Rocky, sandy, gravelly and poor soils
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Looking for real rock garden plants?

Nature has filled every environmental niche with interesting plants. With most of the world's land mass composed of rocky, sandy, and gravelly soils you can be sure that there are some spectacular flowering plants that thrive in these conditions. So don't be prejudiced in thinking that "rich" soils are better than "poor" soils when it comes to beauty, utility, and food value.

Here's a listing of a few of the plants that prefer these conditions.


   Index to plants that prefer poor soils (A to K)

   Index to plants that prefer poor soils (L to Z)



Every color but blue

Very fine fern-like leaves at the basal root with 12 inch stems shooting up to produce classic umbels. Very well behaved.

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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