Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders.

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Commonly called Basket of Gold, perennial alyssum makes a wonderful wall or rock garden plant. Every spring it develops masses of cheerful yellow flowers that look terrific tucked between rocks and boulders. Alyssum grows inches tall and thrives in fu

Rock gardens are fun, multi-dimensional spaces. The opportunity to populate the garden with diverse plants can create a fascinating show of color, texture and form.  Check out our top 5 plant recommendations for rock gardens.

Top 5 Plants for Rock Gardens

Rock gardens are fun, multi-dimensional spaces. The opportunity to populate the garden with diverse plants can create a fascinating show of color, texture and form. Check out our top 5 plant recommendations for rock gardens.

Resistant to heat, drought, poor soil, and salt, ice plant is about as indestructible as you can get. This mat-forming perennial has fleshy gray-green foliage that’s almost hidden by a barrage of jewel-tone, daisylike blooms in purplish-pink, yellow, white, orange, or red.

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Resistant to heat, drought, poor soil, and salt, ice plant is about as indestructible as you can get. This mat-forming perennial grows inches tall and can spread two feet or more wide. Ice plant has fleshy gray-green foliage that’s almost hidden by a b

Find the best flowers, foliage and trees for your rock garden with tought, drought-tolerant plant picks from HGTV Gardens.

The Best Plants For Rock Gardens

Poached egg plant, Limnanthes douglasii, is simple to grow in almost any soil in a sunny spot. The bright white and yellow cup shaped flowers create a cheerful patch of ground cover. It will self seed freely and naturalize itself. - My Garden Window

Soapwort is prized for its compact, rough-and-tumble nature and pretty pink, red, or white flowers. Use it along your garden path or tuck it into rock gardens or walls. Soapwort does best in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. It’s drought- and deer-tolerant.

Walkable Groundcovers

Make your rock garden sparkle with a generous helping of soapwort. During Colonial times the sap of this pretty plant was once boiled to form a lathery soap that was used to launder clothes. Today, however, soapwort is prized for it’s fragrant pink flower

Creating an optimal environment and choosing the right plants are essential to creating a rock garden. Consider these tips from HGTV before planting your rock garden.

Tips for Planting a Rock Garden

Tips for Planting a Rock Garden- DK Books - Learn to Garden.Creating an optimal environment and choosing the right plants are essential to creating a rock garden. Consider these tips from HGTV before planting your rock garden.

If you live in a frost-free region, be sure to include Euphorbia in your rock garden. This amazing family of succulents comes in a seemingly endless selection of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Transforming an unsightly slope or mound in your backyard into a colorful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. These amazing, low-maintenance ground huggers don't mind poor soil but do need good drainage to su/

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