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What Rockery Plants ?

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  1. HarryS

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    To start with , I don't have a clue what plants are suitable for rockery type planting . We have a rockery about 9 feet long at the caravan. It is partially planted , but needs another dozen plants to fill it up . Like the one below , can some kind soul tell me what is it ?
    Can anyone suggest clumpy type perennials similar to the one below . Long flowering for summer ?
    TIA

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      That's Aubretia in the pic.

      Clumpy long flowering perennials.
      Erodium "Bishop's Form" Recommended.
      Helianthum, Rock Rose. Recommended.
      Armeria Maritima. Recommended.
      Dianthus. Recommended.
      Sedum "Spirit" (Bit of a thug, though.)
      Mossy Saxifrage.
      Mexican Fleabane. (Thuggish too.)
      Erinus Alpina.
      Lewisia. (Needs extreme drainage)

      You can't go wrong with the first four.
       
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        @kindredspirit , superb listing Kindred :dbgrtmb: They are exactly the plant types I was looking for . I'll have a look in my local GC's for them .
         
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          Seriously good post @kindredspirit :dbgrtmb:

          Not got much experience with rockery plants but can say.... steer clear of campanula carpatica varieties at all costs! :wallbanging:
           
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          Doing a quick shop at Aldi this morning and found this Geum Koi for £1.99. A clumpy drought tolerant plant flowering in summer , just the job :blue thumb:
          I'll be touring the local GC's and Nurseries over the next two weeks with @kindredspirit list in my pocket ( I'll never remember them names ! )

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