PlantsToPlant Catalogue of 9cm Potted Plants
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Technically, Alpine plants are plants that grow in the alpine climate, which occurs at high elevation and above the tree line. Alpine plants grow together as a plant community in alpine tundra. Some gardeners are discouraged whenever they see the word 'alpine'. They think they'll have to build a special greenhouse in order to grow alpines or mix up barrow loads of special soil. But that is not always the case.

Here we use the word loosely to describe a range of low growing plants suitable for a wide range of environments for ground cover, rock gardens troughs and containers etc. It is true; some alpines are very fussy about where they grow. But many of the most colourful are easy to grow and need very little special treatment. While some alpines confine their burst of colour to spring, many provide foliage or flower colour all the year round.

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Erodium chrysanthumValued mainly for its foliage effect alone. Makes neat rosettes of fine silvery-grey finely divided leaves, almost white in dry weather, above which float branching heads of creamy-yellow flowers in early summer on 25 cm stems. One of the best plant for a hot dry position in full sun on poor soils. A lovely well behaved and easy rock plant.

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Erodium macradenum (glandulosum) (AGM)Erodium macradenum (glandulosum) is a charming long-blooming evergreen perennial alpine plant which forms a low tuft or mound of ferny olive-green leaves, effective as ground cover. Orchid-like flowers appear from late spring through to the fall, in a soft lavender shade with deep violet-black spots or eyes. One of the hardiest Heron's bill species, asking only for the excellent drainage provided by a rock garden, gravel scree or alpine trough. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in spring. Foliage is quite fragrant. A cousin to the familiar Crane's Bill Geraniums. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Erodium x kolbianum NatachaErodium x kolbianum Natacha grows in neat clumps with silvery grey ferny foliage. During the summer it produces masses of light pink flowers with blackish coloured eyes. Prefers well drained soil in full sun and grows to a height of 15cm.
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Frankenia thymifoliaFrankenia thymifolia is an unusual alpine plant with prostrate foliage which turns to bright red in cooler weather. During the summer it produces prolific amounts of miniature pink flowers. Can tolerate a coastal aspect with....
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Mentha requienii (Corsican Mint)
Mentha requienii, commonly called Corsican mint or creeping mint, is a delightful miniature mat-forming herb that typically grows to only 2.5cm tall but spreads by thread-like stems which creep along the ground rooting as they go to 30cm or more to form a dense flat diminutive and highly aromatic ground cover.
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Pratia angulata ‘Treadwell’Pratia angulata ‘Treadwell’ or ‘Treadwellii ‘as it is often labeled is a very hardy and long-blooming ground cover perennial. Pratia angulata is sometimes confused with the Australian species Pratia pedunculata. Pratia angulata ‘Treadwell’ is native to New Zealand and often called the White Star Pratia, or creeper. It has been known and grown in the past under avariety of names such as Laurentia fluviatilis, Lobelia fluviatilis, Isotoma fluviatilis, and Isotoma axilaris.
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