The easiest way to create a rock garden is on a patio with rocks and boulders naturally. There is little growth medium in the stone, and especially in a sunny place, it dries out easily. Rock plants are species, many of which thrive even in harsh conditions.
Below, we bring you some easy steps to create a rock garden in your yard with your own stones:
- Gather stones found in the yard into a pile or form a wall. The slopes can be used to backfill the sloping patio.
- Fill the stone cavities with soil and plant the seedlings. Water and keep the planting moist while rooting.
- If you plant perennials in the stone cavities, make sure excess water leaves the root system.
- Once the plants have established themselves in their habitat, thriving species will spread on their own without treatment.
- If the plot is rocky and you still want rock garden plants for a rock garden, get stones of different sizes from a rock garden store.
Are you now wondering but which plant or flower you could plant on those rocks? Not to worry! We will help here too! Below, we bring you a list of 15 plants that will thrive in your unique new garden.
15 Plants That Will Thrive on Rocks
- Snow-in-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum) blooms profusely in white in May-June, for example on stone walls. The species thrives in a sunny or semi-shaded habitat. Growth height 10-15 cents.
- Breckland Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) This is a relative of thyme. It provides effective ground cover in a sunny location and does not tolerate winter moisture. Height of growth 5-10 cents.
- Stonecrop (Sedum) survives even on thin soil. Thrives even in warm habitats. Flowers form a yellow carpet. Growth height 5-10 cents.
- Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) i.e. fox bread is a natural woodland plant that blooms in spring. It also grows on rocks when the place is shady and humid.
- Cushion Spurge (Euphorbia polychroma) is a 30-40 centimeter high perennial. The flowers are yellow in early summer. The habitat can be sunny or semi-shaded.
- Sempervivum (Sempervivum spp.) forms rosettes that spread from small rosettes that form in the environment. It thrives in a sunny, dry location. Growth height 5-10 centimeters.
- Silver Mound (Artemisia schmidtiana) is a 20-30 centimeter tall perennial for sunny and dry habitats. Shiny silver-gray decorative leaves, insignificant flowering. The species is poisonous.
- Arend Saxifraga (Saxifraga arendsii group) spreads easily well Shallow perennial ground cover for sunny to semi-shaded habitats. Flowers that burst forth in May-June can be white or various shades of red.
- Mixed Cranesbill (Geranium x cantabrigiense) Spreads strongly by its stems in dense vegetation, especially in sunny locations, but also in partial shade. Blooms in midsummer more red each.
- Kenilworth Ivy (Cymbalaria muralis) thrives in sun or part shade. It fits between the walls of the wall, as it does not tolerate trampling. The press spreads into a carpet-like greenery, but the small flowers are also attractive.
- Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) This is a rich perennial flower in sunny places. The shoots grow to 5 to 15 centimeters high and the flowers that burst in May can be white, pink or lilac, depending on the variety.
- Blue Fescue/Fescue Grass (Fescue glauca group) Is an ornamental herb with bluish-gray leaves. It forms a spherical rot of 15-30 centimeters high. The species thrives in sun or semi-shade, in a permeable sandy growing medium.
- Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) is a long-spotted, yellow-flowered perennial that covers very low ground and can withstand trampling. It grows best in part shade or even full shade.
- Pink Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) Particularly suited to sunny, dry but nutritious habitats. The species blooms in midsummer. The flowers rise to a height of 20-30 cents, the press remains at 10-15 cents.
- Aubrieta (X Aubneta culture) It is only 5-10 centimeters in height of the press, but the abundant perennial flowering. Flowers of different shades of red or blue rise to the top of the press in spring. The species thrives in the sun.