The 10 best alpine plants for the rockery. Choose these low-growing and drought-tolerant alpine plants for a rock garden full of flower colour

Rockery plants: Top 10 plants for an alpine rock garden

The 10 best alpine plants for the rockery. Choose these low-growing and drought-tolerant alpine plants for a rock garden full of flower colour

Erigeron karvinskianus    Flowers April-November. Good for softening paths, walls, etc.

Erigeron karvinskianus

Alpine Garden Society Online Show, 2012 - On-line Shows - Alpine Garden Society

Alpine Garden Society Online Show, 2012 - On-line Shows - Alpine Garden Society

How to: build and plant an alpine rock garden

How to: build and plant an alpine rock garden

SAXIFRAGA CAESIA (Blaugrüner Steinbrech. Sassifraga verdazzurra. Saxifrage bleuatre. Sinjezeleni kamnokreč. Grey saxifrage). Saxifragaceae | by apollonio&battista

SAXIFRAGA CAESIA (Blaugrüner Steinbrech. Sassifraga verdazzurra. Saxifrage bleuatre. Sinjezeleni kamnokreč. Grey saxifrage). Saxifragaceae | by apollonio&battista

Lithodora Diffusa Heavenly Blue is a compact plant that stays green in summer and winter. It is covered for months with dazzling, intensely deep blue flowers.

Lithodora Diffusa Heavenly Blue is a compact plant that stays green in summer and winter. It is covered for months with dazzling, intensely deep blue flowers.

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.

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

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

Sempervivum. Houseleek display in flower pots at RHS Wisley Gardens. England - Stock Image

Sempervivum. Houseleek display in flower pots at RHS Wisley Gardens. England - Stock Image

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./

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./

Love this idea of using succulents to fill in a rock wall. Use different succulents to add colour and variety. (Echeveria secunda in rock wall by Sweetstuff "Candy" / Magic Garden <3)

Love this idea of using succulents to fill in a rock wall. Use different succulents to add colour and variety. (Echeveria secunda in rock wall by Sweetstuff "Candy" / Magic Garden <3)

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?

How to: build and plant an alpine rock garden

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?

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