Low-growing, spreading plants for edgings, rock gardens, ground covers, pattern plantings. All kinds have attractive year-round foliage and clusters of small, white, pink, or rose-purple flowers in spring. Seldom browsed by deer. Give good drainage.
- Native to mountain elevations of Europe.
- Low, tufted, rough-hairy plant 410 inches high, 2 feet wide.
- Produces white flowers in dense, short clusters.
- Selection 'Rosea' bears pink flowers; 'Variegata' has yellow-edged green leaves.
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- WALL ROCKCRESS.
- Native from Mediterranean region to Iran.
- This plant is a dependable old favorite.
- Forms mat of gray-green leaves to 6 inches high, 112 feet wide.
- White flowers almost cover plant during bloom season.
- Excellent ground cover and base planting for spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and 'Paper White' narcissus.
- Provide some shade in hot climates.
- Variegata has gray leaves with creamy white margins; 'Flore Pleno' is double flowered; 'Rosabella' and 'Pink Charm' bear pink blooms.
- Zones US, MS; USDA 6-7.
- Native to southeastern Europe.
- Creeping plant with 112 inches leaves and white flowers clustered on 4- to 12 inches stems.
- Over time, spreads widely.
- Dense, fist-size cushions of small, bright green leaves eventually grow into small mats bearing clusters of white flowers on 2- to 3 inches stems.
- Some consider this species among the finest rock garden plants.