1. ‘Belgravia Rose’ Sun Rose
Name: Helianthemum ‘Belgravia Rose’
Size: 6 to 8 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide
Conditions: Full sun; average soil
Native range: Europe, Asia Minor
Sun roses have lovely delicate blooms that look like those of their taller cousin, rock roses (Cistus spp. and cvs., Zones 8–11). These hearty Mediterranean ground covers have eye-catching, silver green leaves and spread beautifully in a rock garden or as an edging plant. Most varieties bloom in spring, including the striking pink ‘Belgravia Rose’, which creates a nice contrast next to a colorful foliage plant such as a pincushion protea (Leucospermum spp. and cvs., Zones 8–11) or New Zealand fl ax (Phormium tenax and cvs., Zones 8–11).
2. Dittany of Crete
Name: Origanum dictamnus
Size: 8 inches tall and 24 inches wide
Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil
Native range: Crete
Dittany of Crete is one of the all-time best edging plants in my herb garden, even…
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