List of all plants with their own page in this gallery, who do not have Plant Description Pages elsewhere:-

Photos of Each Rock Garden Plant returned to its 1 of 52 Flower Petal Colour Wheel Page
January Blooms
February Blooms
March Blooms
April Blooms
May Blooms
June Blooms
July Blooms
August Blooms
September Blooms
October Blooms
November Blooms
December Blooms
Small size Rock Garden Plants in different Flower Colours
Miniature Rock Garden Plants in different Flower Colours
Small size Rock Garden Plant flower in Month
Miniature Rock Garden Plant flower in Month
Acantholimon armenum - Violet 789 is Magenta Shift Flowers
Acantholimon echinus - Red Violet 789 is Pink Flowers
Acantholimon huetii - Red 789 is Flat Pink Flowers
Acantholimon ulicinium var. creticum - White Flowers
Aethionema schistosum - Red Violet 789 is Pink Flowers
Alectorurus yedoensis platypetala - White Flowers
Allium cernuum - White Flowers
Allium cyaneum - Blue 789 is Offwhite Blue Flowers
Allium mairon var. amabile - Red 789 is Flat Pink Flowers
Allium sikkimense (beesianum) - Blue 789 is Offwhite Blue Flowers
Anagallis monellii - Blue 56 is Blue Flowers
Aquilegia scopulorum - Blue 789 is Offwhite Blue Flowers
Arabis bryoides - White Flowers
Arenaria grandiflora - White Flowers
Arenaria montana - White Flowers
Crocus angustifolius - Yellow Orange 45 is Tangerine
Crocus medius - Blue Violet 7 is Mauve Flowers
Cyclamen africanum - Violet 789 is Magenta Shift
Cyclamen graecum - Violet 789 is Magenta Shift
Cyclamen libanoticum - Violet 789 is Magenta Shift
Cyclamen purpurascens - Violet 789 is Magenta Shift Flowers
Daphne arbuscula - Red Violet 789 is Pink Flowers
Dianthus alpinus - Red 789 is Flat Pink Flowers
Dianthus callizonus - Blue Violet 7 is Mauve Flowers
Dianthus haematocalyx subsp. pindicola - Violet 789 is Magenta Shift Flowers
Dionysia aretioides - Yellow 56 is Yellow Flowers
Draba dedeana - White Flowers
Fritillaria pudica - Yellow 56 is Yellow Flowers
Globularia incanescens - Blue 789 is Offwhite Blue Flowers
Iris histrioides 'George' - Blue Violet 34 is The Bands Flowers
Iris histrioides 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' - Blue 56 is Blue Flowers
Lewisia cotyledon 'Regenbogen' - Red Violet 56 is Process Pagenta Flowers
Narcissus bulbocodium - Yellow 56 is Yellow Flowers
Narcissus bulbocodium x romieuxii - Yellow 56 is Yellow Flowers
Petrophytum caespitosum - White Flowers
Site Map for Rock Garden Plants who do not have Plant Description Pages

Rock Plant Colour Wheel - Flowers Link Map

Click on Number in Colour Wheel or Black sections below:-

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Some abbreviations have been used in compiling the list of Rock Plants for small gardens in order to make it possible to provide all the required information at a glance in a condensed form within the Rock Garden Plant Index Pages.

 

Name

First is the name of the genus to which the plant belongs which is given in capitals. Under the generic name the names of the species and varieties are recorded.

Link to photos, cultivation details or mail-order business that sells it.

Link in *** to Rock Garden Colour Wheel Page with photo of the plant at bottom of page. Then, More Photos Page links to further photos / description in its Rock Plant Photos Gallery Page. Followed by link in Return to Rock Garden Colour Wheel Page for comparison of flower photos or link in Index Page in the Rock Garden Colour Wheel Gallery for possible further description.

Suitability

Details of which container to grow the plant in:-

Type

Abbreviated to:-

  • B for Bulb
  • H for Herb - any non-woody plant that is not a tree or shrub
  • HP for Herbaceous Perennial
  • S for Shrub
  • SS for Sub-shrub

followed by

  • E for Evergreen
  • D for Deciduous

Height and Spread

The approximate height is given first in inches, followed by the approximate spread, when mature. 1 inch (") = 25.4 millimetres (mm)

Soil

The figures A, B, C and D denote that the plant in question requires one of the following soil mixtures:-

  • A. Equal parts of loam, leafmould and sand. This is a suitable mixture for plants which require a light, open, porous soil with good drainage. A good mixture for troughs in a sheltered position in part shade. All bulbs and conifers do well in this medium.
  • B. Equal parts of loam, leafmould, peat and sand. This is more retentive of water but is well-drained and will grow all the plants in this Rock Plant List which are suitable for full sun, and it is ideal for woodland plants in part shade.
  • C. Four parts leafmould and one part each of loam and sand. A soil for growing dwarf rhododendrons and other ericaceous plants in the raised bed type of trough and peat beds.
  • D. Three parts Cornish silver sand and one part flaked leafmould. For all difficult and rare high alpines, including most of the cushion type. The trough containing this mixture is best situated in part shade.

which may be followed by

  • N for when a neutral pH medium is required.
  • L for when a limey pH medum is required.

Where no additional letter is given, the plant will thrive under either condition.

Position and Protection

The following terms and abbreviations used singly or in combination will minimize the risk of planting in an unsuitable spot:-

  • C --- This means that the plant will do well planted on its side in a crevice built up on the rocks for preference.
  • P --- This plant requires a pane of glass suspended over it in winter, generally from October to the end of March.
  • PS -- A part-shady spot or facing west with protection from the south by a shadow cast by either a rock or shrub.
  • SA -- Shady position either facing north or protected by a rock.
  • Sun - This means that the plant will require a normal amount of direct sunlight.
  • W --- The plant will do well planted in a vertical position in the side of a trough or scree frame.

Flower Colour, Nearest Colour Wheel - Flowers Colour and Months of Flowering

These 3 columns are self-explanatory;
for example, Orange June, means that

  • the flowers are orange (if the plant has a Plant Description Page in this website then the link from here will be to that Plant Description Page otherwise to a Plant Description found on the Internet),
  • orange3 in the Colour Wheel - Flowers is the nearest colour for the majority of the flower petal (either from a flower image in this website or an image found on the Internet), with link to the Colour Wheel - Flowers Colour and
  • the flowering month is June with link to the flower photo on the Internet.

A double entry such as
Orange August
Red October
means that the plant has orange flowers in August and red fruits or berries in October.

Propagation

A general idea to the best method of increasing the stock:-

  • C ---- Half-ripened wood at the end of July.
  • D ----- Division.
  • GC ---- Green Cuttings in late spring.
  • L ------ Layering.
  • Leaf C - The plant is best propagated by leaf cuttings.
  • RC ----- Fully ripened wood at the end of September.
  • Root C - The plant is best propagated by cutting the thick root thongs at the end of September.
  • S ------- The best method is by seed.

may be followed by

  • H - Where this letter is placed after any of the above abbreviations, it means that bottom heat is essential to obtain a fair percentage of strikes.
    The omission of this letter does not mean that bottom heat cannot be employed; in fact, its use will certainly save an appreciable amount of time taken to increase the stock.

A combination of the above will denote that the plant can be increased by all the methods which those abbreviated letters stand for.

Propagation Seed Composts

"I am giving 3 types of composts which will be numbered 1, 2 and 3 so that they will not be confused with the potting mixtures. The number of the compost will be noted under the heading of propagation in the list of plants. These are not offered as the only types in which seedlings may be grown, but they have proved their worth over many years. As it will only be on rare occasions that a bushel of compost of any one of the seed mixtures will be required, I will give the size of the box which can be constructed easily to hold a quarter of a bushel, an amount more in keeping with the average amateur's need. The inside measurements of the box, which is best made of wood are 10 by 10 x 5.5 inches deep (25 by 25 x 13.25 cms). By doubling the depth a half bushel measure is available.

Compost 1
A mixture that has been found suitable for all the ordinary and easy types of alpine seed is the John Innes seed compost.
It can of course be mixed at home as required. Only the amount needed at the time should be made for its lasting qualities are strictly limited. All the following ingredients are mixed by bulk, not weight, and are best used dry after mixing, storing the compost for a day or 2 before use.

  • Take 2 parts of medium-heavy sterilised loam from a reliable source, full of rotted grass roots. The soil should be rubbed down between the hands into a light granular texture. All fibrous material must be retained and if large; cut into small pieces with scissors and mixed into the loam. On no account should the loam be sieved. This will spoil the texture of the finished compost and cause it to pack readily, a state of affairs to be avoided, for it is essential that the soil be open and granular in texture.
  • Add 1 part of sieved peat,
  • 1 part of Cornish sand

and well mix the whole together dry. Afterwards to this is added

  • 1.5 ounces of superphosphate of lime and
  • 0.75 ounces of chalk

to each bushel of compost. If this mixture is to be used for plants which are lime haters, the chalk should be omitted.

 

Compost 2
The more difficult and rare plants need a light, open soil in which to germinate and the following has been tried and found suitable. Equal parts by bulk of medium heavy fibrous loam and leaf-mould. Both the loam and leaf-mould should be sterilised and then rubbed down to a fine granular texture. The particles are better if small, but should not be sieved. To this is added 2 parts of Cornish sand, after sieving through a 1/16 inch sieve (2 mm) as the larger particles are not needed.

 

Compost 3
Shade-loving dwarf rhododendrons and other ericaceous and woodland plants like a more spongy yet still open medium. This consists of equal parts leaf-mould, peat and Cornish sand. The leaf-mould must be sterilised and rubbed down fine, the peat and sand should be sieved though a 1/16 inch (2 mm) sieve, and the wole well mixed together.

 

Both composts 2 and 3 need a very fine sprinkling of superphosphate of lime, just under 0.5 ounce for a a quarter of a bushel of mixture or to be more precise 3/8 of an ounce. The superphosphate is needed by the seedlings in their early growth. In fact it is essential as a plant food as soon as the seed starts to germinate, so it must be mixed with the composts, not applied afterwards. " from Collector's Alpines by Royton E. Heath published in 1964 by Collingridge Limited.

 

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when I do not have my own or ones from mail-order nursery photos , then from March 2016, if you want to start from the uppermost design levels through to your choice of cultivated and wildflower plants to change your Plant Selection Process then use the following galleries:-

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"The list for the Pan or Trough Garden varieties should also be included. Many spring flowering species produce a second crop in autumn. November, December and January are off months as always, though Gentiana sino-ornata, Cyclamen coum and a few brave stragglers like Campanula pusilla may show a rain-splashed bloom or two, and a mild season may tempt a few spring varieties forward." from Miniature Alpine Gardening by Lawrence D. Hills, published by Faber and Faber in 1944:-

Plant Name for Miniature Rock Garden Plant with link to description

Flowering Colour with link to mail-order supplier

Comments

February

Crocus susianus

Golden

Open golden cups striped on the outside with orange-brown flowers in February-March with emerging narrow grey-green leaves. Full sun or part shade and sandy peaty loam with mortar rubble under deciduous trees or shrubs. Sow seed as soon as ripe.

Crocus tommasinianus

Saphire blue

Saphire blue flowers in February-March with emerging narrow grey-green leaves. Full sun or part shade and sandy peaty loam with mortar rubble under deciduous trees or shrubs. Sow seed as soon as ripe.

March

Crocus susianus

Golden

Same data as in February

Crocus tommasinianus

Saphire blue

Same data as in February

Muscari azureum

Cambridge Blue

Cambridge blue flower spikes in March-April on any moist soil under carpeter groundcover. The untidy leaves when the plants are transferring the food they have gathered to the bulb for next year's flowering is against their use in trough or pan. The seed capsules should be collected when tidying up the dead foliage and left to dry until the seeds are hard and black, when they are ready for sowing in some out of the way corner.

Narcissus cyclamineus

White or Yellow

Between 8-9 inches (20-22.5 cms) high with yellow flowers in February-March, this Daffodil prefers full sun and shelter from drying winds, in a gritty leafy soil - it will grow on chalk in a pocket of equal parts of good turfy rotted loam, leaf-mould and coarse sand. In damp places or on a heavy clay, it is inclined to vanish mysteriously as its roots are not sufficiently vigorous with stiff soils. Lift in May, when the foliage has completely died down, and replant the offsets at wider intervals, even tiny bulbs like barley grains will reach flowering size the following year.

Narcissus juncifolius

Golden Yellow

Between 12-18 inches (30-45 cms) high with golden yellow flowers in May-July, this Division 7 Daffodil prefers full sun and shelter from drying winds, in a gritty leafy soil - it will grow on chalk in a pocket of equal parts of good turfy rotted loam, leaf-mould and coarse sand. In damp places or on a heavy clay, it is inclined to vanish mysteriously as its roots are not sufficiently vigorous with stiff soils. Lift in May, when the foliage has completely died down, and replant the offsets at wider intervals, even tiny bulbs like barley grains will reach flowering size the following year.

Narcissus nanus

Yellow flowers

6 inch (15 cms) high with yellow flowers in March-April, this Daffodil prefers full sun and shelter from drying winds, in a gritty leafy soil - it will grow on chalk in a pocket of equal parts of good turfy rotted loam, leaf-mould and coarse sand. In damp places or on a heavy clay, it is inclined to vanish mysteriously as its roots are not sufficiently vigorous with stiff soils. Lift in May, when the foliage has completely died down, and replant the offsets at wider intervals, even tiny bulbs like barley grains will reach flowering size the following year.

Soldanella alpina

Violet Flowers

Grows 3 inches (7.5 cms) high - with violet flowers in April-May - in equal parts of good loam, fine leaf-mould and pounded slate. They do not like lime so do not grow in chalk soil. The flower buds are formed during the autumn and remain dormant throughout the winter. The main reason for a poor display is the damping off of these buds from excessive moisture, and also attacks by slugs. A pane of glass on a carefully bent wire holder over the plant during the winter, and a small ring of perforated zinc around the plant, are excellent counter-measures. Division with care in July.

April

Arabis blepharophylla

Rich Pink

Dark grey-green, faintly hairy, smooth-edged and rounded at the tips foliage of a plant that increases slowly in a clump. Rich pink flowers on 3-6 inch (7.5-15 cms) stems in April-June. Fully hardy on any soil, the poorer the better, in full sun, no matter how dry it gets. It is a good chalk plant as it is fond of lime. Propagation is from the young shoots, which are produced after flowering. These root freely in sandy soil in a frame or greenhouse, but they should not be removed before there is at least an inch of stem between the growing point and the lowest leaf, which should be removed when the cutting is made.

Gentiana angustifolia

Clear Blue

Dome 2 inches (5 cms) high of narrow dark green leaves and clear blue trumpet flowers in February-May. It prefers full sun on heavy clay with plenty of lime, but with the addition of mortar rubble to most ordinary soils (will not grow in peaty sand) it will grow well. The soil should be kept firm around the plants and they greatly appreciate a mulch of lime-stone chippings to preserve the moisture. Propagation is easy by division and replanting after flowering in early summer.

Inula acaulis

Yellow Daisy

Broad dark green leaves in flat rosettes on short jointed stems that cling closely to the ground, rooting downwards at every elbow (I wonder why it does not do this with its knees as well!). Large yellow daisy flowers on 2 inch (5 cms) stems in April-May. Prefers full sun on light alpine soil. Division of the clump in spring.

Leontopodium alpinum

Small Grey Starfish Flowers

Low tufts of grey and furry leaves with the 2 small grey starfish flowers one on top of the other on stems from 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) high in April-June. The plant being too large for a pan or trough is best grown on a sunbaked slope of poor and limy soil - chalk is ideal. Easy to raise from seed.

Muscari azureum

Cambridge Blue

Same data as in March

Narcissus cyclamineus

White or Yellow

Same data as in March

Narcissus juncifolius

Golden Yellow

Same data as in March

Narcissus nanus

Yellow flowers

Same data as in March

Phlox stolonifera

Deep Pink

Deep pink flowers on 4 inch (10 cms) stems in April or May with dark green foliage. It has underground stems or 'stolons' as a means of increase. It prefers full sun with a mixture of 1 part each of mortar rubble and sand to 2 of alpine soil. Propagate from soft non-flowering shoots in July-August, taken about an inch long and inserted into sand in a shaded cold frame. The lowest leaves should be removed with a razor blade and the stem cut cleanly just below the joint. They go in nicely with a small dibber, stand up well after watering and are chubby little plants to go out in the spring.

Phlox subulata atropurpurea

Rosy- Purple

Dark rosy-purple flowers in April-June with dark green foliage. It prefers full sun with a mixture of 1 part each of mortar rubble, and crock dust to 3 of alpine soil. Propagate from soft non-flowering shoots in July-August, taken about an 0.5 inch long and inserted into sand in a shaded cold frame. The lowest leaves should be removed with a razor blade and the stem cut cleanly just below the joint. They go in nicely with a small dibber, stand up well after watering and are chubby little plants to go out in the spring.

Soldanella alpina

Violet Flowers

Same data as in March

Tulipa dasystemon

Yellow

Grows between 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) high with small pale yellow flowers in April. Any ordinary alpine soil containing leaf-mould will grow it and as it is fully hardy, it should be left in year after year. Plant the offsets in the spring.

May

Aethionema 'Warley Rose'

Pink

Evergreen bush with thin blue-grey foliage and pink flowers from April-June. Height 6 inches (15 cms), width 12 inches (30 cms). It can be cut back to the parent root in April to begin again as a neat and compact bush. Prefers Full Sun, a clayey soil, and plenty of chalk and mortar rubble. Your cuttings in August are the small shoots at the base of the flowering stems: these root freely in a shaded cutting frame or pan of sand in a cool greenhouse. Pot in 3.5 inch (8.5 cms) pots in the Autumn with limy soil, transplant in spring or following autumn. The growing point should be nipped out to make them bushy and compact in early spring.

Androsace sarmentosa watkinsii

Deep Pink

Excellent crevice plant, where vertical planting, with a cool root run to the soil behind, preserves them from the effects of winter damp. They grow in rosettes of hairy leaves and send out long runners which root down like a strawberry runner and become additional plants. Deep pink flowers in May and June on 2-3 inch (5-7.5 cms) stems above the rosettes. Fuul Sun with gritty soil: 1 of broken crocks and smashed up slate to 3 of good alpine soil with plenty of mortar rubble. Protect from winter damp with pane of glass large enough to run the drips clear of the plant. Just dig up and transplant or pot any runners in autumn or early spring.

Androsace sempervivoides

Pink

The rosettes are only 0.5 inches across (1.25 cms), pale green and far less hairy than the Androsace above. Pink flowers in May and June.

Arabis blepharophylla

Rich Pink

Same data as in April

Azalea rosaeflora

Salmon- Pink

This evergreen shrub spreads slowly outwards rather than upwards to 6 inches (15 cms) in height. Salmon-pink flowers in May and early June. It prefers full sun or part shade and a cool root run in 2 parts leaf-mould, 1 of natural peat, 1 part of sand and 1 of good loam, but not in chalk districts or a very dry garden. Cuttings can be taken from the soft hairy-stemmed young shoots that spring from the base of branches; usually in August. These should be inserted into 3 parts of sand to 1 of fine peat in a shaded cold frame, having been dipped into rooting powder. Pot in the following spring, using the growing compost with about half a teacupful of bonemeal to a bucketful of soil mixed well together. Nip out the growing point 3 times in the summer to make bushy plants. When growth is well advanced at end of May, the plants should be plunged in leaf-mould, covering them completely so that only the foliage can be seen, as well as packing it well into all the spaces between the pots. Soak about twice a week in dry weather. Plant out in the following spring by smashing the pot rather than breaking the roots through lifting it out.

Cytisus procumbens (Cytisus decumbens)

Yellow

Prostrate main stems are small, gnarled and twist closely about over soil and rocks - with thin dark green leaves - becoming 12 inches (30 cms) across and 3 inches (7.5 cms) high. Yellow gorse-like blooms in May. Add ample leaf-mould and mortar rubble to any light soil. Full sun with drought, chalk or poor sandy soil makes it flower more freely. The cuttings are 2 inch (5 cms) lengths of the spine-like leaves removed in June or July, and rooted in a 5 to 1 mixture of sand and peat in a shaded cold frame. They will grow from the tips and sides, assuming their characteristic habit after about 6 months.

Daphne cneorum

Fragrant Pink

Ball-shaped shrub about 8 inches (20 cms) high and 12 inches (30 cms) across fragrant clear pink florets in April-May. Soil mixture of equal parts of loam, sand and leaf-mould with full sun or part shade. It should be well-watered on chalk. Spring top dressing of a tablespoonful of bonemeal sprinkled round the roots. Fill empty centre in June with the above mixture so that the stems will root strongly into that. Dip non-flowering shoots of hard wood in July or August in rooting hormone before growing in a mixture of sand with fine peat in a shaded cold frame. After potting in spring into the loam, sand and leaf-mould mixture above, and stopping about May and agin in July, they will be ready for planting out in the autumn.

Dianthus arvernensis

Rose-
Pink

Close-packed silvery foliage with rose-pink flowers on 1 inch (2.5 cms) high stems in May-June. Division in spring or soft cuttings after flowering.

Dodecatheon alpinum

Deep Pink

Florets of deep pink flowers in June-August with soil mixture of equal parts of loam, sand and leaf-mould and part shade or full shade. Will grow on chalk. When the seed vessel is dry and opens, then the seed within is black and hard. Sow the seed in a box under glass. The clumps can be divided in the autumn. 114 page book on Dodocatheon alpinum.

Gentiana angustifolia

Clear Blue

Same data as in April

Houstonia caerulea 'Millard's Variety'

Pale Blue

The leaves are small and rounded on thin closely woven stems that grow not more than an inch (2.5 cms) high, above which the 4-petalled star-shaped flowers, pale blue with a yellow or cream centre, are carried on short stalks from May-September. It is happiest in shade or part shade on a moist peaty soil. Seed is sown when ripe and pricked off or potted to winter in a cold frame.

Inula acaulis

Yellow Daisy

Same data as in April

Leontopodium alpinum

Small Grey Starfish Flowers

Same data as in April

Linaria faucicola (Linaria alpina concolor)

Violet

Deep violet flowers in May-September with small blunt grey leaves on colony of prostrate branches. Full sun with poor, sandy and limy soil so it makes a good plant for chalk, particularly as it has no objection to drought. The clump will last about 3 years and seed themselves generously, so makes it unsuitable for the pan or trough. Seed can be sown in spring in the rock garden crevices.

Linum perenne subsp. alpinum

Light blue

Semi-prostrate, with heather like foliage and light blue flowers from June-August, which open only when the sun shines. Propagate through soft cuttings after flowering in September.

Mimulus primulaoides

Vivid trumpet-shaped Yellow

The area where this plant is growing should always be carefully marked in the autumn with labels as it is deciduous and lives throughout the winter as a colony of underground stems; these are often forked up by incautious weeding, and this is the most common reason for loss. It requires shade or part shade and a moist but well-drained soil with plenty of coarse sand and leaf-mould to keep it open. Small bright green hairy leaves form a low thicket about 0.5 inches high (1.25 cms) high with minute vivid yellow trumpet-shaped flowers on 2 inch (5 cms) stems in May-August.

Phlox stolonifera

Deep Pink

Same data as in April

Phlox subulata atropurpurea

Rosy- Purple

Same data as in April

Raymonda pyrenaica

(Ramonda myconi)

Violet- Blue flowers

The plant with its dark green crinkly leaves should be squeezed in between 2 rocks in either a horizontal or upright join, so that its leaves sit against the outer surface of the crag and the roots can reach back into moisture and good soil behind - a mixture of 3 parts alpine soil, 2 of leaf-mould and 1 of mortar rubble. As it becomes established, the plant will increase to a colony of swelling rosettes all tucked closely into the crevice, with clusters of violet-blue flowers, with buttercup-yellow eyes, from the end of May until September. The crevice should be in at least part shade, full shade is best, and the plant should be grown edgeways. Split the colony in the spring.

Thalspi rotundifolium

Lavender flowers

A rosette former growing in a low colony of dark green round leaves that radiate from a thick root stock. Lavender flowers in May-June. Full sun on a slope of 1 part each of coarse sand, fine crock chips, mortar rubble and leaf-mould to 3 of good clayey loam, should be used for both growing, sowing in a pan and potting. Place a small ring of perforated zinc around the plant to counter the slugs. Cuttings of single rosettes should be struck in sand in a shaded frame during July-August. Seed, when it is set, should be sown in spring.

Tulipa praestans Van Tubergen

Orange- Scarlet

Grows between 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) high with up to 5 blooms of pointed cups of vivid orange scarlet, on a branching stem in May-June. Any ordinary alpine soil containing leaf-mould will grow it and as it is fully hardy, it should be left in year after year. Plant the offsets in the spring.

June

Aethionema 'Warley Rose'

Pink

Same data as in May

Andromeda polyfolia compacta

Soft Pink

Evergreen shrub growing to 6 inches (15 cms) high, with pale pink flowers in June. Soil of 2 parts leaf-mould, 2 of good loam and 1 of sand in full sun or part shade, where it is not too dry in summer. Like other members of Ericacea, it is no good on chalk.

Androsace sarmentosa watkinsii

Deep Pink

Same data as in May

Androsace sempervivoides

Pink

The rosettes are only 0.5 inches across (1.25 cms), pale green and far less hairy than the Androsace above. Pink flowers in May and June.

Arabis blepharophylla

Rich Pink

Same data as in April

Azalea rosaeflora

Salmon- Pink

Same data as in May

Calceolaria tenella

Vivid Yellow Slipper

Place at the foot of a rock in the ravine garden by water. Bright green round leaves on stems will cling by rootlets up the face of any vertical surface as well as spreading at the base. Vivid yellow slipper flowers from June-September with crimson lines will nod on inch high stalks over the closely matted foliage. Full sun if it damp, but hates being dry, and is not suitable for a chalk soil, preferring sandy mixture with leaf-mould or a clay well lightened by these ingredients. Division in spring or from seed - saved when the pods start to gape open - sown in a greenhouse in February.

Campanula pulla

Bell-shaped Violet

Violet bell-shaped flowers on 2 inch (5 cms) stems in June-August. Full sun or part shade and any soil containing mortar rubble. Spring division.

Cytisus procumbens (Cytisus decumbens)

Yellow

Same data as in May

Dianthus arvernensis

Rose-
Pink

Same data as in May

Dianthus 'Mars'

Bright double Crimson

Grassy silver-grey foliage and bright crimson double flowers in May-October. Remove dead blooms and scatter a teaspoonful of bonemeal or any herbaceous plant fertiliser round each clump about July before watering. To make sure of cuttings, a plant should be selected in May, cut back and prevented from flowering by the removal of buds; the supply of young shoots in June-July will be adequate for propagating in the same way as the other Dianthus.

Dianthus microlepis

Pale Pink

Close-packed green foliage with pale pink flowers in April-June. Division in spring or soft cuttings after flowering.

Dianthus nitidus

June, July

Soil mixture required is 2 parts leaf-mould (or natural peat for a second choice) to 1 each of loam and sand with 0.5 parts of mortar rubble. It dislikes dryness therefore keep it away from the highest and most sun-baked slopes, but will tolerate part shade. Bright green leaves in a low tight cushion of a plant with pale pink flowers - which have dark crimson lines and edgings - in June. Propagation in spring through cuttings of soft shoots in a cold frame.

Dianthus 'Spark'

Crimson

Grassy foliage and vivid crimson double flowers in June-August. Remove dead blooms and scatter a teaspoonful of bonemeal or any herbaceous plant fertiliser round each clump about July before watering. To make sure of cuttings, a plant should be selected in May, cut back and prevented from flowering by the removal of buds; the supply of young shoots in June-July will be adequate for propagating in the same way as the other Dianthus.

Geranium sanguineum lancastriense

Clear Pink veined with Red

Lancashire Crane's Bill grows best in full sun on poor soil with plenty of lime - on peaty sand it requires additional mortar rubble. Clear pink veined with red flowers are produced on short stems on a starvation diet. Sections of the thick mature stems can be inserted in September into sand or the clump can be divided in spring. Starvation is essential in cramped quarters for more flowers and it is successful in dry shade.

Globularia cordifolia

Pale Blue

Spoon-shaped, dark green leaves with pale blue flowers in July-August. Full sun and prefers a gritty and limy soil - 1 part of mortar rubble, 1 part of crock or brick dust and 2 parts of alpine soil. Division of the clumps in spring.

Gypsophila cerastioides Coopers var. White-veined red flower.

White-veined Red

Low mat of creeping branches with pale green leaves with white-veined red flowers in June-July. Any soil with plenty of mortar rubble or other form of lime in full sun. Division in spring. Gypsophila cerastioides Pixie Splash has red-veined white flowers.

Gypsophila fratensis

Pale Pink

Grey-green, fleshy leaves with pale pink flowers in June-September. Requires poor and limy soils in full sun in a dry chalk garden. Cuttings after flowering root readily in sand so it is rarely worth troubling with seed.

Houstonia caerulea 'Millard's Variety'

Pale Blue

Same data as in May

Hypericum reptans

Buttercup Yellow

Completely prostrate trailing stems with small grey-green rounded leaves and buttercup yellow flowers in July-September. It prefers full sun in a sandy limy soil or coarse sand on a heavy clay. Propagate using spring or autumn cuttings.

Leontopodium alpinum

Small Grey Starfish Flowers

Same data as in April

Linaria faucicola (Linaria alpina concolor)

Violet

Same data as in May

Narcissus cyclamineus

February March

Between 8-9 inches (20-22.5 cms) high with yellow flowers in April, this Daffodil prefers full sun and shelter from drying winds, in a gritty leafy soil - it will grow on chalk in a pocket of equal parts of good turfy rotted loam, leaf-mould and coarse sand. In damp places or on a heavy clay, it is inclined to vanish mysteriously as its roots are not sufficiently vigorous with stiff soils. Lift in May, when the foliage has completely died down, and replant the offsets at wider intervals, even tiny bulbs like barley grains will reach flowering size the following year.

Linum
suffruticosum salsoloides 'Nanum'

White veined with Grey

It forms a round mat of wiry heather-like branches about an inch (2.5 cms) high, with pointed greyish-green leaves on a neat and compact plant. The flowers, on 2 inch (5 cms) stems, are white veined with grey pencil markings on the petals. Every evening they wrap themselves neatly like rolled umbrellas, but blaze all over the clump through the heat of the day, from the end of May until August. Cuttings should be selected from non-flowering shoots in August, treated with hormone powder and inserted into 2 parts of loam to 1 each of leaf-mould, sand and mortar-rubble. As they increase from the inch (2.5 cms) long cuttings from which they started, they will need stopping to encourage bushy growth for about 2 years in growing to flowering size.

Papaver alpinum hybrids

White, Orange Red, Yellow and Pink

2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms) high with feathery grey foliage in low tufts with white (Papaver alpinum album), orange red (Papaver alpinum cocineum), yellow (Papaver alpinum luteum) and pink (Papaver alpinum roseum) flowers on short stems in June-October. Full sun and poorest sandy soil with mortar rubble. Seed should be sown from April onwards where the plants are required even in unlikely crevices and corners. They cross fertilize very freely.

Phlox subulata 'Snow Queen'

5-petalled White

Forms an inch (2.5 cms) high mat of closely packed dark green foliage, covered in May or June with white 5-petalled flowers. It prefers full sun with a mixture of 1 part each of mortar rubble, and crock dust to 3 of alpine soil. Propagate from soft non-flowering shoots in July-August, taken about an inch long and inserted into sand in a shaded cold frame. The lowest leaves should be removed with a razor blade and the stem cut cleanly just below the joint. They go in nicely with a small dibber, stand up well after watering and are chubby little plants to go out in the spring.

Phlox subulata atropurpurea

Rosy- Purple

Same data as in April

Primula capitata var. Mooreana

Deep rich Purple

Leaves are light green, narrow and bluntly rounded with finely toothed edges, carried in a colony of flat rosettes over which the deep rich purple flower heads nod on 6-8 inch stems during June-August. Seed is set in nut-like capsules among the flower heads and should be sown immediately that it is ripe. If a garden is being contructed at the overflow of a pond, then use 1 part of leaf-mould to every 2 of soil to aid the soil continuing to be wet.

Raymonda pyrenaica

(Ramonda myconi)

Violet- Blue flowers

Same data as in May

Sisyrinchium bellum

Clear Blue 4-petalled flowers

Narrow pale green sword-shaped leaves, with clear blue 4-petalled flowers in clusters that burst from the sheaths of leaf-like stems in June-September. Planted in sandy soil, they will grow in a clump from 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) high. The capsules should be allowed to ripen on the plant; when they are dry, and the seeds loose and black inside, they should be gathered and sown either at once or in the spring. Division in spring is another propagation method.

Thalspi rotundifolium

Lavender flowers

Same data as in May

Viola aetolica

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers in May-June on short-lived plant about 2 inches (5 cms) high. Plant in part shade on ordinary alpine soil, in a situation where they do not suffer from drought in the summer, and they can be propagated from cuttings in September which are rooted in a cold frame.

July

Aethionema 'Warley Rose'

Pink

Same data as in May

Andromeda polyfolia compacta

Soft Pink

Same data as in June

Calceolaria tenella

Vivid Yellow Slipper

Same data as in June

Campanula pulla

Bell-shaped Violet

Same data as in June

Campanula Tymonsii

Pale Blue

Pale blue cupped flowers in July-September. Height of 4 inches (10 cms) and width of 12 inches (30 cms).

Campanula Wockii

Violet

Small tuft plant with deep violet flowers on 2 inch (5 cms) stems from June-September.

Claytonia australasica

Bluish-white

Small, round, pale green foliage grows into a low mat. Bluish-white daisy florets in June-September. 2 parts alpine soil to 1 part leaf-mould. It dislikes drought, full sun and chalk. Division and cuttings in spring using 3 parts sand to 1 of fine peat.

Dianthus 'Mars'

Bright double Crimson

Same data as in June

Dianthus 'Spark'

Crimson

Same data as in June

Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana

Mid- Blue

Forms a circle of trailing stems with dark green leaves about 18 inches (45 cms) in diameter with mid-blue trumpet flowers in June-July. It will grow in full sun or part shade on any soil, though on chalk it appreciates more leaf-mould, and on poor sand the size of the clump is restricted.

Geranium sanguineum lancastriense

Clear Pink veined with Red

Same data as in June

Globularia cordifolia

Pale Blue

Same data as in June

Houstonia caerulea 'Millard's Variety'

Pale Blue

Same data as in May

Hypericum reptans

Buttercup Yellow

Same data as in June

Linaria faucicola (Linaria alpina concolor) and other Linarias

Violet

Same data as in May

Linum perenne subsp. alpinum

Light blue

Same data as in May

Linum suffruticosum salsoloides 'Nanum'

White veined with Grey

Same data as in June

Lithospermum diffusum
'Heavenly Blue'

(Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue')

Gentian Blue flowers

Dark green oval leaves on long prostrate branches that weave into a mat of thick foliage, which can be rolled up like a carpet in spring to enable a top dressing of a tablespoonful of bonemeal to be scattered round the central rootstock and forked in to provide additional plant food. Florets of gentian blue flowers in May-June. Part shade or full sun against a large rock over which it can cascade and to which the roots can cling in a pocket of 2 parts of natural peat to 1 each of leaf-mould, good lime-free loam and sand. Once planted, it should not be disturbed as it rarely recovers from root damage. Soft young growth cuttings about 2 inches (5 cms) should be taken in the first 2 weeks of July. They should be dipped into a rooting hormone and then inserted into a mixture of 3 parts sand to 1 of fine peat, in a cold frame or greenhouse. They should be well watered, shaded, and never allowed to flag. When potting the young plants into the mixture recommended for growing the parents, great care should be taken to avoid breaking the almost transparent growing point of the tap root - a common cause of plants becoming hard, yellow foliage, and sulky. July struck cuttings will need stopping about September and again in early spring; by April or May they will be ready for their permanent homes.

Mazus pumilio

Lilac- Violet

It grows in small rosettes of rather brownish-green leaves joined by red-brown stems that root like strawberry runners but less rapidly. Lilac/violet flowers on very short stems above the mat of foliage in July-August. Carpeter for full shade or part shade on poor sandy soil protected from cold wind. Spring division is the usual method of increase.

Mimulus primulaoides

Vivid trumpet-shaped Yellow

Same data as in May

Mimulus cupreus 'Whitecroft Scarlet'

Bright Scarlet with small Yellow spots

Very compact, growing from 2-4 inches (5-10 cms) high, with short jointed sturdy stems and small pointed brownish-green leaves. Bright scarlet with small yellow spots in the throat flowers in June-September. Shade or part shade is preferred and in a damp place down by water among ferns on any ordinary alpine mixture, it will riot and grow without becoming a nuisance. Take soft cuttings at the end of September and insert them in 4 parts sand, 2 of loam and 1 of leaf-mould either direct in a cold frame, or in a large pot half filled and covered with glass. They will remain with no more attention than the removal of dead leaves and ventilation until about March or April.

Papaver alpinum hybrids

White, Orange Red, Yellow and Pink

Same data as in June

Penstemon roezlii

(Penstemon rupicola)

bright coral Red

12 inch (30 cms) diameter and 6 inches (15 cms) high semi-prostrate bush of small, leathery light green leaves and bright coral red flowers in spikes of 8 in May-July. Full sun with mixture of 1 part each of leaf-mould, sand or crock chips, mortar rubble to 2 of good loam in a pocket within chalk soil. Soft shoots inserted in July-August are easy to root and take about 2 years to produce a sizeable plant. Seed, though often available, is not always a success, as the seedlings do not often inherit the flowering qualities of the parents.

Primula capitata var. Mooreana

Deep rich Purple

Same data as in June

Raymonda pyrenaica

(Ramonda myconi)

Violet- Blue flowers

Same data as in May

Scutillaria indica japonica

Mauve

The mauve flowers are carried on short spikes of up to 9 florets from the end of July until October. It is a compact bush about 4 inches (10 cms) high with grey-green hairy leaves on wiry stems. It prefers full sun and sandy or chalky soil. Take soft cuttings of non-flowering wood in spring or August. They are easy to strike in sand and with winter protection will be ready for planting the following spring. Blooms April-June in Japan.

Sisyrinchium bellum

Clear Blue 4-petalled flowers

Same data as in June

Thymus serpyllum major

Crimson Flowers

Forms dense evergreen mats with crimson flowers in July-August. Prefers full sun on any ordinary soil. Division is easiest method of propagation.

Viola aetolica

Yellow flowers

Same data as in June

August

Aethionema 'Warley Rose'

Pink

Same data as in May

Calceolaria tenella

Vivid Yellow Slipper

Same data as in June

Campanula haylodgensis flora plena

Lavender Blue

Double flowered alpine with lavender blue bells one inside the other, on 3 inch (7.5 cms) stems above a close mat of pale green, glossy foliage. Its preferences and propagation methods are the same as Campanula arvatica.

Campanula Tymonsii

July, August, September

Same data as in July

Campanula Wockii

Violet

Small tuft plant with deep violet flowers on 2 inch (5 cms) stems from June-September.

Claytonia australasica

Bluish-white

Same data as in July

Cyananthus lobatus

Steely Blue

Becomes a thick circle of prostrate branches, along which the small pale green leaves are carried closely in pairs. The flower buds develop in July and open in August-September into steely-blue trumpets with a ring of black hairs in the centre of the bloom. Use in lower slopes of rock garden in full sun. Protect from rain in the winter using a cloche. Use 1 part each of peat, leaf-mould, loam and coarse sand, with o.5 of a part of crock chips as the soil mixture and add spring top dressing of bonemeal. It prefers rainwater, but not a chalk soil. When a seed pod swells up, then the remains of the dead flowers should be removed as rainwater is apt to rot them during te autumn. The pod should then be left on until it opens a little at the top, after which it should be stored somewhere dry for spring sowing.

Dianthus 'Mars'

Bright double Crimson

Same data as in June

Dianthus 'Spark'

Crimson

Same data as in June

Erica foxii nana

(Calluna Foxii nana)

Bright Purple

Grows 3 inches (7.5 cms) high and produces miniature spires of bright purple bloom in August-September and dark green foliage. It prefers a mixture of 1 part each of leaf-mould, peat, silver sand, and good loam. Full sun, or shaded for part of the day and remain moist in summer. Take soft cuttings from the tips of growing shoots in August, about an inch (2.5 cms) long inserted in a 5 to 1 mixture of sand and peat in a shaded cold frame. Add a little of the mixture from the area round the host plant to provide the mycorrhizal fungus to the cutting compost to help the new growth. (currently Calluna Foxii nana)

Gentiana farreri

Pale Blue

It will grow on chalk in a pocket of equal parts of good turfy rotted loam, leaf-mould and coarse sand, in which it should remain undisturbed, as it hates being moved once it is established. Full sun or part shade aids the production of pale blue trumpet flowers in July-August. Cuttings in spring from the smaller shoots should be inserted in 4 parts peat and 1 of sand mixture in which they will root in a cold frame, which is well shaded and with little ventilation until rooted. If buds form in the growing cuttings they should be nipped out at once. These can be planted out the following April.

Gentiana septemfida var. lagodechiana

Mid- Blue

Same data as in July

Gentiana 'Macaulayi'

Sky Blue

Dark green foliage with sky blue flowers in August-September. It will grow on chalk in a pocket of equal parts of good turfy rotted loam, leaf-mould and coarse sand, in which it should remain undisturbed, as it hates being moved once it is established. An old clump of about 5 years will appreciate a scattering of bonemeal in the spring and a top dressing of leaf-mould. Propagation from spring cuttings.

Gentiana saxosa

Ivory- White with Green veining

Prostrate mat of red-brown stems with small bronzy leaves. It grows 3 inches (7.5 cms) high with ivory-white with green veining flowers from August-October.

Geranium sanguineum lancastriense

Clear Pink veined with Red

Same data as in June

Globularia cordifolia

Pale Blue

Same data as in June

Gypsophila fratensis

Pale Pink

Same data as in June

Houstonia caerulea 'Millard's Variety'

Pale Blue

Same data as in May

Hypericum reptans

Buttercup Yellow

Same data as in June

Linaria faucicola (Linaria alpina concolor)

Violet

Same data as in May

Linum perenne subsp. alpinum

Light blue

Same data as in May

Linum suffruticosum salsoloides 'Nanum'

White veined with Grey

Same data as in June

Lithospermum diffusum
'Heavenly Blue'

(Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue')

Gentian Blue flowers

Same data as in July

Mazus pumilio

Lilac- Violet

Same data as in July

Mimulus primulaoides

Vivid trumpet-shaped Yellow

Same data as in May

Mimulus cupreus 'Whitecroft Scarlet'

Bright Scarlet with small Yellow spots

Same data as in July

Papaver alpinum hybrids

White, Orange Red, Yellow and Pink

Same data as in June

Penstemon roezlii

(Penstemon rupicola)

bright coral Red

Same data as in July

Primula capitata var. Mooreana

Deep rich Purple

Same data as in June

Raymonda pyrenaica

(Ramonda myconi)

Violet- Blue flowers

Same data as in May

Scutillaria indica japonica

Mauve

Same data as in July

Thymus serpyllum major

Crimson Flowers

Same data as in July

Viola aetolica

Yellow flowers

Same data as in June

September

Calceolaria tenella

Vivid Yellow Slipper

Same data as in June

Campanula haylodgensis flora plena

Lavender Blue

Same data as in August

Campanula Wockii

Violet

Small tuft plant with deep violet flowers on 2 inch (5 cms) stems from June-September.

Claytonia australasica

Bluish-white

Same data as in July

Cyananthus lobatus

Steely Blue

Same data as in August

Dianthus 'Mars'

Bright double Crimson

Same data as in June

Erica foxii nana

(Calluna Foxii nana)

Bright Purple

Same data as in August

Gentiana farreri

Pale Blue

Same data as in August

Gentiana 'Macaulayi'

Sky Blue

Same data as in August

Gentiana saxosa

Ivory- White with Green veining

Same data as in August

Gentiana
sino-ornata

Deep Blue Trumpets

Unsuitable for a chalk garden or one with lime in the soil; even hardness in the water will make them go yellow and dwindle away. Mixture of 3 parts leaf-mould, 2 of silver sand and 1 each of natural peat and loam; it is best to dig out a pocket about 8 inches deep and fill this with this growing compost. They should always be watered with rain-water. Part shaded position with surrounding soil of ordinary clay, sand or gravel will suit the plants for many years. Deep blue trumpet flowers in September-November.

Gentiana veitchiorum

Prussian Blue

Deep Prussian blue flowers in September-October. Best in full sun. Mixture of 3 parts leaf-mould, 2 of silver sand and 1 each of natural peat and loam; it is best to dig out a pocket about 8 inches deep and fill this with this growing compost. They should always be watered with rain-water. Divide this and Gentiana sino-ornata in February-March by splitting the crown carefully, so that each piece has 3 or 4 growing points and several of the long white thong-like roots.

Geranium sanguineum lancastriense

Clear Pink veined with Red

Same data as in June

Gypsophila fratensis

Pale Pink

Same data as in June

Houstonia caerulea 'Millard's Variety'

Pale Blue

Same data as in May

Linaria faucicola (Linaria alpina concolor)

Violet

Same data as in May

Lithospermum diffusum
'Heavenly Blue'

(Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue')

Gentian Blue flowers

Same data as in July

Mimulus primulaoides

Vivid trumpet-shaped Yellow

Same data as in May

Mimulus cupreus 'Whitecroft Scarlet'

Bright Scarlet with small Yellow spots

Same data as in July

Papaver alpinum hybrids

White, Orange Red, Yellow and Pink

Same data as in June

Penstemon roezlii

(Penstemon rupicola)

bright coral Red

Same data as in July

Scutillaria indica japonica

Mauve

Same data as in July

Viola aetolica

Yellow flowers

Same data as in June

October

Crocus medius

Violet- Purple

Grows 3 inches (7.5 cms) high and provides miniature cups of rich violet purple flowers in October-November before the foliage emerges.

Dianthus 'Mars'

Bright double Crimson

Same data as in June

Gentiana saxosa

Ivory- White with Green veining

Same data as in August

Gentiana
sino-ornata

Deep Blue Trumpets

Same data as in September

Gentiana veitchiorum

Prussian Blue

Same data as in September

Lithospermum diffusum
'Heavenly Blue'

(Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue')

Gentian Blue flowers

Same data as in July

Papaver alpinum hybrids

White, Orange Red, Yellow and Pink

Same data as in June

Viola aetolica

Yellow flowers

Same data as in June

November

Crocus medius

Violet- Purple

Grows 3 inches (7.5 cms) high and provides miniature cups of rich violet purple flowers in October-November before the foliage emerges.

Gentiana
sino-ornata

Deep Blue Trumpets

Same data as in September

 


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Fragrant Plants:-
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Flower Perfume Group:-

Indoloid Group.

Aminoid Group with scent - Hawthorn.

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Carnation, Cinnamon, Clove,
Spicy and
Vanilla.

Violet Group.

Rose Group.

Lemon Group with scent -
Verbena.

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Apricot,
Fruity,
Green Apple,
Orange, Pineapple,
Ripe Apple , Ripe Banana and
Ripe Plum.

Animal-scented Group with scents -
Cat,
Dog,
Ferret,
Fox,
Goat,
Human Perspiration,
Musk,
Ripe Apple and
Tom Cat.

Honey Group.

Unpleasant Smell Group with scents -
Animal,
Fetid,
Fishy,
Foxy,
Fur-like,
Garlic,
Hemlock,
Manure,
Nauseating,
Perspiration,
Petrol,
Putrid,
Rancid,
Sickly,
Skunk,
Stale Lint,
Sulphur and
Urinous.

Miscellaneous Group with scents -
Balm,
Brandy,
Cedar,
Cloying,
Cowslip,
Cucumber,
Damask Rose, Daphne,
Exotic,
Freesia,
Fur-like,
Gardenia,
Hay-like,
Heliotrope, Honeysuckle,
Hops,
Hyacinth,
Incense-like, Jasmine,
Laburnham,
Lilac,
Lily of the Valley, Meadowsweet, Mignonette,
Mint,
Mossy,
Muscat,
Muscatel,
Myrtle-like,
Newly Mown Hay, Nutmeg,
Piercing,
Primrose,
Pungent,
Resinous, Sandalwood, Sassafras,
Seductive,
Slight,
Soft,
Stephanotis,
Sulphur,
Starch,
Sweet,
Sweet-briar,
Tea-rose,
Treacle and
Very Sweet.

 

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