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Long-flowering rockery plants

Am trying to design rockery - are there any long-flowering plants, low growing? Have read of Erigeron karvinskianus but at 40cm high it's a bit tall. Thanks.


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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,734
    Geranium cinereum Ballerina (there are other hybrids) flowers it's socks off all summer.  It's only about 4-5 inches high.  
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,281
    Try a good alpine nursery like Edrom. There are others, but I can't remember the names right now, just g***le Alpines and have a look, you'll be spoilt for choice. They may not all flower all summer , but you should be able to have something in flower or looking good for most of the year, if not quite all :)
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,647
    My Erigeron karvinskianus doesn't make 40cm unless it's growing up into something else. It's more of a sideways spreader, growing out along the ground, probably 20cm tall or less, which wuld also be a problem in a rockery planted with small choice alpine plants. I have dry poor sandy soil though, it might get taller on rich moist stuff.
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 2,543
    Try Ice Alpines.  I bought some delosperma from there last year which were very long flowering.  But I have alpines in a collection of pots rather than in a rockery.
  • Thanks everyone. Been looking at Edrom and Ice Alpines, there's lots there, am a bit overwhelmed by the choice but like what has been suggested.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,478
    I've got a creeping Teucrium in my rockery, which is now getting a bit out of hand, likewise campanula. Erodium stays small and put, at least so far. 
  • SendmesunSendmesun Scotland Posts: 58
    Lithidora Grace Ward is worth a look. Its also very long flowering. It's starting to flower now and forms a nice manageable mat. 
  • robairdmacraignilrobairdmacraignil CorkPosts: 667
    Arenaria montana I find flowers for a very long time and is a low growing mat forming alpine.
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