Cerastium tomentosum - Snow In Summer
This silver-leaved alpine forms large mats or cascades. It covers itself with hundreds of white flowers during spring and early summer. The evergreen foliage covers the ground all year round.
These tender succulents form mounds of silvery green foliage and are excellent seaside plants. They cascade over walls and edges and are covered with purple daisy flowers during early summer. They thrive in poor free-draining soils but they are not fully frost-hardy. Cover them with fleece in frosty nights or overwinter them inside if you live in a cold area. They can also be used for containers.
This is also a great rock garden plant for exposed gardens. The purple daisies appear during early summer. The plant keeps a neat mount of silvery-green foliage all year round.
You can find more info here on how to grow Seaside Daisies.
These creeping and mat-forming plants flower profusely in the spring and are great for planting a rock garden. There a are purple, red or white Aubretia varieties available.
If planted at an edge or on top of a wall they will cascade and add a bright splash of color to your rock garden in the spring.
These are one of the prettiest flowers for rock gardens! The mossy foliage forms little dense mounds that produce lots of pink, white or red flowers during spring and early summer. They need little soil to grow. They are even suitable to grow in cracks and crevices of walls and stones.
Dianthus deltoides Varieties
These are magnificent flowering alpines for planting in a rock garden. The scented flowers are either pink, white or red depending on the variety of Dianthus you choose. They flower for a long period during spring and early summer. They form mats of evergreen, silvery foliage.
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