Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Alpine List

 

The
Evergreen Perennial Gallery and
Herbaceous Perennial Gallery and RHS Wisley Herbaceous Gallery
compare colour photographs of some of the following alpines, where the Text Background of the Perennial Name in the Perennial Index Table on the right of the page is blue.
The Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens Colour Wheel provides cultivation details for many more alpine plants than on this page.

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The Alpine Garden Society Encyclopedia of Alpines Volume One (A-K) (ISBN 0-900048-61-1) and Volume Two (ISBN 0-900048-62-X) or (ISBN for Complete Work 0-900048-63-8) by Kenneth Beckett describes just under 1000 genera of alpines known to be in cultivation, or to have been in cultivation, from the world's mountain flora. As the standard reference it now relaces The English Rock Garden (1919) by Reginald Farrer and The Present Day Rock Garden (1937) by Sampson Clay.

"What is an alpine plant?

Technically and from a botanical perspective alpine plants are those which grow above the tree line in mountain regions of the world in what are called subalpine and alpine zones; this includes species found at low altitudes in severe climates devoid of trees such as the Arctic and Antarctic. From a horticultural point of view, however, this definition is extended to include many other small flowering plants and ferns from low altitudes, whether from the seashore, marsh or woodland. 'Alpine' and 'rock garden' are frequently used to encompass this wide spectrum of different plants. In reality any small plant suitable for growing on the rock garden, scree, raised bed or in a trough in the open garden, as well as a great range of others more easily grown within the confines of an unhearted glasshouse or cold frame, are included in the above books and within the definition of 'alpine'.

By general agreement, rock and alpine plants are thought to be small, often with a hummock, mat or tufted habit and often less than 1-1.3 feet tall. However anyone who has visited a mountain region will know that not all plants seen there necessarily fit into this handy definition. In general 2 feet in height and 3.25 feet spread has been taken as the maximum, but at the same time some potentially larger plants are included.

Thus the alpine gardener cultivates a wide range of plants from true alpine and rock adapted species to small shrubs, a great range of woodland species, dwarf ferns and a myriad different types of bulbous plants."

 

Although there is a few plants with their plant description pages in the Odds and Sods , I have decided to put the rest into the other Galleries and note in their page that they are an alpine.

 

For further information consult the Alpine Garden Society

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The Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens Colour Wheel provides cultivation details for many more alpine plants than on this page.

Evergreen Alpine

Plant Name

with link to mail-order nursery in
UK and then America

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Flower Colour

Flower Months
in UK

Evergreen - Of plants that retain their foliage for more than one growing season; semi-evergreen plants retain only a small proportion of their leaves for more than one season.
 

Alyssum wulfenianum
Andromeda polifolia 'Alba'
Antennaria dioica rosea
Anthyllis montana
Arabis caucasica 'Variegata'
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Asarina procumbens
Aubretia x cultorum
'Argeneovariegata'
...
Aurinia saxatilis 'Citrina'
Campanula 'Birch Hybrid'
Celmisia walkeri
Daphne arbuscula
Daphne blagayana
Daphne cneorum
Dionysia involucrata
Erigeron karvinskianus
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euryops acraeus
Gaultheria procumbens
Genista pilosa 'Procumbens'
Gentiana verna
Helianthemum apenninum
Helianthemum 'Rhodanthe Carneum'
Helianthemum 'Wisley Primrose'
Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
Linnaea borealis
Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
....
Omphalodes cappadocica
Penstemon rupicola
Phyllodoce caerulea
Phyllodoce empetriformis
Rhodanthemum hosmariense
Sedum rupestre
Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
Verbascum dumulosum
 

6 x 18 (15 x 45)
16 x 24 (40 x 60)
2 x 18 (5 x 45)
12 x 24 (30 x 60)
6 x 18 (15 x 45)
4 x 20 (10 x 50)
2 x 24 (5 x 60)
2 x 24
(5 x 60)
...
8 x 12 (20 x 30)
4 x 20 (10 x 50)
12 x 12 (30 x 30)
10 x 18 (25 x 45)
16 x 36 (40 x 90)
6 x 72 (15 x 180)
3 x 4 (7 x 10)
12 x 36 (30 x 90)
4 x 12 (10 x 30)
12 x 12 (30 x 30)
4 x 12 (10 x 30)
8 x 36 (20 x 90)
1 x 4 (2 x 10)
16 x 24 (40 x 60)
12 x 18 (30 x 45)
12 x 18 (30 x 45)
8 x 18 (20 x 45)
3 x 36 (7 x 90)
6 x 24 (15 x 60)
2 x indefinite
(5 x indefinite)
10 x 16 (25 x 40)
4 x 18 (10 x 45)
9 x 12 (23 x 30)
12 x 16 (30 x 40)
6 x 12 (15 x 30)
4 x 24 (10 x 60)
4 x 24 (10 x 60)
10 x 16 (25 x 40)
 

Yellow
White
Pink
Pink
White
Pink
Yellow
Pink, Violet, White or Blue
Lemon
Blue
White
Pink
White
Pink
Violet
White
Yellow
Yellow
White
Yellow
Blue
White
Pink
Lemon
White
Pink
Blue
Yellow
...
Blue
Pink
Purple
Pink
White
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow

Apr-May
May-Jun
May-Jun
May-Jul
Mar-Jun
Apr-Jun
Jun-Aug
Mar-May
...
...
May
May
Jun
May-Jun
Apr-May
Apr-May
Mar-Apr
Jun-Aug
Apr-May
Jun
Jul-Aug
Jun-Aug
May-Jun
May-Jul
Jun-Aug
Apr-Jul
Mar-Jun
Jun-Jul
May-Aug
Jun-Aug
...
Mar-Jul
May
Jun-Aug
Jun-Aug
Jun-Aug
Jul-Aug
Jul-Aug
Jun

Evergreen Alpine

Plant Name

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Flower
Colour

Flower Months
in UK

Alpine - A plant that grows above the tree line in mountainous regions; loosely applied to rock garden plants that may be grown at relatively low altitudes.

Campanula portenschlagiana

72 x 24 (180 x 60)
 

Purple

Jul-Aug

 

 

 

Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
300mm = 1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet and
1000mm = 40 inches

 

 

The Rock Garden Plants Suitable for Small Gardens Colour Wheel provides cultivation details for many more alpine plants than on this page.

Deciduous/Herbaceous Alpine

Plant Name

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants below 24 inches (60 cms) in Height

Flower
Colour

Flower Months
in UK

Deciduous - Of plants that shed leaves at the end of the growing season and renew them at the beginning of the next: semi-deciduous plants lose only some of their leaves at the end of the growing season.

Aster alpinus
Clematis marmoraria
Cornus canadensis
Dianthus erinaceus
Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Hypericum ceraistoides
Phlox stolonifera
Veronica peduncularis
('Georgia Blue' is the variety most often sold)

10 x 18 (25 x 45)
6 x 8 (15 x 20)
5 x 12 (12 x 30)
2 x 26 (5 x 65)
6 x 16 (25 x 40)
6 x 17 (25 x 42)
6 x 12 (15 x 30)
4 x 24 (10 x 60)
 

Blue
White
White
Pink
Pink
Yellow
Purple
Blue

May-Jun
Mar-May
May-Aug
Jun-Aug
May-Jun
May-Jul
Jul-Sep
Apr

Deciduous/Herbaceous Alpine

Plant Name

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
Plants between 24 and 72 inches (60 - 180 cms) in Height

Flower
Colour

Flower Months
in UK

Herbaceous - A non-woody plant in which the upper parts die down to a rootstock at the end of the growing season. It is chiefly applied to perennials, although botanically it also applies to annuals and biennials.

Daphne alpina
 

24 x 24 (60 x 60)
 

White

May-Jun

 

 

INDEX OF EVERGREEN PERENNIAL GALLERY

INDEX OF HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL GALLERY

Alpine Evergreen Perennial if Text Background is Blue

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

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

A

Acaena buchananii

Yellow
acaenacflobuchananiifoord

July, August

1.2 x 16
(3 x 40)

Grey-Green

Acaena inermis
'Purpurea'

Brownish-Green , then click on plant name for photo
 

July, August

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

Purple-brown to
pale olive
acaenacfolinermispurpureakevock

Acaena magellanica
georgia-australis

Brownish-Green
 

July, August

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

Grey-Green
acaenacfolmagellanicageorgiaaustraliskevock

Acaena microphylla

Black
acaenacflomicrophyllafoord

July, August

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

Green

Acantholimon
glumaceum

Pink and Purple
acantholimoncfloglumaceumfoord
 

July

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

Mid to Dark Green

Acantholimon
venustum

Pink
acantholimoncflo1venustumfoord

July, August,
September

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Blue-Grey to Grey-Green

Achillea chrysocoma

Bright Yellow
achilleacflochrysocomafoord

July

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

Green

Aethionema
armenum

Pink, sometimes white,
veined
acantholimoncfloarmenumplant
 

May, June, July

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

Blue-Grey

Aethionema
grandiflorum

Pink
aethionemacflograndiflorumkevock
 

May, June, July,
August
 

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

Grey-Green

Aethionema
'Warley Rose'

Pink
aethionemacflowarleyrosekevock
 

May, June, July,
August

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

Blue-Grey

Agapanthus
africanus blue

Deep Blue
agapanthuscfloafricanusbluefoord

July, August,
September

32 x 18
(80 x 45)

Light Green

Agapanthus
africanus 'Albus'

White
agapanthusalbusccflokevock
 

July, August,
September

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

Dark Green

Ajuga genevensis

Violet-blue, can be
pink or white
ajugacflo1genevensisfoord

May, June

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

Dark Green

Ajuga pyramidalis
'Arctic Fox'

Violet-blue, can be
pink or white
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d2

April, May, June

6 x 6
(15 x 45)

Cream leaves with Dark Green margin
ajugacfolpyramidalisarcticfoxkevock

Ajuga reptans
 

Dark Blue
ajugareptanscflokevock

May, June

6 x 30 (15 x 75)

Dark Green

Ajuga reptans
'Atropurpurea'

Dark Blue
ajugacfloreptansatropurpurea

April, May, June

6 x 36
(15 x 90)

Reddish-Purple

Ajuga reptans
'Braunherz'

Dark Blue
ajugareptansbraunherzcflocoblands

May, June

3.5 x 30 (9 x 75)

Purple with Bronze tint

Ajuga reptans
'Burgundy Glow
'

Dark Blue
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d6

May, June
 

6 x 30 (15 x 75)

Silver-Green, flushed Red

Ajuga reptans
'Catlin's Giant
'

Deep Blue
ajugareptanscatlinsgiantcflorvroger

May, June

8 x 15 (20 x 38)

Bronze-Purple

Ajuga reptans
'Rainbow'

Dark Blue
ajugareptansrainbowcflokevock

May, June

4.75 x 30 (12 x 75)

Variegated Bronze-Green, Cream and Pink

Ajuga reptans
'Valfredda'

Dark Blue
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9d


May, June

4.75 x 30 (12 x 75)

Chocolate-Brown
ajugareptansvalfreddacfolkevock

Ajuga reptans
'Variegata'

Dark Blue
ajugacflo1reptansvariegata

April, May, June

6 x 24
(15 x 60)

Grey-Green leaves margined and splashed Cream

Alyssum montanum

Golden Yellow
alyssumflotmontanumflowermay84

June
 

6 x 18
(15 x 45)

Grey

Alyssum saxatile

Bright Yellow
alyssumcflosaxatilefoord

April, May, June

12 x 36
(30 x 90)

Grey-White

Anchusa cespitosa

Deep bright blue
anchusacflocespitosafoord

May, June, July

2 x 9 (5 x 23)

Deep Green

Androsace albana

Pale pink or white
androsacecfloalbanakevock

July, August

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

Mid-Green

Androsace bulleyana

Purple-red
androsacecflobulleyanakevock

June, July

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

Grey-Green

Androsace delavayi

Pink or white
androsacecflodelavayikevock
 

May, June
 

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Dark Green

Androsace
jacquemontii

Deep pink
androsacecflojacquemontiikevock

May, June
 

1 x 8 (2.5 x 20)

Grey-Green

Androsace laevigata
'Gothenburg'

Rose-pink to
rose-purple
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9c3

May, June

4 x 12 (10 x 30)

Dark Green

Androsace
lanuginosa

Lilac-pink
androsacecflolanuginosakevock

June, July,
August

4 x 18 (10 x 45)

Grey-Green

Androsace
mucronifolia

White to deep pink
androsacecflomucronifoliafoord

June, July,
Mid-August

4 x 15 (10 x 38)

Pale Green

Androsace
pyrenaica

White
androsacecflopyrenaicafoord

May, June

4 x 9 (10 x 23)

Grey-Green

Androsace rigida

Bright pink
androsacecflorigidakevock

April, May, June

4 x 8 (10 x 20)

Deep Green

Androsace
rotundifolia

White fading to pink
or pink-red
androsacecflorotundifoliakevock

June, July

5 x 3 (13 x 8)

Mid-Green

Androsace
sarmentosa

 

Bright pink
to carmine
androsacecflo3sarmentosafoord

July, August

4 x 12 (10 x 30)

Deep Green

Androsace
sempervivoides

Pink to
mauve-pink
androsacecflosempervivoideskevock

May
 

6 x 2 (15 x 5)

Deep Green

Androsace
spinulifera

Magenta-red
to purple
androsacecflospinuliferakevock

June, July

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

Light Green

Androsace
strigillosa

White
androsacecflostrigillosakevock

May, June
July

10 x 12 (25 x 30)

Mid-Green

Androsace studiosorum
'Doksa'

White
androsacecflostudiosorumdoksakevock

April
 

3 x 3 (8 x 8)

Grey-Green

Androsace tapete

White
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9c7
 

June, July
 

3 x 6 (8 x 15)

Light Green
androsacecfoltapetekevock

Androsace
vandellii

White
androsacecflovandelliikevock

April
...

2 x 4 (5 x 10)

Light Green

Androsace villosa

White fading to pink
androsacecflovillosakevock

March, April, May

6 x 9 (15 x 23)

Mid-Green

Androsace
yargongensis

Pink or
White
androsacecfloyargongensiskevock

June, July
...

1 x 4 (2.5 x 10)

Dark Green

Anemone blanda

Blue,
purple, white
or pink
anemonecflo1blandafoord

March, April

6 x 6 (15 x 15)

Dark Green

Anemone x hybrida
 

Pale pink
anemonecflo1hybridafoord

August, September, October

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

Mid-Green

Anemonella
thalictroides

White (pink forms
are known)
anemonellacflothalictroidesfoord

March, April,
May, June

6 x 12 (15 x 30)

Olive-Green

Anthericum liliago

White
anthericumcfloliliagofoord

May, June

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

Grey-Green

Aquilegia canadensis

Red and Yellow
aquilegiacflocanadensisfoord

April, May, June

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Pale Green

Aquilegia flabellata
'Kurilensis'

Blue-Purple
aquilegiacflo1flabellatakurilensisfoord

June
 

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

Dark Green

Arenaria balearica

White
arenariabalearicaflot9

April, May, June

4 x 20 (10 x 50)

Dark Green

Arenaria tetraquetra

White
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9c1

May, June

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

Grey-Green
arenariafoltetraquetrafoord

Arisarum proboscideum

White tubed, Purple striped spathes
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9c2

April, May

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Bright Green
arisarumforproboscideumroger

Armeria juniperifolia

Light Pink
armeriafor2juniperifoliafoord

March, April, May

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

Dark Green

Armeria juniperifolia 'Bevan's Variety'

Rosy-Pink
armeriaforjuniperifoliabevansvarietyfoord

March, April, May

2 x 4
(5 x 10)

Grey-Green

Armeria maritima
'Alba'

White
armeriacformaritimaalbakevock

May, June
July, August

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

Dark Green

Artemesia pedemontana

Yellow
artemesiaflospedemontanafoord

June, July,
August

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Silver

Artemisia
stelleriana

Yellow
artemesiacfol2stellerianakevock

August,
September

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

Greyish-White

Asperula nitida

Pink
asperulaflo3nitidafoord

July, August

4 x 8
(10 x 20)

Light Green

B

Brachyscome rigidula

Pale mauve, pink, purple-blue or white
brachyscomecflorigidulakevock

May, June,
July, August, September

6 x 8 (15 x 20)

Light Green

C

 

 

 

 

 

D

Dianthus
erinaceus

Pink
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9c6

June, July,
August

2 x 20
(4 x 50)

Mid-Green
dianthusfforerinaceuskevock

E

Erinus alpinus

Pink, Purple or
White
erinuscflo1alpinus

June, July
June, July

3 x 4
(8 x 10)

Dark Green

F

 

 

 

 

 

G

Geranium cinereum
'Ballerina'

Purplish-Red
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9c9

June, July

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Grey-Green

H

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

L

Limonium
minutum

Purple
limoniumflotminutum
 

July
 

4 x 6
(10 x 15)

Dark Green

M

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

P

Phlox subulata
'Temiskaming'

Deep Magenta
phloxflotsubulatatemiskaming
 

June, July
 

4 x 20
(10 x 50)

Bright Green

Phuopsis
stylosa

Pink
phuopsisflotstylosa
 

June, July,
August

6 x 20
(15 x 50)

Pale Green

Prunella
grandiflora

Purple
prunellaflotgrandiflora
 

July, August,
September

6 x 36
(15 x 90)

Deep Green

Q

 

 

 

 

 

R

Raoulia
australis

Sulphur-Yellow
raouliaflotaustralis

July, August,
September

0.5 x 12
(1 x 30)

Grey-Silver

S

Explaination of the 15 Saxifraga Generic Sections is in Saxifraga apiculata

 

 

 

 

Saxifraga cymbalaria

Bright Yellow
saxifragaflotcymbalaria

April

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Bright Green

Saxifraga apiculata

Yellow
saxifragacflowithstemapiculata

March, April

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Deep Green

Saxifraga burseriana

White
saxifragaflotburseriana

March

2 x 6
(5 x 15)

Grey-Green

Saxifraga burseriana
'Gloria'

White
saxifragaflotburserianagloria

March

2 x 6
(5 x 15)

Grey-Green

Saxifraga burseriana
var. major

White
saxifragaflotburserianamajor
 

March, April
 

3 x 6
(8 x 15)

Grey-Green

Saxifraga burseriana 'Sulphurea'

Yellow
saxifragaflotburserianasuplhurea
 

March
 

2 x 6
(5 x 15)

Grey-Green

Saxifraga x irvingii 'Jenkinsiae'

Pale Pink
saxifragaflotirvingiijenkinsiae
 

March

2 x 8
(6 x 20)

Lime-encrusted Grey-Green

Saxifraga oppositifolia 'Splendens'

Rich Rose-Purple
saxifragafflo1oppositifoliasplendenskevock
 

April
 

2 x 12
(6 x 30)

Dark Green

Saxifraga cochlearis

Red-spotted White
saxifragaflotcochlearis
 

June
 

8 x 6
(20 x 15)

Mid Green with lime-encrusted margins

Saxifraga cotyledon

White marked Red
saxifragaflotcotyledon

June, July

24 x 8
(60 x 20)

Pale Green with lime-encrusted teeth

Saxifraga paniculata

Creamy-White
saxifragaflotpaniculata

July
 

6 x 10
(15 x 24)

Grey-Green with lime-encrusted margins

Saxifraga
'Southside Seedling'

White, heavily
spotted Red
saxifragaflotsouthsideseedling

May, June
 

16 x 8
(40 x 20)

Pale Green

Saxifraga x urbium

Pink-flushed White
saxifragaflotxurbium

July

12 x indefinite
(30 x indefinite)

Mid Green

Saxifraga cebennensis

White
saxifragaflotcebennensis

July

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Dark Green

Saxifraga 'Dubarry'

Crimson
saxifragaflotdubarry
 

May, June
 

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Mid Green

Saxifraga exarata

Cream
saxifragaflotexerata
 

July

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Mid Green

Saxifraga 'Pixie'

Bright Pink or
White
saxifragaflotpixie

May

1 x 6
(3 x 15)

Bright Green

Saxifraga 'Pixie Alba'

Creamy-White
saxifragaflotpixiealba

May

1 x 6
(3 x 15)

Bright Green

Saxifraga rosacea
var. hartii

White
saxifragaflotrosaceavarhartii

May
 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Light Green

Saxifraga
'Winifred Bevington'

White dotted
with Red
saxifragaflotwinifredbevington

April
 

2 x 5
(6 x 12)

Dark Green

The explaination of 12 Sedum Generic Sections is in Sedum acre

 

 

 

 

Sedum kamtschaticum

Deep Golden-Yellow
sedumflotkamtschaticum

June, July, August

5 x 12
(12 x 30)

Mid Green

Sedum acre

Bright Yellow
sedumflotacre

July, August,
September

2 x 24
(5 x 60)

Light Green

Sedum hispanicum

White with Pink to Purple veins
sedumflothispanicum

June, July
 

4 x 4
(10 x 10)

Dense pinky glaucous-grey, often finely spotted purple

Sedum rupestre

Yellow with
Red-tipped keels
sedumflotrupestre

July
 

4 x 24
(10 x 60)

Grey-Green

Sedum spathulifolium
'Cape Blanco'

Yellow
sedumflotspathulifoliumcapeblanco
 

July, August,
September

4 x 24
(10 x 60)

Silvery-Green, frequently suffused Purple

Shortia uniflora

Pink
shortiaflotuniflora

April

6 x 10
(15 x 24)

Bronze-tinged Glossy Mid-Green

Silene acaulis

Deep Pink
sileneflotacaulis

July

2 x 12
(5 x 30)

Bright Green

Sisyrinchium graminoides

Deep to Light Purple with a Yellow Eye
sisyrinchriumflotgraminoides

June, July, August

19 x 6
(48 x 15)

Deep Green

T

 

 

 

 

 

U

 

 

 

 

 

V

Veronica
pectinata

White-eyed Deep Blue
veronicaflotpectinata
 

July, August,
September

8 x 8
(20 x 20)

Grey

Veronica
pectinata 'Rosea'

Pink
veronicaflotpectinatarosea
 

July, August,
September

8 x 8
(20 x 20)

Grey

W

 

 

 

 

 

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Alpine Herbaceous Perennial if Text Background is Blue

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage Colour

A

Alchemilla
alpina

Yellow-Green
alchemillacfloalpina

June, July,
August

4 x 20
(9 x 50)

Deep Green -
underneath is silver

Alchemilla conjuncta

Yellow-Green
alchemillafloconjuncta1
 

June, July,
August

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

Deep Green -
underneath is silver

Alchemilla
mollis
 

Greenish-
Yellow
alchemillaflomollisfoord2
 

July
 

24 x 30
(60 x 75)
 

Apple-Green, fan-shaped leaves, up to 3 inches in diameter, 9-11-lobed with short incisions, densely hairy

Anemone
rivularis

White, Blue on Reverse
anemonecflorivularis

May, June
...

30 x 12
(75 x 30)

Dark Green
...

B

 

 

 

 

 

C

Caltha
palustris
'Alba'
 

Milk-White
with Yellow stamens
calthapalustrisalbacflorvroger

April
...
...

9 x 12
(23 x 30)
...

Glossy, kidney-shaped, toothed, Dark Green leaves, 1.5-4 inches long

Campanula garganica
 

Bright Blue to Lilac
campanulaflotgarganica
 

June, July,
August
 

2 x 12
(5 x 30)

Mid Green
...

Centaurea montana
'Parham'

Lavender-
Blue
centaureamontanaparhamcflorvroger

June, July,
August
...

24 x 24
(60 x 60)
...

Narrow, Grayish-Green
...
...

D

Diascia
cordata
of gardens
 

Deep Pink
diasciaccfloscordataboulby
 

June, July, August,
September
 

6 x 20
(15 x 50)
...

Pale Green
...
...

Dicentra
formosa
var. alba
 

White
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d
 

May, June
...
...

18 x 30
(45 x 75)
...

Mid-Green
...
...

E

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

G

Gentiana asclepiadea
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9

Blue
...

August, September

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Mid-Green
...

Geranium phaeum
GeraniumPhaeum

Maroon or
White

June, July
June, July

32 x 18
(80 x 45)

Soft Green with
Purplish-Brown marks

Geranium
renardii

geraniumrenardiiflot9
 

White to Pale Lavender with dark veins

June, July

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Grey Green

Geranium sanguineum 'Splendens'
berberisdarwiniiflower10h3a54a11d9c

Pale Pink
 

July, August,
September
 

4 x 12
(9 x 30)
 

Dark Green

H

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

L

Lathyrus
vernus
lathyrusflotvernus

Purplish-
Blue
 

April, May,
June
 

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Mid to Dark Green
...

Linaria
alpina
linariaalpinaflot9
 

Violet and Deep Yellow
 

June, July,
August
 

3 x 6
(8 x 15)

Blue-Green
...

Linum
perenne
linumperenneflot
 

Clear Blue
...
 

June, July
...
 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Glaucous, Bluish-Green
...

Lychnis
flos-jovis
lychnisflosjovisflot
 

Purplish-
Pink
 

May, June
...
 

12 x 18
(30 x 45)

Mid Green foliage on White-hairy stems

M

Mimulus
guttatus
mimulusguttatusflot

Mimulus
luteus
mimulusluteusflot
 

Yellow with
Red Spots
...
...
...
...
...
...
Yellow with Dark Red or Purple-Red Spots

May, June,
July, August
...
...
...
...
...
...
May, June,
July, August
...

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

Mid-Green
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Mid-Green
...
...

N

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

Q

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

S

Sedum
spectabile
sedumflotspectabile

Pink
...

September
...

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Grey-Green
...

TUVWXYZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
25mm = 1 inch
300mm = 30 cms = 12 inches =1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet = 1 yard and
1000mm = 100 cms = 1 metre = 40 inches

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