Definition of rock plant in English:

rock plant

noun

  • A plant that grows on or among rocks.

    • ‘The layered roofs are covered with sedum: a layer of vegetation and rock plants chosen for their unobtrusive, self-maintaining qualities.’
    • ‘In their natural habitats, many rock plants grow in exposed locations, so they will thrive in a site that gets full sun, especially near the coast.’
    • ‘These unheated buildings are a short walk away from the main glasshouses and are filled with a huge range of tiny rock plants.’
    • ‘Hall has looked after Kew's alpines and bulbs since 1976 and knows more about rock plants than most.’
    • ‘A sunny aspect will suit most rock plants, but those that prefer it a bit shady can be grown on the north side of large rocks.’