Plants/Flowers for rock bed - Knowledgebase Question

wilmington, NC
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Question by mark7063
April 13, 2007
I am about to replace the pine straw in my plant bed with stones. Are there certain plants or flowers that that work better in that environment?

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2007
That's a good question! The rocks will reflect and hold heat so you'll want to concentrate on those which thrive in hot conditions. Here are a few suggestions:

Blue Eyed Grass
Desert Bluebell
Summer Savory
Sweet Alyssum


Balloon Flower
Dwarf Lavender
English Daisy

There are others, of course, but the above plants seem happiest where there is good drainage and reflected heat.

Best wishes with your garden!

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