Here is my rocky back bed - it's a full sun south facing dry riverbed. I like the riverbed look but sometimes it looks like just a huge rock pile, so I want to sprinkle in some plants to make it more alpine rock garden and not JUST a riverbed. It would also give me a chance to sprinkle in something exotic like a yucca or agave that is cold hardy.
Here are the plants my friend Mike recommended for a south facing clay soil rock garden:
- Phlox subulata
- Prickly pear cactus
- Pussy toes (antennaria)
- Rhus typhina 'tiger eyes'
- Pasque flower
- Hardy geraniums
- I also have my eye on the dwarf hot poker
|I would love an Agave plant for my rock garden, but it would probably hate the humid rainy summers in Indiana, although the Agave parryi Flagstaff does say it can take 30-40" annual rainfall with care (Indiana is arond 38").|