Welcome to Stone Art - your source for unique hypertufa garden accents. We have many fun and classic designs perfect for you or a friend! But first, you may be wondering what hypertufa is . . .
Tufa is a naturally-formed porous rock found around mineral springs. Tufa was carved and used in England for water troughs, and then in the mid-19th century, for alpine plant containers. These tufa containers grew scarce, leading to the development of hypertufa.
Hypertufa is a semi-porous rocklike material that is formed into pots and other shapes. Compared with natural rock it is lightweight but strong enough to withstand the freeze/thaw cycle of most northern climates.
Hypertufa's old, worn appearance compliments plants and other points of interest in the garden. If given a moist, shaded area, hypertufa will attract lichens and mosses. When used as planters, the bulky and porous walls act as a reservoir for water from which the plants can drink between waterings. Unlike plastic pots, it's porosity allows for easy passage of air to the root systems.
Hypertufa art is a fun and creative way to add a bit of yesterday to today's gardens. We hope you enjoy your visit!