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.
Dwarf deutzia, a shrub, produces white flowers that grow in an upright fashion, conserving space in smaller gardens. Arching branches bear double white flowers in spring and foliage that turns an attractive red in fall. Learn more about this shrub.
Blue fescue is an ornamental grass named for the blue hue of its shoots. The tuft-forming grass has narrow leaves in beautiful shades of silvery blue-green. Learn more about the grass, which is commonly used to border or accent gardens.
Trumpet gentian is native to alpine environments, making it perfect for rock gardens. Trumpet-shaped flowers of an unusual hue (dark navy blue with darker, green-striped throats) sit on very short stems above spreading foliage. Learn more about this plant.
Hairy penstemon produces slender flowers in the late spring or early summer. It prefers well-drained -- though moist -- soil. As such, this plant is a good candidate for a rock garden. Find out more about the hairy penstemon.
Saponaria forms long stems that branch out, creating a trailing effect. Small flowers of clear pink are produced from the height of summer to fall. Learn more about this plant, which is perfect for the conditions of a rock garden.
Ground-cover sedum is a creeping plant, well-adapted to growth along walls or in rock gardens. Domed clusters of star-shaped flowers vary in color from red to pink to white, and bloom in summer. Learn more about this succulent plant.
Yucca, also known as Adam's Needle, is well-adapted to arid, desert conditions. Cream-colored, bell-shaped flowers often bloom during the summer, which contrasts to the dark green leaves. Learn more about this plant that is best suited for rock gardens.
Creeping gypsophile, a flowering ground cover great for rock gardens, is also known as creeping baby's breath. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using creeping gypsophile.
Lewisia is a spectacular flower that's great for rock gardens. It produces big white flowers and does especially well with a lot of moisture. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using lewisia.
Polyanthus primrose is a shade-dwelling plant that will grow in light to moderate shade and produces big, colorful flowers. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using polyanthus primrose.
Alpine forget-me-not thrives in crevices and scree gardens, and is a good choice for gritty soil or rock gardens. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using alpine forget-me-not.