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Rockeries

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A rockery garden can be a small corner or a larger area which could represent a dried riverbed, an apline scree area, an avalance of rocks strewn down from a hillside or a rocky outcrop. We have shown a dried riverbed theme with a pebbled path meandering through the plantings.

Rockeries generally use plants that prefer free-draining soils and an open, sunny situation. The inclusion of tree ferns in the drawing would suit gardens where the rockery is edging onto an area of existing trees to provide some shade and moisture.

Rockeries are generally sparsley planted with some dense groups of rounded shrubs to mimock the rocks if desired. Alpine or rocky/coastal type plants can be nestled into cracks of rocks. Ground-covers planted next to rocks will creep over them, blending the ground, rocks and plants together.
 

Plant Suggestions for Rockeries
  Botanical Name Common Name
1
  Sophora Dragons Gold Dwarf Kowhai
2
  Olearia albida angulata  
3
  Cordyline australis Cabbage Tree
4
  Coprosma repens Taupata
5
  Cordyline aust. Purpurea Purple Cabbage Tree
6
  Coprosma Beatsons Brown  
7
  Pseudopanax crassifolius Lancewood
8
  Cyathea Tree Fern
9
  Arthropodium cirratum or Carex spp Renga Renga Lily or Sedge Grass
10
  Carex flagellifera Sedge Grass
11
  Olearia solandrii  
12
  Coprosma taiko Prostrate Coprosma
13
  Chionchloa flavicans Snow Tussock
14
  Carex spp or Poa cita Sedge / Silver Tussock
15
  Meuhlenbeckia astonii  
16
  Corokia spp Korokio & hybrids
17
  Sophora Dragons Gold Dwarf Kowhai
18
  Carmichaelia odorata NZ Broom
19
  Plagianthus divaricatus or Leptospermum spp Shore Ribbonwood or Manuka hybrids
20
  Helichrysum Graeme P or Aceana inermis purp Everlasting Daisy or Purple Bidibidi
21
  Meuhlenbeckia astonii  
22
  Parahebe  
23
  Pimelea prostrata Blue NZ Daphne
24
  Scleranthus biflorus  
25
  Poa cita Silver Tussock
26
  Cassinia fulvida Golden Cottonwood

 

By no means limit yourself to the plants suggested. Substitute as appropriate for your site and situation.

 

 


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