A lovely white-flowered variety of this easily-grown campanula which covers its low mounds of foliage with upward-facing white bells for weeks in summer. It is useful for rockeries and alpine troughs and is robust enough to plant at the front of a border where it will bring pockets of freshness to the most sizzling summer day.
Lithodora Heavenly Blue is a low, mat-forming evergreen plant with small, hairy leaves. Introduced into the U.K. as lithospermum around 1825, this low growing alpine hosts beautiful sky blue gentian-like flowers from May to September
Fill in tight spots between rocks with flowering plants to add a dash of color and give the rock garden a finished look. Saxifraga is an easy-to-grow crevice-dweller that grows naturally in mountain regions; here, its cheerful pink blooms complement the warm tones of the surrounding boulders./
Rockery garden Rock gardens make brilliant features. They’re striking, low maintenance, easy to build with kids and look good all year round. Alpine plants are perfect if you’re pushed for space or want to create a stylish low-key area. What are alpines?