Rock Garden Groundcover Collection

The Rock Garden Groundcover Collection includes a mix of three popular groundcovers that deliver texture and color in your rock garden all season. These easy-to-grow plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, and evergreen. Varied low-growing foliage is brightened with colorful flowers in spring, attracting pollinators. Create a beautiful rock garden or layer this collection in front of taller perennials and bulbs. Collection of 9 plants.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Groundcover
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Great For Mass Plantings
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height1-2" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 8-10.
Other zones shipping soon.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017412

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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$64.91
Per Collection of 9
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SKU
HC017412
Details

The Rock Garden Groundcover Collection is a colorful mix of low maintenance plants with big impact all year round. Drought tolerant flowering groundcovers are excellent for mass plantings in a xeric garden, with low-growing blooms that attract pollinators. Silver Nailwort (Paronychia) is noted for its durability, with has tough and tiny leaves and subtle silver seed heads that look like white flowers – this plant will naturalize and spread over time. Blue Woolly Speedwell (Veronica pectinata) grows with long stems of wooly evergreen foliage covered in blue blooms in early spring that age to lavender-blue. Fire Spinner® Ice Plant (Delosperma) has vibrant tri-colored flowers of orange, red and lavender in late spring, which are unique in the world of perennial flowers. This collection is a great choice for rock gardens, raised beds, firescaping, or creating a colorful backdrop to taller plants and bulbs for a lush garden look. Each plant is between 1-4” tall x 18-24” wide. Each Rock Garden Ground Cover Collection includes 3 of each, for a total of 9 plants: 


Silver Nailwort (Paronychia kepela ssp. Serpyllifolia)

Blue Woolly Speedwell (Veronica pectinata)

Fire Spinner Ice Plant (Delosperma Fire Spinner®)

More Information
SKUHC017412
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Rock Garden Groundcover Collection
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Blue, White
Mature Height
1-2" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 27th, 2020
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 20th, 2020
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 30th, 2020
Zone 8Now Shipping
Zone 9Now Shipping
Zone 10Now Shipping

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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