PERENNIAL PLANTS

ROCKERY PLANTS

The plants on this page also feature in the perennials section as they can be grown in a border as well as on a rockery. Several people who have visited our garden have been interested in rockery plants so I thought I woulds list them separately here.

AJUGA                                                                                                                                     AVAILABLE NOW 2017

   

Excellent ground cover plant - suit rockery too.

Foliage maroon / bronze.  Blue / mauve flowers

Flowers April / May.

Height of flowers about 9 inches  (21 cms)

 

 

CAMPANULA                                                                                                                             AVAILABLE NOW 2017

 

 

 

Low ground cover plant.  

Height - 4 / 5 inches  12 cms

Flowers June, July, August

Partial shade or full sun.  Conditions not too dry. 

 

CHIASTOPHYLLUM (VARIEGATED)                                                                                                  

   

Hardy

Bright yellow flowers in spring - April, May on tall stems. Variegated leaves.

Height (stems) 8 / 9 inches 20 cms.  Spread 5 / 6 inches  (10 / 11 cms)

Soon covers larger area.

Good ground cover or rockery plant.

CHIASTOPHYLLUM                                                                                                                    AVAILABLE NOW 2016

   

Hardy

Bright yellow flowers in spring - April, May on tall stems. 

Height (stems) 8 / 9 inches 20 cms.  Spread 5 / 6 inches  (10 / 11 cms)

Soon covers larger area.

Good ground cover or rockery plant.

GERANIUM SANGUINEUM                                                                                                                   

   

Very reliable perennial - easy to grow.

Good ground cover - suit a rockery.

Hardy

Flowers - June, July

Height 8 / 9 inches (25 cms)     Spread gradually spreads over about 2 feet but may be spreading by new plantlets that can easily be separated to produce new plants. 

Sun or partial shade 

  

SAXIFRAGE 'LONDON PRIDE'                                                                                                     AVAILABLE NOW 2017        &#

   

Good for front of border or rockery

Foliage height - 6 / 7 cms

Flower stems approx 9 inches (25 cms) - pale pink flowers

Flowers early summer.

SAXIFRAGE (WHITE)                                                                                                             AVAILABLE NOW 2017                        

 

Excellent ground cover - front of a border or rockery plant.

Only a few cms high but in flower - stems approx 6 cms

Flowers May, June.

Individual plant has spread of only a few cms but soon spreads out over wider area as shown in photo.

SEDUM                                                                                                                                       <

   

Low ground cover plant - suitable for rockery.

Height when not in flower - two / three cms

Spread will gradually root from spreading branches and cover a few square feet.  Very easy to control though - not invasive.

Maroon / bronze coloured leaves.  Pink flowers late in summer.

SEMPERVIVUM                                                                                                                                AVAILABLE NOW 2017

 

 

We have one variety - maroon colour tinged with green.  Maximum diameter about 3cms. 

These like gritty, well drained soil.  Good for a rockery or containers.  As the photos show they can make very attractive displays on their own or with other varieties.