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Forming a pretty mat of flowers in pure white, wall rockcress looks spectacular in early spring. The flowers are so thick they nearly obscure its attractive grayish-green foliage.
An excellent groundcover for tight spots and well-drained soil, it's perfect in a rock garden, along a retaining wall, between pavers in a patio or walk, or along the edge of a raised bed.
how to grow Wall rockcress
more varieties for Wall rockcress
Double wall rockcress
Arabis caucasica 'Plena' blooms later and longer than the species, with double white flowers on a low mound of grayish-green foliage. Zones 4-8
Arabis caucasica 'Snowfix' is an extremely floriferous selection that grows 5 inches tall. Zones 4-8
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Perfect for cottage and woodland gardens, old-fashioned columbines are available in almost all colors of the rainbow. Intricate little flowers, they are most commonly a combination of red, peach, and yellow but also blues, whites, pure yellows, and pinks; they look almost like folded paper lanterns.Columbine thrives in sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Plants tend to be short-lived but self-seed readily, often creating natural hybrids with other nearby columbines. If you want to prevent self-seeding, deadhead plants after bloom.
Exciting new selections with incredible foliage patterns have put coralbells on the map. Previously enjoyed mainly for their spires of dainty reddish flowers, coralbells are now grown as much for the unusual mottling and veining of different-color leaves. The low clumps of long-stemmed evergreen or semi-evergreen lobed foliage make coralbells fine groundcover plants. They enjoy humus-rich, moisture-retaining soil. Beware of heaving in areas with very cold winters.
In early spring, the brilliant blue, pink, or white flowers of lungwort bloom despite the coldest chill. The rough basal leaves, spotted or plain, always please and continue to be handsome through the season and into winter. Planted close as a weed-discouraging groundcover, or in borders as edgings or bright accent plants, lungworts are workhorses and retain their good looks. Provide high-humus soil that retains moisture. Although lungwort tolerates dry conditions, be alert for mildew.