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

Festuca 'Blue Fox' need to put this in my new garden -festuca glauca kostrzewa sina                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Festuca 'Blue Fox' need to put this in my new garden -festuca glauca kostrzewa sina More

Sedum Blue Pearl ('Sunsparkler') (PBR) - The colour of the fleshy foliage is reason enough to grow this drought-tolerant sun-lover, as it is a dusky shade of purple that intensifies as the summer progresses, providing a beautiful contrast to silvers and pinks. This plant is also valuable though for its long flowering season, producing small clusters of bright pink blooms, which are irrisistable to butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

Sedum Blue Pearl ('Sunsparkler') (PBR) - The colour of the fleshy foliage is reason enough to grow this drought-tolerant sun-lover, as it is a dusky shade of purple that intensifies as the summer progresses, providing a beautiful contrast to silvers and pinks. This plant is also valuable though for its long flowering season, producing small clusters of bright pink blooms, which are irrisistable to butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in lack of water. They are the best drought tolerant plants and can live without water for a long time.

24 Best Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in lack of water. They are the best drought tolerant plants and can live without water for a long time.

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - Gravel garden with timber bench and large rusty container - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography

GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - Gravel garden with timber bench and large rusty container - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography

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