Do you love landscaping your yard, but never know exactly what to do with it? Are you an avid gardener who is always having trouble finding flowers to plant around the rockeries in your yard? Well if you are, this following list may be very helpful to you! The list below contains plants that will not be bothered by the limited space provided by rockeries; they will thrive without space and enhance the look of your rockery.
Ground covers are plants that grow low and dense to the ground which makes it hard for weeds to grow and overtake them. These plants go great with hardscapes because they are hardy and will not be bothered by the limited space available because of the rockeries.
This plant is a flower that blooms in a bright yellow color in mid to late summer. It requires little care and does need to be planted in a place that gets a lot of sun. This plant reaches a height of about 12 inches and spreads out 9-12 inches.
Rock Cress is a floor hugging plant that appears in a variety of colors. It can bloom in white, pink, rose, mauve, and lavender. This plant is convenient because is can grow in any kind of soil, as well as be in the sun or partial shade. If you are looking for a plant that does not need to be watered very often (only in very hot and dry weather) than Rock Cress is the flower to choose. It will grow to be 5 inches tall, blooms from mid to late spring, and is noted for its enticing scent.
Mount Atlas daisy
Mount Atlas daisy is a white, 8-10 inch flower, that requires little care and is very small and delicate. It spreads from 6-8 inches and blooms from mid to late spring.
Silver mound sage
Silver Mound Sage is a dense plant that is silver in color with tiny yellow flowers that bloom in late summer. It thrives in dry conditions and grows very quickly to a height of 12 inches and spreads about 18 inches.
Barren Strawberry is a flower that blooms in the spring and produces sparse fruit that is inedible. It looks very much like a regular strawberry plant and grows to be about 7-10 inches tall. Its flowers are bright yellow, and the plant thrives when it is planted in the sun.
Perennials are flowers that are known for blooming in the spring and summer, then dying back in the fall and winter. They live for more than two years and typically survive in extreme environmental conditions.
Iberis is plant that blooms a white flower in the spring, and then reaches a height of about 10 inches while spreading around 20 inches once it is fully grown. This plant thrives in well drained soil in the sun and requires a little maintenance in order to prosper.
Hosta is very easy to grow and flourishes in locations where there is plenty of rainfall. It is a plant that should be placed in a shady spot in your yard and that appears in many different forms. It comes in very large 4 foot clumps, to tiny clusters with leaves that differ in color from white and green, emerald-edged, or chartreuse, so it can be used in a variety of landscaping styles. The colors of its blossoms range from purple, white, lavender, to dark red.
Aven is a brightly colored flower that flourishes best while planted in the sun. This flower grows to be from 6-24 inches tall with a width of 8 inches to 2 feet. This plant is easy to grow, and does require to be planted in rich, well drained soil.
The plants that I just listed are only a few of the landscaping options that will do well when planted around your rockery. If you have dealt with the frustrations that come when your new flowers die off before, you may be surprised and happy when you see these plants blossom and complement the rockeries around your yard.