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Rock garden

rock garden

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The landscape rock garden is home to nearly 400 plant species and varieties, the number of protected plants exceeds 40. It shows its most beautiful face in spring, when the flowers in different colors bloom like colorful spots among the gray rocks. The collection can be walked around, but the plants living among the rocks can only be admired from the road, you must not step among them.

Its central element is the gorge valley with a slightly cooler, more humid microclimate, which is mostly covered with ferns and flattering ginger root (Geum's rival) introduced but protected our aquatic plant, the common hippopotamus (Hippuris vulgaris) can also be found here. The stones surrounding the gorge feature alpine plants, dwarf pines, various creeping dwarf shrubs and semi-shrubs. We can count a total of 15 types of dwarf pines, primarily Pinus mugo varieties, and dwarfed versions of forest and black pines. The high mountain plant group mainly includes plants from the high mountains around our country (Carpathians, Alps), but there are also quite a few flowers that live in the mountains of the Pyrenees, the Caucasus, or the Balkans. A rare plant from the Himalayas and Tibet also adds color to the collection. Among the perennials in the rock garden, the flame flowers, bluebells, carnations, crow's feet, stone roses, stoneworts, and many types of thyme and stork's nose are represented by a particularly large number of species and varieties. Among the bulbs, you can find rock garden wild tulips, star flowers, crocuses, cycads, snowdrops and seed flowers in the collection. Some characteristic representatives of the vegetation typical of Hungarian rock meadows and slope steppes can be discovered on the sunny, dry SE side behind the gorge. The highly protected Hungarian female petal lives here (Iris aphylla subsp. hungarica), among the protected plants is the stone pimpó (Potentilla rupestris), the Transylvanian rabbittail grass (Sesleria heufleriana), sweet fescue (Festuca pallens), maidenhair anemone (Pulsatilla grandis), yellow linen (Linum flavum), rock space (Aurinia saxatilis), fat millet flower (Draba lasiocarpa).

The ornamental rock garden along the rose garden is part of the rock garden. In autumn, the Japanese anemone (Anemone japonica) its soaring flowers, and in spring the wild anemone (Anemone sylvestris) its light, white petals bloom en masse, but the creeping juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana') and gray dog milk (Euphorbia myrsinites) also feels good among the barren stones of the decorative rock garden.

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