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Flower. Photo in Archeaux Plantes

Foliage. Photo From D. Rankin of Kevock Garden Plants

Form. Photo From D. Rankin of Kevock Garden Plants

Plant Name

Androsace tapete

Androsace is the second largest genus in the Primulaceae, and is widely cultivated by horticulturists for its dense cushions covered in white or pink flowers. It is a predominantly Arctic-alpine genus with many species in the mountains of central Asia, the Caucasus, and the southern and central European mountain systems, particularly the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Common Name

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Soil

Sharply drained sandy soil in vertical crevices in rock work, a dry wall or a scree bed

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Dry

Plant Type / Alpine/Alpine

Evergreen Perennial/ Alpine

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

3 x 6 (8 x 15)

Evergreen Foliage

Shoots tightly packed, with light green leaf rosettes superimposed into columns, usually without intervals, 0.1 in diameter.

Flower Colour in Month(s). Seed

5-petalled White flowers in June-July

Comment

Forms compact moundlike cushions and is native from dry meadows and gravelly mountain slopes between 3500-5000 metres in South Gansu, Qinghai, West Sichuan, South Xinjiang and Xizang (Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkm). In the wild, it takes at least 10 years from first budding for this plant to form a rounded cushion about 3 inches high and 10 inches wide in the limestone gravel at arid heights.

The easy to grow species are ideal for the rock garden and raised bed (Rock Garden FAQS). High alpine species need vertical crevices in rock work, a dry wall or scree bed conditions. Some also grow well in holes drilled in tufa rock.
Androsaces in cultivation enjoy small fissures between stones, firmly packed with pure sandy peat, or very sandy or gritty loam, not less than 15 inches deep. They should be so placed that no wet can gather or lie about them, and so planted in between stones that, once well rooted into the deep earth—all the better if mingled with pieces of broken sandstone—they never suffer from drought. It is easy to arrange rocks and soils so that, once the mass below is thoroughly moistened, ordinary drought has little effect.
Many species make excellent, if demanding pot plants for the alpine house. All species need sharply drained soil and a site in full sun or part shade. Cushion-forming species in the alpine house need good ventilation and very litle water in winter. Any dead shoots must be removed as soon as possible and there is a lot to be said for the routine application of a fungicide. Aphids can be a serious problem (hidden in the heart of the cushion) and a systemic insecticide is required.

Androsace World aims to exhibit a photograph of every known species of Androsace.

The Androsace Group is a specialist group of the Alpine Garden Society and aims to circulate information on the cultivation and naming of androsaces and on their ecology and status in the wild. It also aims to investigate the problems of preserving species and hybrids in cultivation and to take what steps it can to ensure such preservation. Publications dealing with Androsace from the Androsace Group, Scottish Rock Garden Group and the Alpine Garden Society.

Available from Kevock Garden Plants and seed from Wrightman Alpines.

Companions

 

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Flower Bud Closed

Flower Bud Open

Flowers

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Single Leaf

Foliage

Autumn Foliage

EVERGREEN PERENNIAL FLOWER SHAPE -
Click on Text link in row below thumbnail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less

1

2

3

4

5

Above 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Stars

Bowls

Cups and Saucers

Globes

Goblets and Chalices

Trumpets

Funnels

 

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Flower Shape - Simple

Bells

Thimbles

Urns

Salverform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Hats, Hoods and Helmets

Stan-dards, Wings and Keels

Discs and Florets

Pin-Cushions

Tufts

 

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Flower Shape - Elaborated

Cushion

Umbel

Buttons

Pompoms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies and Sprays

Columns, Spikes and Spires

Whorls, Tiers and Candle-labra

Plumes and Tails

Chains and Tassels

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades

Spheres, Domes and Plates

 

PERENNIAL - EVERGREEN GALLERY PAGES

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Red
(o)Pink
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
(o)Brown
(o)Bronze
(o)Green1
(o)Green2
(o)Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)Silver
(o)Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
Autumn Colour
4 Season Colour

FORM
(o)Mat-forming
(o)Prostrate
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
(o)Clump-forming
Stemless
(o)Upright
Climbing
Arching

FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Fruit

FLOWER BED PICTURES
(o)Garden

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Introduction

 

I have a suspicion that any Mail-order Nursery in the world wishes to sell its plants. I have asked for 12 years for use of their photos and succeeded with those detailed in my Copyright Permissions Page.

Currently from May 2017; I am requesting any mail-order nursery to upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons with Public Domain License, which I could then use as I would believe that the respective photo was of the relevant plant named in its description, since that photo is from its grower.

This educational only website intends to describe and include photos for any cultivated plant or native wildlower plant, which is either grown and/or sold in the UK.

 

7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below in this EVERGREEN PERENNIAL Gallery.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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Evergreen Perennials Height from Text Border in this Gallery

Brown =
0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue =
12-24 inches
(30-60 cms)

Green =
24-36 inches
(60-90 cms)

Red =
36-72 inches
(90-180 cms)

Black =
72+ inches
(180+ cms)

Evergreen Perennials Soil Moisture from Text Background in this Gallery

 

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

The Plant Height Border in this Gallery has changed from :-
Blue = 0-2 feet (0-24 inches), Green = 2-6 feet (24-72 inches), Red = 6+ feet (72+ inches) to

  • Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)
  • Blue = 12-24 inches (30-60 cms)
  • Green = 24-36 inches (60-90 cms)
  • Red = 36-72 inches (90-180 cms)
  • Black = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

Flowering months range abreviates month to its first 3 letters (Apr-Jun is April, May and June).
Click on thumbnail to change this comparison page to the Plant Description Page of the Evergreen Perennial named in the Text box below that photo.

The Comments Row of that Evergreen Perennial Description Page details where that Evergreen Perennial is available from.

 

EVERGREEN PERENNIAL INDEX

Evergreen Perennial Name.

Alpine Evergreen Perennial if Text Background is Blue

Flower Colour

Flower Thumb-nail

Flowering Months

/ Form

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot
12 inches = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

Foliage Colour

Comments

A

Acaena buchananii

Yellow

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July, August

Mat-Forming

1.2 x 16
(3 x 40)

Grey-Green
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Plant in crevices of paving stones, in walls, on banks and slopes as a ground cover, in pale coloured gravel, in a Rock Garden or Containers at 12" spacing.

Acaena inermis
'Purpurea'

Brownish-Green , then click on plant name for photo

Photo required

July, August

Mat-Forming

5 x 12-36
(13 x 30-90)

Purple-brown to
pale olive
acaenacfolinermispurpureakevock

A fantastic small scale evergreen groundcover with leaves shaded in deep purple/red.

Acaena magellanica
georgia-australis

Brownish-Green

Photo required

July, August

Mat-Forming

5 x 12-36
(13 x 30-90)

Grey-Green
acaenacfolmagellanicageorgiaaustraliskevock

Leaves that reach 2 inches in length with 11-15 tiny, light grey-green deeply blunt toothed leaflets

Acaena microphylla

Black

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July, August

Mat-Forming

2-4 x 24
(5-10 x 60)

Green
acaenacfolmicrophyllafoord

Native from montane river gravels with grassland and herbfield in North Island, New Zealand. The spiny burrs (fruit) may be a nuisance to pets and sheep.

Acantholimon
glumaceum

Pink and Purple
 

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July

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Mat-Forming

3 x 6-12
(8 x 15-30)

Mid to Dark Green
acantholimoncfolglumaceumfoord

Only Acantholimon glumaceum and Acantholimon venustum (1993) have generally proved themselves reliable in the open, requiring sharp drainage and either a scree or a vertical crevice or dry wall facing South or West. It is best to put young plants in their permanent positions and leave them undisturbed thereafter.

Acantholimon
venustum

Pink

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July, August,
September

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Cushion

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Blue-Grey to Grey-Green
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Achillea chrysocoma

Bright Yellow

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July

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Clump-Forming

8-12 x 12
(20-30 x 30)

Green
achilleacfolchrysocomafoord

Excellent cut flower in fresh or dry arrangements. To dry, cut and hang upside down in a dark area with good ventilation.

Aethionema
armenum

Pink, sometimes white,
veined
 

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May, June, July

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Cushion

4-8 x 18
(10-20 x 45)

Blue-Grey
aethionemacfolarmenumfoord

Ideal for the rock garden, bedded in gravel, raised bed, trained up a dry wall or pot plant in the Alpine House. Plant with Arenaria montana, Aster alpinus 'Pinkie' and Campanula portenschlagiana

Aethionema
grandiflorum

Pink

 

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May, June, July,
August

aethionemacforgrandiflorumkevock
Spreading

12-18 x 18
(30-45 x 45)

Grey-Green
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Aethionema
'Warley Rose'

Pink
 

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May, June, July,
August

aethionemacfloswarleyrosekevock
Mat-Forming

4-6 x 20 (10-15 x 50)

Blue-Grey

Agapanthus
africanus blue

Deep Blue

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July, August,
September

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Clump-Forming

32 x 18
(80 x 45)

Light Green
agapanthuscfolafricanusbluefoord

Excellent cut flower. Contrasts well with yellow flowers. Easily combined with kniphofia, crocosmia, phygelius, potentilla, iris and tropical foliage.

Agapanthus
africanus 'Albus'

White
 

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July, August,
September

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Clump-Forming

24-36 x 24
(60-90 x 60)

Dark Green
agapanthuscfolalbuskevock

Excellent cut flower. Combine with Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' and Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask'. Plants for pest control against slugs and snails in Companion Planting.

Ajuga genevensis

Violet-blue, can be
pink or white

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May, June

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Mat-Forming

8-10 x 24 (20-25 X 60)

Dark Green
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Mat-forming plant that grows on the edges of dry woods, as well as in thickets and grasslands. Combine Ajuga with pink, pale blue and mauve flowers.

Ajuga pyramidalis
'Arctic Fox'

Violet-blue, can be
pink or white

Photo required

April, May, June

6 x 6
(15 x 45)

Cream leaves with Dark Green margin
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A good edge-softener for polygonatum, Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam', Hosta 'Sum and Substance', bronze fennel, ornamental grasses, iris, lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea', round bulbs, under fruit trees, alongside woodland paths or in the shady border.

Ajuga genevensis

Violet-blue, can be
pink or white

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May, June

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Mat-Forming

8-10 x 24 (20-25 X 60)

Dark Green
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Mat-forming plant that grows on the edges of dry woods, as well as in thickets and grasslands. Combine Ajuga with pink, pale blue and mauve flowers.

Ajuga pyramidalis
'Arctic Fox'

Violet-blue, can be
pink or white

Photo required

April, May, June

6 x 6
(15 x 45)

Cream leaves with Dark Green margin
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Ajuga reptans
 

Dark Blue

centaurea montana flower

May, June

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Mat-Forming

6 x 30
(15 x 75)

Dark Green

Ajuga reptans
'Atropurpurea'

Dark Blue

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April, May, June

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Mat-Forming

6 x 36
(15 x 90)

Reddish-Purple

Ajuga reptans
'Braunherz'

Dark Blue

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May, June

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Mat-Forming

3.5 x 30
(9 x 75)

Purple with Bronze tint
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A good edge-softener for Polygonatum, Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam', Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei', Hosta 'Sum and Substance', bronze-foliaged Fennel, Ornamental Grasses, Iris and Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'. Use under fruit trees with bulbs. Also useful as a groundcover between larger perennials and shrubs.

Ajuga reptans
'Burgundy Glow
'

Dark Blue

Photo required

May, June
 

6 x 30
(15 x 75)

Silver-Green, flushed Red
calluna vulgaris cuprea foliage

Ajuga reptans
'Catlin's Giant
'

Deep Blue

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May, June

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Mat-Forming

8 x 15
(20 x 38)

Bronze-Purple
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Ajuga reptans
'Rainbow'

Dark Blue

centaurea montana flower

May, June

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Mat-Forming

4.75 x 30
(12 x 75)

Variegated Bronze-Green, Cream and Pink
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Ajuga reptans
'Valfredda'

Dark Blue

Photo required

May, June

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Mat-Forming

4.75 x 30
(12 x 75)

Chocolate-Brown
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Alpine House Cultivation Alyssum do well in Compost 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.) over good drainage. They need
1) a ample amount of water in spring and summer,
2) from September to April give only enough water to keep the compost dry but not from becoming arid in winter.

Ajuga reptans
'Variegata'

Dark Blue
 

ajugacfloreptansvariegata

April, May, June

ajugacfforreptansvariegata
Mat-Forming

6 x 24
(15 x 60)

Grey-Green leaves margined and splashed Cream
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Anchusa cespitosa

Deep bright blue

anchusacflocespitosafoord

May, June, July

anchusacforcespitosafoord
Cushion

2 x 9
(5 x 23)

Deep Green
anchusacfolcespitosafoord

Use in rock garden, raised bed, scree or alpine house. Pair Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist' with Papaver orientale for early summer counterpoint., then add some orange Geums, deep blue Siberian Iris, with a little Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' nearby - to produce an eye-popping combination.

Androsace albana

Pale pink or white

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July, August

androsacecforalbanakevock
Cushion

4-10 x 4 (10-25 x 10)

Mid-Green
androsacecfolalbanakevock

Ideal for the rock garden and raised bed (Rock Garden FAQS). High alpine species need vertical crevices in rock work, a dry wall or scree bed conditions.

Androsace bulleyana

Purple-red

androsacecflobulleyanakevock1a

June, July

androsacecforbulleyanakevock
Mat-Forming

4-12 x 4 (10-30 x 10)

Grey-Green
androsacecfolbulleyanakevock

Androsace require sharply drained sandy soil in vertical crevices in rock work, a dry wall or a scree bed.

Androsace delavayi

Pink or white
 

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May, June

androsacecfordelavayikevock
Cushion

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Dark Green
androsacecfoldelavayikevock

Neatly cushion-forming; older plants spreading to form mats. Fragrant.

Androsace
jacquemontii

Deep pink

androsaceflojacquemontiikevock1

May, June

androsacecforjacquemontiikevock
Clump-Forming

1 x 8
(2.5 x 20)

Grey-Green
androsacecfoljacquemontiikevock

Thrives outside in a raised scree bed as a clump; ideally with a pane of glass to keep off the winter wet. Can be grown in an Alpine House.

Androsace laevigata
'Gothenburg'

Rose-pink to
rose-purple

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May, June

androsacecforlaevigatakevock
Mat-Forming

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Dark Green
androsacecfollaevigatakevock

Densely mat-forming and compact, to about 1 foot across. Androsace World aims to exhibit a photograph of every known species of Androsace.

Androsace
lanuginosa

Lilac-pink

androsacecflolanuginosakevock1a

June, July,
August

4 x 18
(10 x 45)

Grey-Green

An easily grown and attractive species for the rock garden, thriving even in clay soils with a modicum of grit. Plant vertically where possible so that rain and other water doesn't sit in the rosettes of the plant. This is a sure way to kill them off. Always water from beneath the leaves. Hates wet winters.

Androsace
mucronifolia

White to deep pink

androsacecflomucronifoliafoord1a

June, July,
Mid-August

androsacecformucronifoliafoord
Cushion

4 x 15
(10 x 38)

Pale Green
androsacecfolmucronifoliafoord

Pale green foliage rosettes almost globular up to 0.5 inches across. Green leaves obovate, round tipped and mucronate (mucronate is an adjective meaning ending in a mucro, or sharp point). Habitat among rocks, screes and alpine meadows.

Androsace
pyrenaica

White

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May, June

androsacecforpyrenaicafoord
Cushion

4 x 9
(10 x 23)

Grey-Green
androsacecfolpyrenaicafoord

It favours acid rocks, being generally found on granite cliffs above 2500 metres in the Pyrenees. Perfect for alpine troughs. See details on its Alpine House Cultivation.

Androsace rigida

Bright pink

androsacecflorigidakevock1a

April, May, June

androsacecforrigidakevock
Mat-Forming

4 x 8
(10 x 20)

Deep Green
androsacecfolrigidakevock

Native from South-Western China, in the drier subalpine zone on open grassy slopes, in rock crevices at forest margins and also in open mossy forests. Loosely mat to open cushion-forming, in the wild sometimes up to 8 inches tall. Grows quite well outside with winter wet protection, but young growth can be frost damaged.

Androsace
rotundifolia

White fading to pink
or pink-red

androsacecflorotundifoliakevock1a

June, July

androsacecforrotundifoliakevock
Spreading

5 x 3
(13 x 8)

Mid-Green
androsacecfolrotundifoliakevock

Native from North Western Himalaya; Kashmir to Nepal and Bhutan; in varied habitats from open hillsides to shady rock ledges and open woodland at altitudes of 1500-3600 metres.

Androsace
sarmentosa

 

Bright pink
to carmine

androsacecflo2sarmentosafoord1

July, August

androsaceforsarmentosakevock
Mat-Forming

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Deep Green
androsacefolsarmentosakevock

It is one of the easiest and most rewarding of the species suitable for rock garden and raised beds.
Sharply drained sandy soil in vertical crevices in rock work, rock garden or a scree bed.
The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires dry or moist soil.

Androsace
sempervivoides

Pink to
mauve-pink

androsacecflosempervivoideskevock1a

May

androsacecforsempervivoideskevock
Mat-Forming

6 x 2
(15 x 5)

Deep Green
androsacecfolsempervivoideskevock

It quickly spreads by runners to give a mat of rosettes, and does not need winter protection.
It requires a habitat of sharply drained sandy soil in vertical crevices in rock work, a dry wall or a scree bed.

Androsace
spinulifera

Magenta-red
to purple

androsacecflospinuliferakevock1a

June, July

androsacecforspinuliferakevock
Clump-Forming

3-12 x 5
(8-30 x 13)

Light Green
androsacecfolspinuliferakevock

A plant from Yunnan, forming small rosettes of spine-tipped, closely imbricated leaves in winter, these elongating to more loose, narrow spine-tipped large leaves in spring. Flowers on 6 inch stems in umbels. Quite easy in Compost 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). They need

  • a sufficiency of water in spring and summer with full sun conditions,
  • from September to April give only enough water to keep the compost dry but not from becoming arid in winter.

Androsace
strigillosa

White

androsacecflostrigillosakevock1a

May, June
July

androsacecforstrigillosakevock
Clump-Forming

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Mid-Green
androsacecfolstrigillosakevock

"The reverse of the petals are deep dusky pink outlined with white. It has grown well outside for many years, eventually making a wide clump." from Kevock Garden Plants .

Androsace studiosorum
'Doksa'

White

androsacecflostudiosorumdoksakevock1a

April

androsacecforstudiosorumdoksakevock
Mat-Forming

3 x 3
(8 x 8)

Grey-Green
androsacecfolstudiosorumdoksakevock

Hairy grey-green foliage rosettes which are interlinked with fine red stems to make dense mats in sharply drained sandy soil in vertical crevices in rock work, a dry wall or a scree bed.

Androsace tapete

White
 

 

June, July

androsacecfortapetekevock
Cushion

3 x 6
(8 x 15)

Light Green
androsacecfoltapetekevock

Forms compact moundlike cushions and is native from dry meadows and gravelly mountain slopes. In the wild, it takes at least 10 years from first budding for this plant to form a rounded cushion about 3 inches high and 10 inches wide in the limestone gravel at arid heights.

Androsace
vandellii

White
...

androsacecflovandelliikevock1a

April

androsacecfor1vandelliikevock
Cushion

2 x 4
(5 x 10)

Light Green

A tightly cushion-forming species up to 6 inches across. Native from the Alps, in non-calcareous or igneous rock fissures, often in shaded sites but also stands full exposure. In its early years a relatively easy and popular species which can be grown outside in vertical crevices, or a scree bed, ideally with winter rain protection using a sheet of glass.

Androsace villosa

White fading to pink

androsacecflovillosakevock1a

March, April, May

androsacecforvillosakevock
Mat-Forming

6 x 9
(15 x 23)

Mid-Green
androsacecfolvillosakevock

Hairy, mid-green foliage in rosettes, ideally with winter rain protection using a sheet of glass. Plant firmly in good, free soil, with lime rubble and sandstone fragments to keep it well drained.
Alpine House Propagation - By cuttings taken in July. Repot every other year after flowering.

Androsace
yargongensis

Pink or
White

androsacecfloyargongensiskevock1a

June, July

androsacecforyargongensiskevock1a
Cushion

1 x 4
(2.5 x 10)

Dark Green
androsacecfolyargongensiskevock

3 -5 White or Pink flowers in each cushion in June-July.
Dense cushions from regularly branched purplish-brown shoots and crowded dark green leaf rosettes 0.125-0.5 inches in diameter.
Soil - Sharply drained sandy soil in a limestone scree bed

Anemone blanda

Blue,
purple, white
or pink

anemonecflo1blandafoord1a

March, April

anemonecfor1blandafoord
Clump-Forming

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Dark Green
anemonecfol1blandafoord

Entire plant is poisonous.
For spring-flowering Anemones - bulbs, aquilegia, dicentra, helleborus, omphalodes, ranunculus ficaria, trillium and primula.
For late summer and autumn-flowering Anemones - grasses, hardy fuchsias, aster, dahlia, eupatorium, phlox and astrantia.

Anemone x hybrida
 

Pale pink

anemonecflo1hybridafoord1a

August, September, October

anemonecfor1hybridafoord
Upright

48-60 x indefinite (120-150 x indefinite)

Mid-Green
anemonecfol1hybridafoord

The Japanese Anemone requires well-drained, humus-rich, Sand or Chalk; with moist soil that does not dry out. A Mulch with 4 inch depth of compost in November and top it up in March will accomplish this. Ideal for the border.

Anemonella
thalictroides

White (pink forms
are known)

anemonellacflothalictroidesfoord1a

March, April,
May, June

anemonellacforthalictroidesfoord
Clump-Forming

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Olive-Green
anemonellacfolthalictroidesfoord

Clump or colony-forming, slowly spreading to 12 inches or more across. Need to be protected from competition in the root zone. Plants disappear by midsummer (Summer dormant), earlier if they don't get enough moisture. Remove dead foliage and mark location of plants; even when dormant, they need to be kept moist. Tubers may rot in very wet soils like clay or alongside streams, rivers or lakes. Grow in a woodland garden, underplanting in a shady shrub border or a rock garden. See Nursery of Perennials, Ferns and Bulbs for Shade for other plants to put in the shade.

Anthericum liliago

White

anthericumcfloliliagofoord1a

May, June

anthericumcforliliagofoord
Clump-Forming

24-36 x 12
(60-90 x 30)

Grey-Green

St. Bernard's Lily is superb when naturalised in grass with a mixture of native and exotic bulbs and perennials. Along with understated narcissus cultivars ('Hawera' is a beautifully simple flower), it will sit well with Camassia cusickii, Allium sphaerocephalon and, for later colour, Liatris spicata.

Aquilegia atrata

Deep Purple, almost black

aquilegiacflo1atratafoord1a

June

aquilegiacfor1atratafoord
Mat-Forming

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Dark Green
aquilegiacfol1atratafoord

All aquilegia seeds and roots are poisonous.
Excellent mat-forming plant between small shrubs. Native in open woodland and rocky places on limestone in Southern Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France and Switzerland.

Aquilegia canadensis

Red and Yellow

aquilegiacflocanadensisfoord1a

April, May, June

aquilegiacforcanadensisfoord
Mat-Forming

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Pale Green
aquilegiacfolcanadensisfoord

Excellent plant for between small shrubs, in a rock garden and in the Alpine House. Native to Eastern USA on roadside banks and in dappled shade, North America and Canada on rocky outcrops and woodland.
Plant any of the Allium family nearby to ward off aphids.

Aquilegia flabellata
'Kurilensis'

Blue-Purple

aquilegiacflo1flabellatakurilensisfoord1a

June

aquilegiacfor1flabellatakurilensisfoord
Mat-Forming

10-12 x 12 (25-30 x 30)

Dark Green
aquilegiacfol1flabellatakurilensisfoord

Excellent mat-forming plant for the rock garden and Alpine House. Companions with Viola, alchemilla mollis, geranium, hemerocallis, paeonia, digitalis, hosta, euphorbia and pulmonaria.

Aquilegia formosa

Red

aquilegiaflo1formosafoord1a1

April, May, June, July, August

aquilegiacfolformosafoord1
Clump-Forming

8-32 x 15 (20-80 x 38)

Blue-Green
aquilegiacfolformosafoord

Excellent clump-forming plant for woodland garden, between small shrubs, or by the pond and stream. Requires Moist soil - Don't let the soil dry out since it appreciates stream banks.

Aquilegia vulgaris
 

Pink, blue-violet or
white through pinks and purple to almost black

aquilegiacflo1vulgarisfoord1a

May, June

aquilegiacfor1vulgarisfoord
Clump-Forming

18-30 x 18-24
(45-75 x 45-60)

Grey-Green
aquilegiacfolvulgarisfoord

Excellent erect clump plant for inserting between roses and small shrubs.
Available as seed from The Seed Site. Usually comes true from seed.

Arenaria balearica

White

arenariabalearicaflot9

April, May, June

4 x 20
(10 x 50)

Dark Green

Good dark green background, but versatile for use in mixed containers, rockeries, borders and paved gardens.

Arenaria tetraquetra

White

 

May, June

arenariacfortetraquetrafoordCushion

0.5 x 12-15
(1 x 30-45)

Grey-Green
arenariacfoltetraquetrafoord

Dense, hard green mat of tetragonus leaves; many white, stem-less flowers in May. Use as a mat to intergrow with something larger such as dianthus or bulbs.

Arisarum proboscideum

White tubed, Purple striped spathes

arisarumcfloproboscideum

April, May

arisarumcforproboscideumfoord
Mat-Forming

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Bright Green

Forms a slowly spreading mat of bright green heart-shaped leaves, emerging in spring shortly before the flowers. These are about 3 cm high, with a dark brown spathe, shading to white in the lower half, and with a very long brown tail extending from the top of the spathe

Armeria juniperifolia

Light Pink

armeriacflojuniperifoliafoord

March, April, May

armeriacfor2juniperifoliafoord
Mat-Forming

2-4 x 4-6
(5-10 x 10-15)

Dark Green
armeriacfolrubifoliakevock

Compact, hardy, evergreen perennial which forms low-growing mats. Ideal for rock gardens, gravel gardens, raised beds, containers and for edging beds. As this plant grows by the sea, it's ideal for coastal gardens. The pretty pink flowers open in late spring and are very attractive to bees, beetles, hoverflies, butterflies and moths.

Armeria juniperifolia 'Bevan's Variety'

Rosy-Pink

armeriacflojuniperifoliabevansvarietyfoord

March, April, May

armeriacforjuniperifoliabevansvarietyfoord
Cushion

2 x 4
(5 x 10)

Grey-Green
armeriacfoljuniperifoliabevansvarietyfoord

Very tight compact green dome with almost sessile pink flowers in profusion in May. A real beauty, ideal for trough, crevice, wall or raised bed. Salt tolerant, it can be planted along coastlines.

Armeria maritima
'Alba'

White
...

armeriamaritimaalbacflo1a

May, June
July, August

armeriacformaritimaalbafoord
Mat-Forming

6-12 x 12 (15-30 x 30)

Dark Green
armeriacfolmaritimaalbafoord

Ideal for the rock garden, raised bed, scree as an edging plant and alpine house. Cut off flowers and stems immediately after the flowers fade, and they will rebloom. Replace plants after they become loose and straggly. Poke sections of stem into the soil in the spring, where they will root to produce your next plants.

Artemesia pedemontana

Yellow

artemesiacflospedemontanafoord

June, July,
August

artemesiacfor1pedemontanafoord
Cushion

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Silver
artemesiacfol2pedemontanafoord

The silky wormwood forms a low mound of mink-fur-soft much dissected silver leaves. We grow a patch of it at the edge of a path in our dry climate garden. Whilst it looks delicate it is in fact easy to grow as long as it is given full sun and doesn’t sit in sodden soil for long periods. Silky Wormwood is equally happy in the rock garden as in the border.

Artemisia
stelleriana

Yellow
...

 

August,
September

artemesiacforstellerianakevock
Mat-Forming

18-30 x 24 (45-75 x 60)

Greyish-White
artemesiacfol1stellerianakevock

Companions of Ornamental grasses, lilies, allium, aster, sedum and nepeta. Also use with plants that have white flowers.

Asarum caudatum

Purple

asarumcflocaudatumfoord

July, August

asarumsforcaudatumfoord
Clump-Forming

12 x 4
(30 x 10)

Apple Green
asarumcfol1caudatumfoord

Wild Ginger is a useful ground-cover plant for deep shade, spreading by its roots. It spreads by rhizomes that travel on the surface of the ground or just slightly beneath.

Asperula nitida

Pink

asperulacflo2nitidafoord

July, August

asperulacfornitidafoord
Spreading

4 x 8
(10 x 20)

Light Green
asperulacfol1nitidafoord

Woodruff is a hardy plant which grows horizontally and low to the ground. It requires a medium and well drained soil, preferring semi-shade, sun, and a position in an alpine house, in a container or bedded in gravel or in a raised bed or in a rock garden.

B

Bergenia 'Autumn Magic'

Mid-Pink
 

bergeniaautumnmagiccflocoblands1

March, April,
May

bergeniaautumnmagiccforcoblands1
Clump-Forming

12 x 16
(30 x 40)

Mid Green that turns Dark Red in Winter
bergeniaautumnmagiccfolcoblands1

Bergenia is a tough and hardy grower that thrives in just about any position. It can’t be beaten as an evergreen ground cover plant.

Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Pure White
 

bergeniabressinghamwhitecflocoblands1

March, April

bergeniabressinghamwhitecforcoblands1
Clump-Forming

18-24 x 26 (45-60 x 65)

Dark Green
bergeniabressinghamwhitecfolcoblands1

Companion plants to Bergenias are Omphalodes, Brunnera macrophylla, Hamamelis, Primula, Helleborus, Ophiopogon and Chaerophyllum.

Bergenia cordifolia

Red

bergeniacordifoliacpflocoblands1

March, April

bergeniacordifoliacpforcoblands1
Clump-Forming

18-24 x 24 (45-60 x 60)

Dark Green, bronze tinged
bergeniacordifoliacpfolcoblands1

Bergenias are good for softening edges of beds, at their best when mass planted. Use with bulbs whose flowers will rise above the leaves.

Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea'

Purplish-Red

bergeniacordifoliapurpureacflorvroger1

March, April

bergeniacordifoliapurpureacforrvroger1
Clump-Forming

21 x 24
(52 x 60)

Reddish-Green foliage that turns Purple in Winter
bergeniacordifoliapurpureacfolrvroger1
 

Leave the dead bergenia leaves on to provide the ground cover and prevent light reaching annual weed seeds to germinate them.. This plant has "bright magenta flowers. Inter-planted with yellow tulips will form an absolutely stunning display in Spring.

Bergenia 'Morning Red'

Bright Carmine-Pink

bergeniamorningredCflocoblands1

April, May

centaurea montana form
Clump-Forming

15 x 15
(38 x 38)

Dark Green
bergeniamorningredcfolcoblands1

How to divide Bergenias.

Further details about Bergenia species from Wikipedia.

Bergenia purpurascens

Purple-Red

bergeniapurpurascensflot9a

March, April

bergeniaforpurpurascens1
Clump-Forming

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Dark Green in Spring, then Purple foliage in winter.
bergeniafolpurpurascens1

Clump-forming form. Harbours snails!!

See Pest Control in Companion Planting to provide plants to ward off snails.

Bergenia 'Silver Light'

White turning Pink with age, Red centre

bergeniasilverlightcflocoblands1

April, May

bergeniasilverlightcforcoblands1
Clump-Forming

12-18 x 26 (30-45 x 65)

Dark Green
bergeniasilverlightcfolcoblands1

Strong grower.

Common names of Elephant's Ears, Pigsqueak, Megasea.

Brachyscome rigidula

Pale mauve, pink, purple-blue or white

brachyscomecflorigidulakevock1a

May, June,
July, August, September

Clump-Forming

6 x 8
(15 x 20)

Light Green

Tufted to small clump-forming plant with erect to ascending stems, that grows as a native plant in well-drained soils at higher elevations in dry pastures of Eastern Australia. Use in rock garden.

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

Dianthus
erinaceus

Pink

dianthuserinaceusflot9a

June, July,
August
dianthusforterinaceus1
Cushion

2 x 20
(4 x 50)

Mid-Green
dianthusfolterinaceus1

Cushion-forming form. Sparse production of flowers in cool climates.

E

Erinus alpinus

Pink, Purple or
White

erinusflotalpinus1

June, July
June, July
erinusfortalpinus1
Mat-Forming

3 x 4
(8 x 10)

Dark Green
erinusfoltalpinus1

Mat-forming form. Self-seeds. Ideal for rock garden, a wall, or paving crevices.

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

Geranium cinereum
'Ballerina'

Purplish-Red

geraniumcinereumballerinaflot9a1

June, July
geraniumfortcinereumballerina1a
Mat-Forming

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Grey-Green
geraniumfoltcinereumballerina1

Excellent Rock Garden plant with long flowering season. More information about hardy geraniums can be obtained from Hardy Geraniums for the Garden by the Hardy Plant Society ISBN 0 901687 06 5.

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

Lavatera
maritima
 

Pink or
...
...
White

lavateracflomaritima1

September, October,
November
September, October,
November

Upright

60 x 36
(150 x 90)

Grey-Green
lavaterafoltmaritima1

Combine with
Aconitum x cammarum 'Bicolor, Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Petite Purple', Cistus x argenteus 'Blushing Peggy Sammons' and Dahlia 'Gerrie Hoek'

Limonium
minutum

Purple
 

limoniumflotminutum1

July

Cushion

4 x 6
(10 x 15)

Dark Green

Use in herbaceous, annual border, trough or rock garden and for naturalizing in a gravel garden.

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Phlox subulata
'Temiskaming'

Deep Magenta
 

phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming2a

June, July
phloxfortsubulatatemiskaming1
Cushion

4 x 20
(10 x 50)

Bright Green
phloxfoltsubulatatemiskaming1

Grow in rock garden, alpine house, dry wall, or as edging. Companion plants with Eupatorium, Salvia, Aster, Echinacea, Geranium, Hardy Fuchsia and Aconitum.

Phuopsis
stylosa

Pink
 

phuopsisflotstylosa1

June, July,
August
phuopsisfortstylosa1
Mat-Forming

6 x 20
(15 x 50)

Pale Green
phuopsisfoltstylosa1

Ground cover on a bank, in a rock garden, or at the front of a border. Slugs in Spring can be a problem, so plant Rosemary, White Hellebore or Wormwood alongside to reduce it.

Prunella
grandiflora

Purple
 

prunellaflotgrandiflora2a

July, August,
September
prunellafortgrandiflora1
Spreading

6 x 36
(15 x 90)

Deep Green
prunellafoltgrandiflora1

Ground cover on a bank, at the front of a border, or in a wild garden, where attract bees and butterflies.

Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Raoulia
australis

Sulphur-Yellow

raouliaflotaustralis1

July, August,
September

Mat-Forming

0.5 x 12
(1 x 30)

Grey-Silver
raouliafoltaustralis1

Use in a rock garden, raised bed or a scree bed (comes from screes in New Zealand).

S

Explaination of the 15 Saxifraga Generic Sections is in Saxifraga apiculata

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga cymbalaria

Bright Yellow

saxifragaflotcymbalaria1

April
saxifragafortcymbalaria1
Cushion

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Bright Green
saxifragafoltcymbalaria1

Use in the border between taller perennials or shrubs to provide the part shade or in a woodland setting and in a rock garden.

Saxifraga Section 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga apiculata

Yellow

saxifragaflotapiculata1

March, April
saxifragafortapiculata1
Cushion

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Lime-encrusted Deep Green
centaurea montana foliage

Companion plants for saxifragas are Ferns, Hosta, Primula, Arisaema, Geranium, Astilbe, Aruncus aethusifolius, Viola cornuta and Hakonechloa.

Saxifraga burseriana

White

saxifragaflotburseriana1

March
saxifragafortburseriana1
Cushion

2 x 6
(5 x 15)

Grey-Green
saxifragafoltburseriana1

Grow in a Rock Garden, trough, Alpine House or tufa. Mulch round it with grit for drainage.

Saxifraga burseriana
'Gloria'

White

saxifragaflotburserianagloria1

March
saxifragafortburserianagloria1
Cushion

2 x 6
(5 x 15)

Grey-Green
saxifragafoltburserianagloria1

Growing medium required is Chalk, Sand or in Alpine House in 2 parts John Innes No 1 and 1 part limestone chippings

Saxifraga burseriana
var. major

White
 

saxifragaflotburserianamajor1

March, April
saxifragafortburserianamajor1
Cushion

3 x 6
(8 x 15)

Grey-Green
saxifragafoltburserianamajor1

Lime-encrusted, Grey-Green foliage with 5-petalled White flower in March-April on red stems.

Saxifraga burseriana 'Sulphurea'

Yellow
 

saxifragaburserianasulphureacflot1

March
saxifragafortburserianasuplhurea1
Cushion

2 x 6
(5 x 15)

Grey-Green
saxifragafoltburserianasuplhurea1

Lime-encrusted, Grey-Green foliage with Yellow 5-petalled flowers in March on short red stems

Saxifraga x irvingii 'Jenkinsiae'

Pale Pink
 

saxifragaflotirvingiijenkinsiae1

March
saxifragafortirvingiijenkinsiae1
Cushion

2 x 8
(6 x 20)

Grey-Green
saxifragafoltirvingiijenkinsiae1

Grow in rock garden or trough. Very floriferous.

Saxifraga oppositifolia 'Splendens'

Rich Rose-Purple
 

saxifragaflotoppositifoliasplendens1

April
saxifragacfor1oppositifoliasplendenskevock
Mat-Forming

2 x 12
(6 x 30)

Dark Green
saxifragafoltoppositifoliasplendens1

Originated in the Pyrenees. Grow in scree or rock garden as a fine garden plant.

Saxifraga Section 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga cochlearis

Red-spotted White
 

saxifragaflotcochlearis1

June
saxifragafortcochlearis1
Cushion

8 x 6
(20 x 15)

Mid Green
saxifragafoltcochlearis1

Use in rock garden, trough, alpine house or tufa. Intolerant of winter wet.

Saxifraga cotyledon

White marked Red

saxifragaflotcotyledon1

June, July
saxifragafort1cotyledon1
Cushion

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Pale Green
saxifragafoltcotyledon1

White marked red 5-petalled flowers in branched and pyramidal groups in June-July. The flowering foliage rosette dies after blooming.

Saxifraga paniculata

Creamy-White

saxifragaflotpaniculata1

July
saxifragafortpaniculata1
Mat-Forming

6 x 10
(15 x 24)

Grey-Green
saxifragafoltpaniculata1

Use in rock garden, trough, alpine house or tufa. Intolerant of winter wet.

Saxifraga
'Southside Seedling'

White, heavily
spotted Red

saxifragaflotsouthsideseedling1

May, June
saxifragafortsouthsideseedling1
Mat-Forming

16 x 8
(40 x 20)

Pale Green
saxifragafoltsouthsideseedling1

Grow in a rock garden partly shaded by higher plants.

Saxifraga Section 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga x urbium

Pink-flushed White

saxifragaflotxurbium1

July
saxifragafortxurbium1
Spreading

12 x indefinite
(30 x indefinite)

Mid Green
saxifragafoltxurbium1

Spreading mat form. Use as groundcover in rock garden or border to create a green carpet.

Saxifraga Section 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga Section 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga cebennensis

White

saxifragaflotcebennensis1

July
saxifragafortcebennensis1
Cushion

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Dark Green
saxifragafoltcebennensis1

Makes a tight green "mossy" dome for growing in an alpine house or outside on tufa with shade from the midday sun. Seeds profusely.

Saxifraga 'Dubarry'

Crimson
 

saxifragaflotdubarry1

May, June
saxifragafortdubarry1
Cushion

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Mid Green
saxifragafoltdubarry1

Use in rock garden, trough, alpine house or tufa. Intolerant of winter wet.

Saxifraga exarata

Cream
 

saxifragaflotexerata1

July
saxifragafortexerata1
Cushion

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Mid Green
saxifragafoltexerata1

From the Latin "saxum" (Rock) and "frago" (to break); those growing naturally in rock crevices appear to have broken the rocks.

Saxifraga 'Pixie'

Bright Pink or
White

saxifragaflotpixie1

May
saxifragafortpixie1
Cushion

1 x 6
(3 x 15)

Bright Green
saxifragafoltpixie1

Bright Green notched leaves and use in rock garden, trough, alpine house or tufa.

Saxifraga
'Pixie Alba'

Creamy-White

saxifragaflotpixiealba1

May
saxifragafortpixiealba1
Cushion

1 x 6
(3 x 15)

Bright Green
saxifragafoltpixiealba1

Use in rock garden, trough, alpine house or tufa. Intolerant of winter wet.

Saxifraga rosacea
var. hartii

White

saxifragaflotrosaceavarhartii1

May
 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Light Green
saxifragafoltrosaceavarhartii1

Compact Cushion Form. Native of maritime cliffs of Aranmoor in Northwestern Ireland and a fairly easy grower in a garden bed.

Saxifraga
'Winifred Bevington'

White dotted
with Red

saxifragaflotwinifredbevington1

April
 

2 x 5
(6 x 12)

Dark Green
saxifragafoltwinifredbevington1

A neat little plant with flattish prostrate rosette form with 6 inch high flowering stems.

The explaination of 12 Sedum Generic Sections is in Sedum acre

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum Section 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum Section 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum kamtschaticum

Deep Golden-Yellow

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June, July, August

Mat-Forming

5 x 12
(12 x 30)

Mid Green
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Use on stony slopes in a rock garden with a grit mulch. You can use Sedum yourself or get it erected on evergreen roof gardens.

Sedum Section 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum Section 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum Section 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedum acre

Bright Yellow

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July, August,
September
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Mat-Forming

2 x 24
(5 x 60)

Light Green
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Grown in dry grassland, sand-dunes, shingle, walls and rocks.

Sedum hispanicum

White with Pink to Purple veins

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June, July
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Cushion

4 x 4
(10 x 10)

Dense pinky glaucous-grey, often finely spotted purple
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Sedums below 1 foot in height are suitable for the Rock Garden or at the front of the border. Use the remainder in the Autumn Border. Usually very free-flowering.

Sedum rupestre

Yellow with
Red-tipped keels

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July
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Mat-Forming

4 x 24
(10 x 60)

Grey-Green
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Spreads freely; best in a large rock garden. The Sedum Society provides further data.

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

Yellow
 

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July, August,
September
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Mat-Forming

4 x 24
(10 x 60)

Silvery-Green, frequently suffused Purple
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Companion Plants for sedums are Dwarf Conifers, Low-growing Ornamental Grasses, Aster, Nepeta ,Penstemon, Salvia, Scabiosa, Heuchera, Carex.

Shortia uniflora

Pink

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April
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Mat-Forming

6 x 10
(15 x 24)

Mid-Green
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Woodland plants in the wild.
A summary of the genus Shortia.

Silene acaulis

Deep Pink

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July
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Cushion

2 x 12
(5 x 30)

Bright Green
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Put with Low-growing Ornamental Grasses, short Campanulas, Erigeron, Euphorbia myrsinites, Dianthus deltoides, Iirs germanica and Iris siberica.

Sisyrinchium graminoides

Deep to Light Purple with a Yellow Eye

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June, July, August
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Clump-Forming

19 x 6
(48 x 15)

Deep Green
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Further details about this plant and its cultural requirements. Grow in herbaceous border.

Stachys macrantha
 

Pinkish-Purple

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July, August,
September, October
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Upright

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Dark Green
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Grow in mixed shrub/Perennial Border or Herbaceous Border. Attractive to bees and butterflies.

T

Tradescantia Andersoniana Group

Blue, Purple, Rose-Pink to Rose-Red, or White

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May, June, July, August, September
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Clump-Forming

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Mid Green
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Grow with Fern, Hosta, Iris foetidissima, Iris siberica, Ligularia, Heuchera, Brunnera and Hemerocallis liliaasphodelus in the Summer Border.

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V

Veronica
pectinata

White-eyed Deep Blue
 

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July, August,
September

8 x 8
(20 x 20)

Grey
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Use as groundcover. Slugs in early Spring can be a problem, so plant Rosemary, White Hellebore or Wormwood alongside to reduce it.

Veronica
pectinata 'Rosea'

Pink
 

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July, August,
September
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Mat-Forming

8 x 8
(20 x 20)

Grey
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Grow with Miscanthus, Pennisetum, Molinia, Hosta, Primula, Paeonia, Carex, Narcissus, Lathyrus vernus, Phlox paniculata, Aconitum, Aster, Geranium, Stachys and Campanula.

Addendum - Allysum

Alyssum montanum

Golden Yellow

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June

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Mat-Forming
 

6 x 18
(15 x 45)

Grey
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Alpine House Cultivation Alyssum do well in Compost 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.) over good drainage.

Alyssum saxatile

Bright Yellow

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April, May, June

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Mat-Forming

12 x 36
(30 x 90)

Grey-White
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It is worth remembering that especially with roses that the colour of the petals of the flower may change - The following photos are of Rosa 'Lincolnshire Poacher' which I took on the same day in R.V. Roger's Nursery Field:-

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Closed Bud

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Opening Bud

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Juvenile Flower

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Older Juvenile Flower

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Middle-aged Flower - Flower Colour in Season in its
Rose Description Page is
"Buff Yellow, with a very slight pink tint at the edges in May-October."

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Mature Flower

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Juvenile Flower and Dying Flower

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Form of Rose Bush

There are 720 roses in the Rose Galleries; many of which have the above series of pictures in their respective Rose Description Page.

So one might avoid the disappointment that the 2 elephants had when their trunks were entwined instead of them each carrying their trunk using their own trunk, and your disappointment of buying a rose to discover that the colour you bought it for is only the case when it has its juvenile flowers; if you look at all the photos of the roses in the respective Rose Description Page!!!!

 

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