Plants for gaps in paving

Check the details when you buy and pick appropriate plants for your situation

Key: Common name

Species & 'Variety'

Approx. height

Flowering season

Full sun

Rock rose

Helianthemum, 0.1-0.3m, May-Jul

Aubrieta

Aubrieta, 0.15m, Mar-May

 

Bugle

Ajuga reptans, 0.15m, Apr-Jun

 

Bellflower

e.g. Campanula poscharskyana, 0.15m, Jun-Sept; Campanula portenschlagiana, 0.15m, Jul-Aug

 

Thyme

e.g. Thymus polytrichus, 0.1m; Thymus pulegioides 'Aureus', 0.2m; Thymus serpyllum ,0.25m, all Jun-Jul

Mexican fleabane

Erigeron karvinskianus, 0.3m, Jun-Oct

Ferns

e.g. Common polypody (Polypodium vulgare), 0.3m

Hardy geranium / cranesbill

Lots to pick from e.g Geranium ‘Rozanne’, 0.6m, Jun-Oct

Dyer’s chamomile

Anthemis tinctoria ‘Sauce Hollandaise’, 0.6m, May-Jul

Red valerian

Centranthus ruber, 0.8m, July-Oct

Part sun/part shade

Bugle

Ajuga reptans, 0.15m, Apr-Jun

Bellflower

e.g. Campanula poscharskyana, 0.15m, Jun-Sept; Campanula portenschlagiana, 0.15m, Jul-Aug

Mexican fleabane

Erigeron karvinskianus, 0.3m, Jun-Oct

Ferns

e.g. Common polypody (Polypodium vulgare), 0.3m

Hardy geranium / cranesbill

Lots to pick from e.g Geranium ‘Rozanne’, 0.6m, Jun-Oct

Try rubbing a bit of soil into the cracks between paving slabs and sprinkle with thyme, bellflower or chamomile seeds