What would be some good plants to try in a rock garden?

I'd like to start a rock garden. What would be some good plants to try?
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Rock garden plants require excellent drainage. Make certain you provide the proper growing conditions for them. A raised bed or a berm with porous soil is a must for success. Once you've got the right conditions for rock garden plants, select from the following.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Zones

Alpine aster
Aubretia
Basket-of-gold
Bellflower
Bloodroot
Bloody cranesbill
Cheddar pink
Columbine
Creeping baby's breath
Creeping phlox
Crested iris, dwarf iris
Evergreen candytuft
Forget-me-not
Fringed bleeding heart
Heart-leaf bergenia
Hen and chicks, house leek
Hybrid coral bells
Lavender, English lavender
Leadwort
Maiden pink
Primrose
Prostrate speedwell
Sandwort
Sea thrift
Sedum
Shooting star
Snow-in-summer
Soapwort
Strawberry geranium
Sun rose
Wall rockcress
Wild ginger
Wild thyme
Woolly yarrow

Aster alpinus
Aubrieta x cultorum
Aurinia saxatalis
Campanula spp.
Sanguinaria canadensis
Geranium sanguineum
Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Aquilegia spp.
Gypsophila repens
Phlox subulata
Iris spp.
Iberis sempervirens
Myosotis scorpioides
Dicentra eximia
Bergenia cordifolia
Sempervivum spp.
Heuchera x brizoides
Lavandula angustifolia
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Dianthus deltoides
Primula spp.
Veronica prostrata
Minuartia verna
Armeria maritima
Sedum spp.
Dodecatheon meadia
Cerastium tomentosum
Saponaria ocymoides
Saxifraga stolonifera
Helianthemum nummularium
Arabis caucasica
Asarum spp.
Thymus serpyllum
Achillea tomentosa

3-9
6-8
3-7
2-7
3-7
4-8
3-8
3-9
4-7
2-8
3-9
3-9
3-9
3-8
3-8
4-10
4-8
5-8
5-9
3-8
4-9
4-8
3-6
3-9
3-10
3-8
3-7
3-8
5-9
5-9
4-8
3-8
4-9
3-8


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