Rock Garden Plants That Survive in Poor Soil According to Commercial Landscape Contractors

Colorful Plants for the Rock Garden That Can Survive in Poor Soil

Top picks for any well-draining, gravelly site are these lovely, low-maintenance rock garden plants. These hardy plants not only flourish in gravel gardens, alpine gardens, crevices in dry-stack walls, and spaces between stepping stones, but you can also use them to create a vibrant rock garden. These succulents and low-growing perennials will thrive in heat, dryness, and poor soil, yet will still produce colorful blooms and foliage, according to commercial landscape contractors.

Blue Star Creepe

It should be on your “must-have” list for rock or wall gardening even if blue star creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis) remains incredibly little. A firm mat of small green leaves that grow on this attractive perennial’s stems eventually forms, and it can even withstand light foot activity. Blue star creeper has lovely, light blue star-shaped blooms that bloom in the spring. In humid regions where blue star creeper thrives, Irish moss benefits from its company since it likes slightly damp soil.

Creeping Phlox

The jewel-like blooms of creeping phlox (Phlox subulata), which bloom in the early spring, come into bloom just when you thought winter would never end. Creeping phlox thrives in poor, dry soil that drains fast after rain, making it the ideal plant for rock gardens. Blue, purple, rose, pink, or bicolor flowers are produced as carpets by creeping phlox. The plants also feature dark, needle-like, evergreen foliage that looks good year-round.

Ice Plant

The ice plant (Delosperma cooperi) is nearly as indestructible as it gets, withstanding heat, drought, bad soil, and salt. This perennial that forms a mat grows between three and six inches tall and spreads two feet or more. A flurry of jewel-toned, daisy-like flowers in purplish-pink, yellow, white, orange, or red nearly completely obscure the fleshy gray-green leaves of the ice plant. Watch the ice plant softly frame the stones with dazzling color as you tuck them between boulders. In dry climates, ice plants are more resilient to cold.

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