Hokonui Alpines
Plant Catalogue

Plants listed below are currently in stock and available by mail order to New Zealand customers only.
This page updated 23rd AUGUST 2015





New Zealand Alpines and Rock Garden Plants

NEW CATALOGUE ENTRIES are indicated by
All stock has been nursery propagated and cultivated.

ACIPHYLLA pinnatifida $8.00
A handsome low Speargrass with striking golden midribs to the spiky pinnate foliage. Male and female flowers on separate plants, plants available have not flowered yet. Moist free-draining soils. Spreads by stolons.

CARMICHAELIA enysii hybrid $8.00
This distinctive little plant appeared amongst seedlings from our stock plants. Low-growing, open branching golden olive green stems and lots of wee plum purple pea flowers. Easy.

CARMICHAELIA monroi $8.00
Rusty brown leafless stems on a low shrublet with lavender pea-flowers veined with violet. Sun.

CELMISIA - New Zealand Mountain Daisy. Most species will grow in the open sunny garden if they have a free-draining humusy soil which does not become very dry in summer. A mulch of gravel and companion planting help keep the root zone cool and moist. You may need to try them in more than one area in your garden to determine their preferred position. An application of trichoderma (a beneficial soil fungus available from your local garden centre) can be given to Celmisias whether grown in pots or the open garden.

CELMISIA alpina x semicordata $8.00
A lovely plant which we selected from a batch of nursery seedlings. It has narrow silvery foliage in a compact tuft and handsome white daisies on slim stems during early summer. Much admired.

CELMISIA bellidioides $8.00
A dark green glossy cushion or mat. Many short-stemmed white daisies in summer. Flowers well here with morning sun and moist gritty soil. H7cm x W40cm.

CELMISIA hectori $8.50
A compact little shrubby Daisy with very attractive blue silver foliage and, of course, with short-stemmed white daisies in early summer.

CELMISIA hookeri $8.00
A lowland species from northeastern coastal Otago. The large strap-shaped leaves have furry margins and undersides, and purple petioles. The large and solitary white daisies are borne on strong 30cm stems.

• CELMISIA semicordata $8.00
THE Mountain Daisy, which we are often asked for. Mature plants make striking large clumps of long silvery strap-shaped leaves and large solitary white flowers are borne on strong stems in early summer. These are from wild seed collected as C.semicordata aurigens but most are only modestly coloured, at least at this stage. Sun and low companion planting to keep the root zone cool.

GAULTHERIA crassa $8.00

GAULTHERIA depressa novae zelandiae $8.00
Prostrate Snowberry. Low stoloniferous mats, attractive new growth coloured wine red. Lovely pure white berries peeking out from the foliage in mid summer. H5cm x W40cm.

HEBE buchananii Sir George Fenwick $8.00
A broad dome of tiny olive green leaves with a sprinkling of cream flowers in summer. Very compact. Sun. H25cm x W60cm.

HEBE youngii $8.00
A prostrate variety giving a welcome sparkle of colour with purple flowers, small mid-green leaves on black stems.

HELICHRYSUM coralloides Form 2 $8.00
A small bush with furry edged little leaves tightly packed up the stems. New foliage is often somewhat open and very furry, and the button flowers are cream.

HELICHRYSUM County Park Silver $8.00
This is an attractive selection for the sunny rock garden or large trough. Medusa-like threads of silvery white in a compactly woven mat look crisp and fresh throughout the year. Well-drained soil.

HELICHRYSUM intermedium tumidum $8.00
A spreading shrublet of upright stems densely packed with tiny leaves with furry margins. Flowers like little cream buttons at the stem tips.

LEPTOSPERMUM Lester's Cushion $8.00
An extremely compact cushion-forming Manuka. Flowers infrequently. A warm sunny sheltered position with free-draining low-fertility soil

LUZULA crenulata $8.00
This crispy dark green grassy bun is quite a feature in one of our troughs and gets lots of attention. Tinted copper in winter. The wee creamy flowerheads are like tiny bottlebrushes just above the cushion. Sun. Moist gritty soil. H5cm x W25cm.

• MYOSOTIS colensoi $8.00
Stemless snow-white Forget-Me-Nots over a greyish green mat. Sun.

MYOSOTIS Purple Mat $9.00
This is the first time we have offered this little plant. It is a self-sown seedling from our Myosotis Hokonui and forms a neat mat of dull green foliage and the deep purple buds open to more or less stemless pinky purple flowers over a prolonged period. A worthwhile addition to your collection! Sun. Free-draining soils but not dry.

• MYOSOTIS rakiura $8.00
An easily-grown native Forget-Me-Not found on the southern coast of the South Island. Foliage somewhat like M.capitata, and branching stems carrying white flowers clustered into a round head. Moist peaty soil, out of direct sun.

NERTERA 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.

NERTERA depressa $8.00
This lush little bright green mat has tiny nondescript flowers which are followed by abundant glossy orange fruits clustered amongst the foliage. Part shade but will take some sun if not dry. Moist soil.

OURISIA caespitosa $8.00
Carpets of fresh green leaves above which appear pretty white flowers in late spring. Moist gritty fertile soil. Lovely in a trough garden.

PARAHEBE decora $8.00
A delicate-looking species with tiny leaves on dainty semi-prostrate trailing stems. Flowers white to pale pink, veined. Sun or part sun but not dry.

PIMELEA prostrata $8.00
A wide-spreading prostrate shrubby species with grey green foliage. Clusters of cream flowers followed by white berries in autumn. H15cm x W1m+. Excellent groundcover for a sunny bank.

POLYSTICHUM cystostegia $8.00
A compact little fern for well-lit south-facing positions amongst other small shade-lovers.

RANUNCULUS pachyrhizus $8.00
Creeping carpets of somewhat hairy foliage and stemless shiny yellow Buttercups. Sun and free-draining soil.

RAOULIA beauverdii $8.00
Groundhugging mat of small blue silver leaves. Very handsome.

RAOULIA hookeri Makara Form $8.00
This is an excellent variety for an open sunny position. Silvery satin rosettes in a neat spreading carpet sprinkled in summer with little pale yellow stemless flowers.

RAOULIA x loganii $8.50
A very special woolly white cushion for the rock garden or in a trough. For gardeners wishing to try growing Vegetable Sheep this serves as an easier and affordable introduction. Sun. Gritty soil. H7cm x W20cm.

RAOULIA monroi $8.00
This is a most unusual little carpet - the dull grey tiny leaves are uniquely arranged and well worth a closer inspection. Plenty of wee cream flowers in early summer. Sun. H3cm x W40cm.



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