leaves; funnel shaped pink flowers mid-summer 8-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Pink flowering plant
 
Pasque Flower Pulsatilla vulgaris 9"-12" In early spring, Pasque Flower plants produce large, 3"-4", violet purple, pink or sometimes white flowers with bold, contrasting yellow centers which, as they begin to fade, are followed by finely dissected, silvery green, fern-like foliage.
4-8 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonousNo Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Phlox Phlox subulata 4-6" Mat growing fine foliage with masses of 1 inch, fragrant, star shaped flowers (white, blue, pink or red) in Spring 3-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbirds use this plant for food or shelter
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Phlox subulata is available
Pineleaf Penstemon Penstemon pinifolius 10-18" The Pineleaf Penstemon blooms for 6-10 weeks in mid summer. The dark orange flowers, will attract hummingbirds from miles around 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Flower
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
 
Pinwheel Aeonium haworthii 18" Medium sized succulent that form rosettes of waxy blue-grey rosettes tinged in red 9-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Yellow flowering plant
 
Primrose Primula 6-12" Hundreds of species and varieties suitable for a wide range of garden uses. Dwarf varieties are best for rock gardens vary This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plantGreen flowering plant
A photograph is available
Purple Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides 18-30" Stiff, purplish-green leaves spiral outward around woody stems, upright clusters of golden-green flowers from mid spring until early summer 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
Yellow flowering plantGreen flowering plant
A photograph is available
Rhododendron 'Wren' Rhododendron 'Wren' 12" Low growing, mounding miniature Rhododendron with bright yellow flowers 3 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
Yellow flowering plant
A photograph is available
Rockcress Arabis sturii 6-8" Rockcress is a mound forming, easy plant to grow. The small green leaves are usually jagged and sometimes hairy. Good for rock gardens or as a ground cover plant 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plant
 
Rockery Orchid Pleione bulbocodioides 3" Produces a single 3 inch orchid flower in early Spring, followed by a single 6 inch leaf; tough to grow, but very rewarding 8-10 This plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Red flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Rock Jasmine Androsace sarmentosa 4" Small green leaves with silver hairs; pink flowers from April to June 3-8 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantPink flowering plant
 
Sandwort Arenaria montana 6" Sandwort forms a mossy looking, mounding mat of deep green foliage. It produces a mass of small 1" flowers in late spring. Good for rock gardens or as a ground cover 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
White flowering plant
A photograph is available
Saxifrage Saxifraga bronchialis 8" Saxifrage is an evergreen perennial that forms cushions of moss-like fine foliage and produces pretty, cream colored flowers spotted with red or pink all Spring 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plant
 
Sea Pink Armeria maritima 4-8" Sea Pink is a low maintenance, short lived perennial that forms a compact mound of narrow, dark green, grass-like leaves. It produces a steady supply of white to pink flowers from late spring until late summer 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plant
A photograph of Armeria maritima is available
Shooting Star Dodecatheon pulchellum 6-18" Primrose-like rosette plant with unique flowers in shades from white to purple. Prefers light shade. 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Pink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Snowbell Soldanella alpina 6" Clump forming, rounded leathery leaves; pale purple, fringed bells appear in early Spring 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
blue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Snow in the Summer Cerastium tomentosum 4" Invasive plant... loose clusters of white, one inch flowers; narrow, woolly oblong leaves 3-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plant
 
Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides 4" Forms thick mat of ground covering, fine foliage; hundreds of small pink to red flowers cover the plant in early Spring 4-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Pink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Stonecress Aethionema armenum 6" Low growing shrubby evergreen, with long lasting bright rose-pink flowers 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Pink flowering plant
A photograph is available
Stonecrop Sedum acre 1½-2" Creeping, small bright green leaves covered with small, star shaped, golden flowers in Spring 5-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Yellow flowering plant
A photograph is available
Strawberry Begonia Saxifraga stolonifera 3-6" Strawberry Begonias are small, low growing, evergreen perennials that spread by runners called stolons. They have rounded, coarsely toothed, green leaves with silver marbling and covered with a fine hair, and having reddish undersides that form a loose rosette. 6-9 This plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
HousePlant Icon
White flowering plant
Saxifraga stolonifera
Sulfer Flower Eriogonum umbellatum 9-12" Low growing, spreading mat of 1" green leaves; clusters of bright yellow flowers 6-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plant
 
Tickseed Coreopsis species 1-3 ft. Coreopsis plants form nice, slow spreading clumps of green, fern-like or thread-like foliage with profusely blooming flowers that stand above the foliage on long, wirey stems. Coreopsis are excellent border or rock garden plants, and are great for cut flower arrangements. 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayOnce established these plants require little supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly FlowerBird Plant or Flower
Red flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plant
Coreopsis rosea
Transvaal Daisy Gerbera jamesonii 10-15" Gerbera plants have dark green, deeply cut, 10" leaves with fuzzy undersides. Large, brightly colored, Daisy-like flowers stand above the foliage on stiff, leafless stems all summer. 8-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of a Transvaal Daisy is available
Tricolor Stonecrop Sedum spurium 'tricolor' 4-6" Stonecrop are creeping, succulent ground cover plants. It forms a loose carpet of small green, pink and white tri colored leaves. It produces clusters of tiny star flowers in the summer. Excellent for rock gardens or can be grown in a a planter. 2-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly FlowerNo Deer
Pink flowering plant
A photograph is available
Trumpet Gentian Gentiana acaulis 2-4" Mat of glossy 1 inch green leaves; disproportionate 3 inch, blue trumpet flowers in early Summer 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditionsThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantblue flowering plant
 
Twinspur Diascia barberae 6-12" Twinspurs are a vigorous growing, tender perennials that are closely related to the Snapdragon. They have small, heart shaped foliage and grow from 6"-12" tall, forming 8"-20" clumps. From late spring until early fall, they produce bright pink or salmon colored, 1/2"-3/4" flowers. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
8-10
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Pink flowering plantorange flowering plant
Diascia barberae
Whitlow grass Draba aizoides 4" Small rosette of tiny grey or greel leaves; bright yellow flowers in late Spring 5-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantYellow flowering plant
 
Woolly Thyme Thymus pseudolanuginosus 1" Spreading mat of tiny, hairy, light green foliage; covered by tiny pink flowers in mid Summer. Several aromatic Thymes are also available. 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Yellow flowering plant