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Ice Plant

Ice plant is native to South Africa and accustomed to dry climates, as well as resistant to salty, coastal climates. Bright purple-magenta flowers of daisylike form appear over the succulent leaves of this sun-lover in summer. Learn more about the ice plant.


Aubretia

Aubretia

Aubretia is a low, spreading plant -- perfect for a rock garden -- with purple flowers that bloom in the spring. Find out more about this hardy plant. See more »

Ice Plant

Ice Plant

Ice plant is native to South Africa and accustomed to dry climates, as well as resistant to salty, coastal climates. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Dwarf Deutzia

Dwarf Deutzia

Dwarf deutzia, a shrub, produces white flowers that grow in an upright fashion, conserving space in smaller gardens. Learn more about this shrub. See more »

Blue Fescue

Blue Fescue

Blue fescue is an ornamental grass named for the blue hue of its shoots. Learn more about the blue fescue. See more »

Trumpet Gentian

Trumpet Gentian

Trumpet gentian is native to alpine environments, making it perfect for rock gardens. Learn more about this plant that produces dark blue blooms. See more »

Hairy Penstemon

Hairy Penstemon

Hairy penstemon produces slender flowers in the late spring or early summer. Find out more about this plant, which is native to North America. See more »

Saponaria

Saponaria

Saponaria forms long stems that branch out, creating a trailing effect. Learn more about this plant, which is perfect for the conditions of a rock garden. See more »

Ground-Cover Sedum

Ground-Cover Sedum

Ground-cover sedum is a creeping plant, well-adapted to growth along walls or in rock gardens. Learn more about this succulent plant. See more »

Yucca

Yucca

Yucca, also known as Adam's Needle, is well-adapted to arid, desert conditions. Learn more about this plant that is best suited for rock gardens. See more »

Creeping Broom

Creeping Broom

Creeping broom is a ground cover that thrives in poor soil. Learn about growing, propagating, and using creeping broom at HowStuffWorks. See more »