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Green Roof Plants

Green Roof

Green roofs are not necessarily roof gardens; many are not designed to take foot traffic. Green roofs are tools for dealing with stormwater runoff and reducing urban heat islands. Other industry claims include their ability to reduce energy use by insulating buildings from extreme temperatures.

Major benefits include:

  • storm water retention,
  • provides insulation,
  • provides cooling and reduces urban heat,
  • cleans the air,
  • saves energy,
  • sound absorption,
  • food production,
  • can provide a habitat and stopping off place for birds and insects.

We are not green roofs experts, we just grow the plants. Green roof’s plants attributes should be low maintenance, normally require minimal irrigation, have quick growth and ease of replacement. Groundcover plants could cover large areas, thrive on green roofs whilst limiting the spread and germination of weeds.

Sedum groundcover cultivars are herbaceous and deciduous plants with beautiful colors. They can grow in any soil type and tolerate a few hours of shade.

Sempervivum are succulent perennial plants with about 40 species, commonly known as “houseleek” or “hens and chicks”. Plants can live a long time and do not require special care. Sempervivum grows well in cold areas with full sun exposition.

Carex or sedge varieties can grow in various soils, climates, and conditions. Selecting the correct varieties provides stand outs without much maintenance.

Delosperma cooperi is a perennial groundcover with a range of inflorescence flower colors. It is a full-sun plant, that can tolerate a few hours of shade.

Thymus is a small evergreen groundcover with gray-green, aromatic leaves and pink-purple flowers in early summer.

Next best recommendations:

Allium, Andropogon gerardiiArmeriaAsclepiasErigeronFestucaHelictotrichon sempervirensPenstemonSisyrinchium, Sporobolus heterolepis

  • Agave s. 'Black Widow' (72)ct Flat Agave s. 'Black Widow' (72)ct Flat

    Agave s. 'Black Widow' (72)ct Flat

    Agave schidigera 'Black Widow'(72)ct Flat Common Name: Century PlantThe white "hairs" of this succulent are reminiscent of the fine texture of a spider's web. Spiky, sword-like leaves are green, long, white fibers lining the margin. Forms a compact,...

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  • Delosperma cooperi 3.5 inch pot Delosperma cooperi 3.5 inch pot

    Delosperma cooperi (3.5 inch pot)

    Delosperma cooperi ((3.5-inch pot)s)Common Name: Hardy Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi, also known as the trailing ice plant, hardy ice plant, or pink carpet, is a succulent plant native to South Africa. It is a mat-forming plant that typically grows to 3-6...

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  • Delosperma cooperi Delosperma cooperi

    Delosperma cooperi (4) 1-gallons

    Delosperma cooperi (4) 1-gallons Common Name: Trailing ice plant, hardy ice plant Zones: 6 to 9; Full sun and well-drained soil. Mature height 3 inches, plant 9 to 12 inches apart. Succulent semi-evergreen, with cylindrical needle-like leaves;...

    $115.68
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  • Delosperma GRANITA Raspberry 
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Delosperma GRANITA Raspberry 
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

    Delosperma GRANITA Raspberry (30)ct Flat

    Delosperma GRANITA® Raspberry ('PJS01S') (30)ct FlatCommon Name: Hardy Ice Plant One of the best Hardy Ice Plants we've seen in our trials for its large flowers and incredible flower coverage. Incredibly bright, "retina burning" color and a standout...

    $183.77
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  • Dianthus Cherry Vanilla PPAF 30ct Flat Dianthus Cherry Vanilla PPAF 30ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Cherry Vanilla' PP29684 (30)ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Cherry Vanilla' PP29684 CPBR6728 (30)ct FlatFRUIT PUNCH® SeriesCommon Name: Pinks There are only a few plants that can stop you in your tracks as you walk by, and this sparkling new Dianthus in the FRUIT PUNCH® series is one of them...

    $224.84
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  • Dianthus Classic Coral PPAF 30ct Flat Dianthus Classic Coral PPAF 30ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Classic Coral' PP30048 (30)ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Classic Coral' PP30048 CPBR6729 (30)ct FlatFRUIT PUNCH® SeriesCommon Name: Pinks Classic Coral' is the long-awaited missing color of the FRUIT PUNCH® series. In early summer a splash of double, striking coral pink flowers is produced...

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  • Dianthus 'Cute as a Button' PP31453 (30)ct Flat Dianthus Cute as a Button PPAF 30ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Cute as a Button' PP31453 (30)ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Cute as a Button' PP31453 (30)ct FlatPRETTY POPPERS® SeriesCommon Name: Pinks 'Cute as a Button' has semi-double, bright pink flowers have a deep red eye and serrated edges. Blue-green foliage. Dianthus are among the best for providing...

    $206.64
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  • Dianthus Double Bubble PPAF 30ct Flat Dianthus Double Bubble PPAF 30ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Double Bubble' PP29972 (30)ct Flat

    Dianthus 'Double Bubble' PP29972 (30)ct FlatPRETTY POPPERS® SeriesCommon Name: Pinks 'Double Bubble' has double, medium pink flowers with blue-green foliage. Very floriferous and a petite package. Dianthus are among the best for providing color in...

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