Alpine plants for ground cover

In this section, we’ve handpicked the best alpine plants for ground cover in the rock garden and mixed borders. Alpines are plants that grow naturally in an alpine climate, at a high elevation above the tree line, guaranteeing that they are very hardy and well-adapted to even the harshest conditions, whether that be low temperatures, drying winds, drought or poor soil. Ground cover alpines will carpet the ground with minimal fuss, making them useful for covering bare patches of soil on steep banks and slopes or simply to fill gaps in your borders to add colour and interest and suppress weeds. The robust, resilient nature of alpines means they are low maintenance plants for tucking between stepping stones along a garden path or even mixing into trough, tubs and containers. Gardeners often grow a mix of different species of alpines together, creating a harmonious tapestry of flowers and foliage. Just avoid growing them on soggy ground that lies wet for any part of the year – they’re unfussy about soil type but it must not be too wet. You can use the product filters to refine your search by flower colour, flowering time, foliage type, light preferences and growth rate.

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