Hokonui Alpines
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 LEPTINELLA goyenii $8.00
Tightly packed apple green rosettes of tiny needles, almost stemless wee cream buttons in early summer. H5cm x W20cm.

Lewisia cotyledon hybridsLEWISIA cotyledon hybrids $8.00
Evergreen rosettes with strong stems of showy flowers from spring onwards. Colours include oranges, glowing pinks to rose, also sunset shades, amongst others. Will grow in sun if not hot and dry but we feel they are less stressed in cooler positions with a lot of light. Fertile free-draining soil, plenty of moisture while flowering, just moist in winter. Pull out flower stems as the flowers fade, for up to four flowerings a season. Excellent container plants.

 LEWISIA columbiana rosea $8.00
This forms a clump of fleshy foliage and sends up slim stems terminating in lovely light pink flowers in early summer. Sun or part sun, and a fertile well-drained soil. Rock gardens, troughs and raised beds. H15cm.

Lewisia columbiana rupicolaLEWISIA columbiana rupicola $8.00
A compact dome of fleshy foliage which sends up slim stems terminating in little warm purple flowers in early summer. Sun or part sun, and a fertile well-drained soil. Rock gardens, troughs and raised beds. H15cm.

Lewisia George HenleyLEWISIA George Henley $8.00
Slender stems bearing flowers of brick pink, aging to purple, each November. Evergreen. H15cm x W15cm.

Lewisia leana KardinalLEWISIA leana Kardinal $8.00
The type species, Lewisia leana, is native to the American states of California and Oregon. From a thick central root radiate narrow fleshy leaves, and a cloud of little purple flowers appears on tall stems during summer. Evergreen. H20cm x W20cm.

Lewisia tweedyi Yellow FormLEWISIA tweedyi Yellow Form $8.00
Very large flowers of pale creamy apricot tending to creamy yellow in the centre. Very choice and uncommon. A large-leaved evergreen species which does best for us in cooler positions. H10cm x W20cm.

Lobelia linnaeoidesLOBELIA linnaeoides $8.00
This makes a flat green mat flushed with purple and produces many delicate little white Lobelia flowers which are flushed with pink on the outside. H8cm x W30cm+. Give it part shade and moist soil. NZ

Mazus radicansMAZUS radicans $8.00
Carpets of mottled green leaves with stemless white flowers, marked gold and purple ins the throat. Moist gritty fertile soil. NZ

Mesembryanthemum Lavender TrailsMESEMBRYANTHEMUM Lavender Trails $8.00
This is a little fleshy-leaved plant for dry soils in sun or part sun. In the garden here it makes a superb cover beneath a Coffin Pine, spilling out into the sunshine over a stone wall. In spring and summer it produces thousands of little satiny pink flowers and is a delight. Frost tolerant to maybe -7C. H10cm x W1m.

Morisia monanthosMORISIA monanthos $8.00
The Corsican Cross gives a long display of bright yellow stemless flowers on its cushion of deeply cut leaves during spring. Sun. H3cm x W15cm.

Myosotis macranthaMYOSOTIS macrantha $8.00
Clumps of broad blue green leaves, croziers of chocolate buds opening to yellow ochre flowers, gritty fertile soil. NZ

Myosotis pulvinaris x colensoiMYOSOTIS pulvinaris x colensoi $9.00
First time offered. This little hybrid appeared in our sandbeds last year and it makes a neat dome of foliage intermediate between the furry pulvinaris and the silvery colensoi parents. Good sized flowers of snowy white. Sun and a free-draining soil. Had plenty of -10C frosts last winter, summer temps in the mid 30s and still looking good. NZ

no photoMYOSOTIS species Mossburn $8.00
A distinctive Forget Me Not from Northern Southland with striking chocolate brown foliage in low cushions with short stems of creamy white flowers. Sun. Moist free-draining soils. NZ

Nertera balfourianaNERTERA balfouriana $8.00
Tiny little leaves in a groundhugging mat, loads of shiny orange red berries in summer. Moist to saturated soils, wet grassy areas. Sun. In very short supply this season. NZ

Ourisia coccineaOURISIA coccinea $8.00
A bright apple green carpet from South America with long slim flowers of fire engine red. Part shade. Fertile moist soil. Winter dormant. H20cm x W30cm.

Oxalis deppeiOXALIS deppei $8.00
A sturdy growing bulbous species suited best to container cultivation. Typical clover foliage with brown markings and relatively tall stems of salmon pink funnel-shaped flowers.

Oxalis hirta Lilac FormOXALIS hirta Lilac Form $8.00
This is an excellent late summer and autumn blooming corm with large cool lilac flowers which are very showy and attractive. Lovely in a pot on a sunny step or porch, will spread too much in the open garden. H10cm x W25cm.

Penstemon pinifoliusPENSTEMON pinifolius $8.00
A low bushlet of bright green needles. Long slender tubes of fiery red in summer. Sun. H15cm x W35cm.

Penstemon procerus brachyanthus PENSTEMON procerus brachyanthus $8.00
Green mat. Clusters of bright blue tubular flowers on short stems in spring. Sun. H10cm x W25cm.

Phlox adsurgens Wagon WheelPHLOX adsurgens Wagon Wheel $8.00
A free-flowering form of the Periwinkle Phlox was imported by us in the 1970's from Hollett's nursery in England. It produces an abundance of narrow-petalled flowers of rich salmon pink each November. Part sun or well-lit shadier positions. Moist fertile soil. H10cm x W40cm.

Phlox ApolloPHLOX Apollo $8.00
Green cushion. Stemless deep lavender flowers in early summer. sun. H5cm x W15cm. Perfect size for a trough.

 PHLOX Daniel $8.00
The proper name for this is probably McDaniel's Cushion but this was what we imported it as. Nice healthy green carpets of needle-like foliage and abundant rich pink flowers just above. Rock gardens, walls and banks. Sun.

Phlox Kelly's EyePHLOX Kelly's Eye $8.00
Compact carpets liberally covered with pale pink flowers with deep pink to red eyes. Rumour has it this was named for nurseryman John Kelly's eyes after he had had a late night on the town.

Phlox Oakington Blue EyesPHLOX Oakington Blue Eyes $8.00
Pale blue flowers in abundance over a mat of dark green foliage. Sunny walls, rockery. H15cm x W40cm.

Phlox TammyPHLOX Tammy (Phlox Tamaongalei) $8.00
A distinctive variety with abundant flowers of clear pink, each petal edged with white. H10cm x W40cm.

Phlox Violet QueenPHLOX Violet Queen $8.00
One of our favourite littlies. Cushions completely covered with perfumed soft purple flowers in early summer. H5cm x W30cm.

Platycodon grandiflorum Dwarf FormPLATYCODON grandiflorum Dwarf Form $8.00
Dwarf Balloon Flower. Grey green foliage from winter dormant roots in early summer. Large baggy flower buds open to showy blue flowers in summer. Small enough for the sunny rockery.

Polemonium speciesPOLEMONIUM species $8.00
A pretty dwarf Jacob's Ladder with compact foliage and china blue summer flowers which our visitors say smell like Sweet Peas. Sun or part sun and a fertile free-draining soil. H15cm.

Polygala chamaebuxusPOLYGALA chamaebuxus $8.00
This uncommon species makes a low evergreen bush with unusual 'butterflies' of white with a yellow keel during late winter and spring. Sun. H15cm x W25cm.

Polygala chamaebuxus grandifloraPOLYGALA chamaebuxus grandiflora $8.00
As for the type variety but this has cyclamen rose pink flowers with a yellow keel. Sun.

Potentilla OaklandsPOTENTILLA Oaklands $8.00
A very nice shrubby Potentilla which flowers in summer. The flowers are the colour of rich cream and become flushed with strawberry pink as they mature. H35cm x W45cm. Deciduous.

Potentilla verna nanaPOTENTILLA verna nana $8.00
Add sparkle to your early summer rock garden with this neat little tufty variety with its short-stemmed bright sunny yellow flowers. Loves the sun and a nice easy plant for the beginner.

Primula Blairside YellowPRIMULA Blairside Yellow $8.00
Miniature auricula. Bright yellow flowers in spring. Sun or shade. Fertile well-drained soil. H5cm x W15cm.

Primula bulleyanaPRIMULA bulleyana $8.00
Candelabra Primula. Sturdy powdery stems carrying whorls of reddish buds opening to golden orange flowers. Moist fertile soil. Deciduous.

Primula bulleyana beesianaPRIMULA bulleyana beesiana $8.00
Candelabra Primula. As for the above variety but with lovely cyclamen purple flowers with orange eyes. Rich damp or wet soil. Deciduous.

Primula Marie CroussePRIMULA Double Primrose "Marie Crousse" $8.00
Flowers double, pink with faint white margin to the petals.

Primula Mrs J.H.WilsonPRIMULA pubescens Mrs J.H.Wilson $8.00
Heads of cool deep purple flowers with creamy white centres held above compact foliage in spring. Sun or part sun. Cool fertile soil.

Primula Southwell Crimson Jack in the GreenPRIMULA Southwell Crimson Jack in the Green $8.00
Lush clumps of typical Primrose foliage and crimson Primroses, each nestled in a leafy ruff. This is a very old flower type and is nicely perfumed. Usual cool fertile soils in part sun or dappled shade.

Pterocephalus perenne parnassiPTEROCEPHALUS perenne parnassi $8.00
The light pink short-stemmed flowers of this charming little Greek Scabious sit well with its soft grey foliage in late summer. Loves to snuck along crevices and over sunny terraces on the rock garden. H10cm x W30cm.

Raoulia hectoriRAOULIA hectori $8.00
Tight cushions of crispy creamy tiny rosettes.

RAOULIA hectori 'mollis' $8.00
As for the type but finer in the rosettes.

Rhododendron ChikorRHODODENDRON Chikor $10.00
Compact dwarf variety. Light creamy yellow flowers.

no photoRHODODENDRON hanceanum nanum $10.00
Yellow flowers.Leathery fresh green foliage on reddish stems.

Rhododendron keleticumRHODODENDRON keleticum $10.00
Flared saucers of plum purple with darker spots. A very compact low-growing species and one of my favourites for the small garden.

Rhododendron kiusianum albumRHODODENDRON kiusianum album $10.00
A delightful miniature azalea with clusters of pure white flowers and light green foliage. Deciduous.

no photoRHODODENDRON pemakoense $10.00
Abundant good-sized flowers of light mulberry pink, flaring at the mouth. Deservedly popular.

Saponaria x olivanaSAPONARIA x olivana $8.00
Light green narrow foliage in a tight mat, wreathed in prostrate stems of pink flowers in summer. Sun. H5cm x W30cm.

Saxifraga grisebachii WisleySAXIFRAGA grisebachii Wisley Variety $9.00
Beautiful silver rosettes. Furry ruby pink stems terminating in glossy clusters of little wine red flowers. Plant in a position with morning sun or very late afternoon sun, a free-draining fertile soil with a dusting of dolomite lime stirred in. Some of you think this looks like a cacti and treat it accordingly. This is a BIG mistake. It will want only part sun in summer.

Saxifraga Kathleen PinsentSAXIFRAGA Kathleen Pinsent $8.00
This is a lovely Silver Saxifrage with rosettes of silvery lime-encrusted foliage and slender stems carrying pink buds opening to pink flowers which age to pure white. Delicious. Sun or part sun. Free-draining limey soil.

Saxifraga oppositifoliaSAXIFRAGA oppositifolia $9.00
A little alpine gem for a limey well-drained soil with moisture at the roots. Lovely stemless flowers of light rose purple in spring. Very free-flowering and perfect for a cool crevice on the rock garden or in a trough.

Saxifraga paniculata minutifoliaSAXIFRAGA paniculata minutifolia $8.00
This is the smallest Silver Saxifrage which we grow, tiniest silvery rosettes tightly packed into a wee carpet barely 1cm high. Creamy white flowers. Sun/part shade. Gritty limey soil.

Saxifraga SnowdriftSAXIFRAGA Snowdrift $8.00
Attractive Silver Saxifrage with pure white flowers on red stems. Easy to grow in sun or part sun. Free-draining soil and a dusting of lime worked in.

Silene acaulis albaSILENE acaulis alba $8.00
Compact apple green cushions with stemless flowers which are usually pink but in this form are pure white. Sun. H3cm x W20cm.

Silene Swan LakeSILENE Swan Lake $8.00
Large beautifully fragrant creamy white fully double flowers are produced in abundance on this trailing variety. Sun. Removal of faded blooms will result in months of continual flowering and pleasure. Excellent in baskets, on walls and rock gardens. H7cm x W40cm.

Silene hookeri ingramii SILENE hookeri ingramii $8.00
A choice North American species with a central root system from which radiate stems of downy grey foliage which carry a showy display of bright pink deeply lobed flowers in summer. Sunny position with free-draining soil. Winter dormant. Suitable for pot cultivation, troughs and raised beds. Uncommon.

Sorbus reductaSORBUS reducta $8.00
A dwarf Rowan with typical foliage and white flowers followed by white berries flushed with pink. Fiery red autumn foliage. Propagated from a non-suckering form. H30cm.

no photoTHYMUS integer $8.00
We call this the Parsley Thyme, as it resembles that herb both in leaf and aromatic foliage. A first-class carpeting plant with loads of compact lavender flowers, never becoming scruffy or patchy. Paving, walls, lawns, rock gardens! Sun. (Actually, I think this is incorrectly named but after 53 years it will only lead to more confusion to correct it now.)

 THYMUS Lemon Spreader $8.00
A tight mat with a marvellous strong Lemon Verbena aroma. Without a doubt the purest sharpest lemon scent in this family and particularly popular for paving and seats. If you don't already have this we think you should, it really is excellent. Sun.

 TROLLIUS pumilus $8.00
A dwarf form of the Globe Flower. Shiny golden yellow bowl-shaped flowers appear over a tidy clump of deeply divided foliage in late spring. Easy in sun or part shade with fertile moist soil. Winter dormant.

Veronica Mrs HoltVERONICA Mrs Holt Temporarily out of stock
A choice little mat-forming sweetie for a sunny position on the rockery or in a trough. Prostrate spikes of pretty pink flowers in early summer. H5cm x W20cm.

no photoVERONICA oltensis $8.00
Brightest blue wee flowers from purple buds sparkle in spring on this tiny dark green mat. Sun. Gritty soil. H2cm x W30cm.

Viola HaslemereVIOLA Haslemere $8.00
Dusky mauve pink pansies over many weeks. Sun or shade, and a cool fertile soil. H10cm x W30cm.




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