10 Pretty Plants for Crevices

These little gems are never happier than when squeezed into tight spaces between paving or in a dry-stone wall. They are also ideal for tiny containers — you can use them to dress up a dining table, or to grow in a line of small pots.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • aubrieta squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    'Argenteovariegata' rock cress

    2 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

  • arabis squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    Variegated white rock cress

    6 inches tall, 20 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

  • phlox squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    Canyon phlox

    8 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

  • celmisia walkeri squeezes into tight spaces

    New Zealand daisy (Celmisia walkeri)

    12 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

  • alchemilla squeezes into tight space like crevices

    Alpine lady's mantle

    3 inches tall, 20 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, moist soil.

  • androsace squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    Rock jasmine

    3 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

  • erigeron squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    Fleabane

    6 inches tall, 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

  • dianthus squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    'Little Jock' dianthus

    4 inches tall, 8 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

  • alyssum squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    Alpine alyssum

    4 inches tall, 20 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, well-drained soil.

  • campanula squeezes into tight spaces like crevices

    'Jewel' Tussock bellflower

    4 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, well-drained soil.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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