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A Pretty Rock Garden Idea with Colorful Alpine Plants

Winning Plant Combinations, Plant Combination Ideas


Transforming a dull slope into a beautiful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. Here, a colorful selection of Dianthus (Pink), Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox), Aubrietia (Rock Cress), Euphorbia (Spurge), Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ears), and Helianthemum (Rock Rose) create an eye-catching display. The garden explodes in a firework of colors for months and requires moderate care.

Most plants are deer and rabbit resistant, and drought tolerant. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 7
Heat Zones 7 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dianthus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helianthemum - Rock Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox Great Plant Combination Ideas with Picea - Spruces Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stachys


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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 7
Heat Zones 7 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dianthus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helianthemum - Rock Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox Great Plant Combination Ideas with Picea - Spruces Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stachys


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Aubrieta deltoidea (Rock Cress)
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Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame' (Creeping Phlox)
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Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean Spurge)
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Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue Fescue)
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