The Steingarten is not a novelty in the garden art. Since the creation of the first rocky landscape in London’s Chelsea Physic Garden in 1773 have gone by for two centuries, but the popularity of this particular garde design is constantly growing. The modern man is increasingly attracted by the robustness of the stones and the color splendor of certain stone species. But most of all, the full harmony and serenity in Steingarten speaks to him.
The rocky landscape in your own outdoor area must be a natural imitation of the mountain landscape and bring a small piece of it into your garden. Since in the wild nature robust and drought – resistant plants thrive particularly well, exactly these also fit into the rockery , Among these species, however, there are some that appear as color pebbles between the stones. They lead a lot of color and cheerfulness into a rocky garde design. We would now like to draw attention to these types of stone species and to present our 6 favorites from their list.
Evergreen cacti are welcome in every kind of stone
The most creative part of the design of a stoneware is its planting. Here you can give free rein to your imagination and express your skills in the selection and arrangement of suitable plant species. Our tip is: choose warm-looking, winter-hard and care-grown plants. In the interstices between the stones emerge, evergreen plants grow, which determine the basic color green in the whole steing.
This dominant color can be combined perfectly with the gray of the weathered rock, resulting in a unique sight. Saturated greens show thick-leaved cacti and other succulents that may not be absent in any rocky landscape. For example, the housewax can thrive everywhere and in principle requires almost no care.
The thick-fleshy leaves of the different Sedum species store water and can easily overcome the drought
The Fetthenne is definitely the most famous Sedum and the most popular Steingartenpflanze. Of all the 500 species of Sedum, some are particularly popular with us all over the country and can be seen in every type of beer. Sharp wall-peppers (Sedum acre) is often also called”devil in the garden”and is regarded as insensitive. Sedum cyaneum”Sakhalin”, also known as Rosensteppich Sedum, is still very drought-tolerant. These thick-leafy plants store the water in their leaves and can well withstand long periods of dryness. That’s why they fit into every style. But now let us see which plants grow well between stones and gravel and bring much color into this garden landscape. In the following, we will present you with unpretentious garden plants, which on dry soil bring their blossoming splendor to the full.
Primula (Primula) – colored stone flowers
The primrose is undoubtedly a very popular garden plant in the German-speaking area. It can grow just as well as in the garden in pots, balcony boxes and tubs. It is one of the first spring bouquets and shows us its marvelous colors – from white over pink, yellow and violet to orange and red, the primroses bloom in different charming colors. They prefer a sunny location, but need regular irrigation. Their flowers are delicate but robust and grow 8-10 cm high. All these are characteristics that make the primroses perfect for a steed. Its rich colors bring a new color into the rocky landscape. Moreover, these gardening habits are easy to maintain. Remove only the withered flowers and the primroses delight your eyes with their color variety all summer long.
The color variety of the primroses is a pleasure for the eyes
Lavender (Lavandula) – total view in violet combined with fresh scent
In your steing, it can also smell beautiful, thanks to the lavender! It likes a dry location, lots of sun and is extremely easy to maintain, robust and winterhart. Stones and gravel in the subsoil can not disturb its growth. So, the lavender is simply ideal for the steing. In addition to its soothing fragrance, he delights us with his blossoms in a delicate bluish-violet hue. And do not forget, the lavender belongs to the medicinal plants that you must have in the garden!
Do you know the soothing scent of lavender?
Steindelke (Dianthus sylvestris) – this unpretentious perennial belongs to the Steingarten
The stele is also known under the names of upholstery or heathen. In the wild the plant is best spread in the heathlands of Europe and Asia. It is winterhart and drought-tolerant. The stele is one of the fast growing shrubs. It prefers sunny locations and is also suitable as a ground-coverer also in the Steingarten. Their pink flowers spread quickly and show their splendor from July to September. It is totally unpretentious, but it serves successfully as a real view in the garden.
Ideas for colorful garden design
Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) – small balls that soon turn into balloons
Our next favorite is also a typical herbaceous plant. The balloon flower bears this name because of the balloon-like shape of its flower buds. These are usually colored in violet-blue and lead a fresh note into every garden. The balloon flower likes sunny locations with nutrient-rich soil and grows to 50 cm high. The perennial is easy to maintain, but regular watering is good for her. Avoid any stunts, which can be lethal to the roots of the balloon flowers. From the end of July to the late autumn, its flowering period lasts, and in these months, this steely species plant will be an attractive change in your rocky garden landscape.
Typical Steingartenpflanze – the balloon flowers shows their small balls
Red Wound Clover (Anthyllis) – the most popular stone flower
Another perennial, the color in your steingarten brings, the red wound clovers. He is easy to maintain, winter hard and persevering. The red wound clusters prefer a sunny location and calcareous soil. The shrub is easily accustomed to drought and therefore fits perfectly into the steing. Its flowering period is from late June to early September. The whitish, yellow or red colored flowers attract all eyes.
Red wounds is always eyecatching in the steing
Carpet phlox (Phlox subulata) – the perfect floor coverer in the steing
Last but not least, we would like to introduce you to the best ground coverers among the flowering stone species plants – the carpet box. This perennial is also known under the name Polsterphlox. The plant offers a unique planting in the garden, because it spreads quickly and looks like a colorful carpet on the garden surface. The upholstery phlox is the ideal stone species plant, because it needs a lot of sun and little water. Its blossoms appear in the spring and fascinate us with their color variety – they are dyed in delicate snow white, sweet pink or bright red tones and the color palette reaches blue and violet. This is a real eye-catcher, which you should not miss in your own style.
With the carpet phlox you reach a very special planting in your own stone style
Which of our favorites do you like best? Or do you want to have all 6 in your rocky landscape? All these flowering flower steeds lead a lot of color into your stony garden design and do your eyes and senses well!
Bring some more color to your style!
Choose colorful and long-flowered garden species!