Hokonui Alpines
Mail Order Plant Catalogue

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This page updated 11th JUNE 2018

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Our large collection of alpine plants and dwarf perennials
includes many unusual and uncommon varieties difficult to find elsewhere in New Zealand.

H x W = the approximate height and width of the plant in flower.
NZ = New Zealand native plant

Aethionema Warley RoseAETHIONEMA Warley Rose $8.00
This lovely little plant never fails to produce a good display of rich pink flowerheads during spring over its low blue grey-green foliage. An open sunny position with a well-drained soil will suit it. H12cm x W40cm.

Alstroemeria hookeriALSTROEMERIA hookeri $8.00
A very dwarf species from South America. Soft pink open-faced flowers, lightly flecked with chocolate, in autumn, after the leaves die down. Sun. H10cm x W30cm.

Alyssum citrinumALYSSUM saxatile citrinum $8.00
This fine perennial species makes a low mound of grey green foliage with a good display of pale moonlight yellow flowers in late spring. Excellent on sunny walls, banks and rock gardens.

Androsace jacquemontiiANDROSACE jacquemontii $8.00
This is a really delightful little species with short-stemmed umbels of lavender flowers over furry grey rosettes tucked into a compact hummock. Sun and free-draining soil but not dry. H5cm x W10cm.

Androsace laevigata GothenburgANDROSACE laevigata Gothenburg $8.00
Tidy low domes of fresh green foliage with large clear pink flowers on short stems in late spring. Sun. Gritty fertile soil. H7cm x W10cm.

ANDROSACE rigida $8.00
A pretty wee plant from Western China which forms a loose mat of summer-green rosettes. Each 5cm stem carries several clear pink flowers in a close umbel in spring. Easily grown in a postion in part sun or shade, not dry in mid summer. Deciduous.

Androsace sarmentosa Pink formANDROSACE sarmentosa Pink Form $8.00
Clusters of bright pink flowers on short stems over large hairy rosettes. A neat crevice-hugging mat of furry rosettes. Sun.

Androsace sempervivoides Deep Pink ANDROSACE sempervivoides Deep Pink $8.00
A mat of bright green rosettes and lovely rich pink flowers in spring. H8cm x W20cm.

Aquilegia canadensisAQUILEGIA canadensis $8.00
A Grannys Bonnet for sun or part shade, with narrow flowers of salmon red and yellow petticoats. Borders, cottage gardens, shady borders.

Aquilegia longissimaAQUILEGIA longissima $8.00
A taller-growing species with amazingly long-spurred yellow flowers on branching stems during late summer. A colourful popular choice for a position in part sun/shade. H40cm x W25cm.

Arabis caucasica flore plenoARABIS caucasica flore pleno $8.00
Excellent groundcover on a dry bank or wall and great as an edging on the sunny border.

Arenaria ledebourianaARENARIA ledebouriana $8.00
A cushion of grey green needles with clouds of tiny white flowers on fine branching stems. Resembles a dainty miniature Gypsophila! Sun. H20cm x W35cm

 ARENARIA tetraquetra $8.00
Low congested mats of tiny green intricately arranged leaves. Snowy white little flowers in early summer. Suitable for a sunny trough garden or rockery. H3cm x W20cm.

Armeria Bevan's VarietyARMERIA Bevan's Variety $8.00
Many pompoms of bright rose pink flowers like little lollipops appear in spring over a tight cushion off fresh green. Trough. H8cm x W15cm.

Armeria Candy FlossARMERIA Candy Floss $8.00
This little cushion was selected by the late Merv Holland of Christchurch for its almost stemless bright pink pompoms which appear on tight dark green foliage in early summer. Sun.

Armeria juniperifolia albaARMERIA juniperifolia alba $8.00
Tight domes of pointed leaves in snugly packed rosettes. Round heads of snow white flowers on short stems. Suitable for a trough or sunny rock garden. H10cm x W15cm.

Asphodelus acaulisASPHODELUS acaulis $8.00
The Spring Asphodel is native to Algeria and has salmon pink Lily-like flowers tucked at the base of slender strappy leaves in early spring. Sun. H20cm x W30cm.

Aubrietia aureovariegataAUBRIETIA aureovariegata $8.00
Compact bright golden yellow and grey green tufts covered with violet blue flowers in spring and early summer. H7cm x W20cm.

Brachyscome Break of DayBRACHYSCOME Break of Day $8.00
A much improved version of the Swan River Daisy. This makes a dark green bushlet covered with an endless display of rich lavender blue daisies, in a warm position. Sun. Sheltered positions, rock garden, banks and walls, containers, window boxes, baskets.

Campanula Dickson's GoldCAMPANULA Dickson's Gold $8.00
The fresh golden yellow spring foliage makes a fine backdrop to the pretty blue starry flowers which appear in summer. Sun. Foliage becomes somewhat greener as the season progresses.

Campanula G.F.WilsonCAMPANULA G.F.Wilson $8.00
Slowly spreading mat. Large open bells of rich purple on slender stems. Midsummer. Sun. H7cm x W30cm. Perfect for rock crevices and crazy paving. Winter dormant.

Campanula nitidaCAMPANULA nitida $8.00
Dark green crinkled rosettes. Upright stems carrying outward-facing large powder blue saucers in summer. Evergreen, smart, and non-running. H15cm x W30cm.

Campanula nitida albaCAMPANULA nitida alba $8.00
Dark green crinkled rosettes. Upright stems carrying outward-facing large milk-white saucers in summer. Evergreen, smart, and non-running. H15cm x W30cm.

Campanula pilosaCAMPANULA pilosa $8.00
Masses of outward facing blue bells on short stems over summer. Compact and increases slowly. Winter dormant. sun. H10cm x W20cm.

Carmichaelia astoniiCARMICHAELIA astonii $8.00
A compact species with wide stems of olive green and a good display of white pea-flowers veined wine-red to purple. Sun. Free-draining soil with a dusting of lime forked in. NZ

Carmichaelia corrugataCARMICHAELIA corrugata $8.00
A very low-growing wee Pygmy Broom sprinkled with little purple flowers in early summer. A cutie for a trough garden or sand bed. Sun. Gritty soil. Seed-raised plants offered, possibly some hybrids. NZ

Carmichaelia enysiiCARMICHAELIA enysii $8.00
(C.nana) Almost grass-like stems tightly packed into an olive green hummock. Little purple pea flowers veined with violet. Sun. Gritty soil. H10cm x W15cm. NZ

CASSIOPE - This fine group of evergreen dwarf shrubs is related to the Ericas and Rhododendrons and is suitable for planting amongst them, or on the larger rock garden, in a cool lime-free but humus rich soil. The fine surface roots appreciate a mulch of pine needles or similar (not fine peat) to keep them moist. Sun/part sun or part shade. A position with plenty of light gives the best flowers. Spring flowering.

Cassiope lycopodioides Beatrice LilleyCASSIOPE lycopodioides Beatrice Lilley $10.00
A semi-prostrate shrublet with stems densely clothed in tiny green leaves. Dainty white bells on thin red stems in spring.

Cassiope mertensianaCASSIOPE mertensiana $10.00
White flowers in spring. Upright branches on a broad low bush.

Cassiope MuirheadCASSIOPE Muirhead $10.00
A low grey green bush with masses of white bells in spring. Fertile cool lime-free soil.

Cassiope Randle CookeCASSIOPE Randle Cooke $10.00
Free-flowering semi-prostrate variety, white bells on reddish stems.

Chrysanthemum mawii HokonuiCHRYSANTHEMUM mawii Hokonui $8.00
This chance seedling has a succession of flowers which are deeper pink than the form commonly offered in New Zealand. It has a very long flowering period and frequent picking or selective pruning keeps it neat and tidy. Sun. H30cm x W30cm.

Chrysanthemum mawii RuapunaCHRYSANTHEMUM mawii Ruapuna $8.00
This forms a low bushlet with daisies which are just a little smaller than our usual form of Ch.mawii, of deep pink with a suggestion of terracotta. A welcome addition to the sunny rock garden.

Crepis incanaCREPIS incana $8.00
The Pink Dandelion. A fine Greek species with greyish green foliage and slender branching stems of pure pink daisies from mid-summer. Just the thing to give gardening friends who think they have everything! Rarely sets seed. Sun. Rock garden, banks, front of the border.

Cyclamen graecumCYCLAMEN graecum $8.00
Velvety foliage marbled with silver appears in early autumn from a large tuber. Ideal for container cultivation with maximum sunlight, annual repotting and just barely moist when dormant in summer. Elegant pale pink flowers in abundance when happy! H15cm x W30cm

Cytisus x kewensisCYTISUS x kewensis $8.00
A semi-prostrate dwarf shrub from Kew Gardens, London. Arching stems of lightly scented creamy flowers in spring. Lovely for picking and does not seed. This is the only broom we can sell to farmers' wives! Sun. Highly recommended. H25cm x W50cm.

Delosperma congestum White formDELOSPERMA congestum White Form $8.00
A succulent cushion with large white stemless daisies from pale primrose buds. Distinctive and unusual. An exceptionally hardy species for a sunny position

Dianthus alpinusDIANTHUS alpinus $8.00
A tidy little species for a sunny trough or rock garden, with tufts of shiny green narrow leaves and short-stemmed pink to glowing rose purple flowers in early summer.

Dianthus ArielDIANTHUS Ariel $8.00
This is an old variety with perfumed flowers of deep cerise pink over a cushion of blue green foliage. Easy to grow. Open sunny rock garden, walls, paving.

Dianthus BombardierDIANTHUS Bombardier $8.00
One of the best wee Dianthus for the smaller garden or a trough with richly scented dark rose red double flowers. Sun. Lime. H8cm x W15cm.

Dianthus Cherry PieDIANTHUS Cherry Pie $8.00
Sweetly scented semi-double soft pink of compact habit. Grey foliage. Sun. Well-drained soil with lime. H12cm x W20cm.

Dianthus Cherry RipeDIANTHUS Cherry Ripe $8.00
This forms a tuft of blue green foliage and has perfumed flowers of luscious cherry rose red. Dwarf. Sun.

Dianthus Highland FraserDIANTHUS Highland Fraser $8.00
This is a lovely laced variety suitable for the rock garden, front of the border, and walls. Pale pink flowers, each petal with a fine margin and central bar of ruby red. Medium.

Dianthus La Bourbrille AlbaDIANTHUS La Bourbrille alba $8.00
A low spreading grey cushion with loads of white single flowers on short stems in early summer. Very compact.

DIANTHUS Lion Rock $8.00
Single flowers of velvety red with tiniest pale margin. Compact and reliable. Suitable for rock gardens and walls.

Dianthus microlepisDIANTHUS microlepis $8.00
This is such an dear little plant with its display of wee clear pink flowers over the dense cushion in early summer. Sun. Well-drained soil. Dwarf.

Dianthus Pike's PinkDIANTHUS Pike's Pink $8.00
Compact grey cushions with large clear pink double flowers- nice spicy perfume. Sun. H15cm x W15cm.

Dianthus PrettyDIANTHUS Pretty $8.00
Sweetly scented pale rose pink double flowers flushed deeper rose in the centre. Nice compact habit. Sun. Free-draining limey soil. Rock garden, banks, walls, paving.

Dianthus Whatfield WispDIANTHUS Whatfield Wisp $8.00
A cutie for trough or rock garden or in a wall. Large palest pink raggedy-edged flowers on short stems during summer. Good perfume, free-flowering and compact. Sun. Lime. H10cm x W30cm.

Dianthus Windward RoseDIANTHUS Windward Rose $8.00
Cushion. Double flowers of lilac pink. Perfumed. Sun. Lime. H15cm x W40cm.

Dierama nanumDIERAMA nanum $8.00
A dwarf version with slim stems of pendant light salmon pink flowers.

DIERAMA White $8.00
Wands carrying pendant flowers of white tissue in midsummer. Larger rock gardens, sunny borders. H80-90cm in flower.

Draba bryoidesDRABA bryoides $8.00
Mossy light green dome. Threadlike stems of wee yellow flowers in spring, summer, autumn. An excellent species for the open garden as it doesn't mind winter wet. Sun. H10cm x W15cm.

Draba longisiliquaDRABA longisiliqua $8.00
This has dainty yellow flowers, on slender stems, but the cushion is of tightly packed downy grey little rosettes. An excellent plant for the show bench, troughs or crevice garden. Sun.

 DRABA oligosperma $8.00
We have wee buns raised from Alplains seed of this little slow-growing North American Draba. Tightly packed tiny leaves and stems of sunny yellow flowers in spring. A gem for crevices and trough gardens. Sun.

Dryas octopetalaDRYAS octopetala $8.00
Mountain Avens. Lovely milk white bowls opening from attractive rich cream buds buds. Mats of shiny 'oak' leaves. Sun. Lime. H7cm x W40cm.

Erodium chamaedryoides Bishop's FormERODIUM chamaedryoides Bishop's Form $8.00
Soft downy cushion. Showy short-stemmed flowers which are larger and a richer pink than the usual form. Sun. H5cm x W20cm.

Erysimum Orange FlameERYSIMUM Orange Flame $8.00
This cushion is covered with a lively display of crushed orange flowers from late winter until the end of spring. Lovely with blues and creams. Rock gardens, banks and walls. Sun. H8cm x W40cm.

Erysimum pulchellumERYSIMUM pulchellum $8.00
Compact light green cushions which produce loads of pale lemon yellow flowers in spring. Excellent cover on sunny walls and rockeries and an easy plant for the beginner. H10cm x W30cm.

Gaultheria cuneataGAULTHERIA cuneata $9.00
This groundcover shrub has shiny evergreen foliage, the white flowers are followed by large snow white berries in late summer. As a member of the Erica family it prefers an acid leafy soil which doesn't get too dry in summer. Part sun or shade. The fruit is not poisonous.

 GAULTHERIA trichophylla $9.00
Low spreading shrub of shiny bristly foliage. Flowers white, followed by handsome blue berries in quantity. Cultivation as for G.cuneata. Rarely available. Non-poisonous.

Gentiana acaulisGENTIANA acaulis $9.00
Large trumpets of intense blue in late winter and spring. Sun. Very firm planting in a fertile gritty soil with well-rotted cow manure if possible. H10cm x W30cm.

Gentiana angustifolia albaGENTIANA angustifolia alba $9.00
A beautiful spring-flowering Gentian similar to G.acaulis, but with large white trumpets with green spotting down the throat and each segment with a bold green patch. In sunlight the flowers tend towards a pale ice blue. A fertile free-draining soil and firm planting are recommended.

Gentiana verna albaGENTIANA verna alba $8.00
A dwarf Spring Gentian. Compact tufts with many beautiful pure white solitary flowers. Morning sun. Free-draining cool limey soil. H8cm x W10cm. While this is a perennial species it tends to flower itself to death after a few years so sow the plentiful seed produced and you will always have it.

Geranium argenteumGERANIUM argenteum $9.00
A compact non-running species with large silvery pale pink bowl-shaped flowers with delicate veining on the petals. Sun or part sun, tidy enough for a small trough. Winter dormant.

Geranium subcaulescensGERANIUM subcaulescens $8.00
Showy rosy carmine flowers with striking sooty black stamens over neat tuft in summer. Sun. H12cm x W25cm.

Gypsophila cerastioidesGYPSOPHILA cerastioides $8.00
Creeping soft green mats produce a plentiful summer display of white flowers finely veined with rose purple. Sun. H5cm x W30cm.

Gypsophila Letchworth RoseGYPSOPHILA Letchworth Rose $8.00
Grey mats covered with clouds of little rose pink and red flowers over the summer. Highly recommended. Sun.

 GYPSOPHILA tenuifolium $8.00
This species forms a tight dome of foliage with many slender wiry stems carrying clear pink single flowers in summer. Sun. H30cm.

 HELIANTHEMUMS - You may know these by their other names as Sun Roses or Rock Roses. They aren't true roses but the flowers look rather like single roses, over a low bush of soft grey or green foliage. They love plenty of sun, are frost tolerant and take dry conditions well once established. Clip back as soon as the early summer flowers have dropped - this will produce masses of flowers for the following year. H20cm x W30cm. Ideal for edging, sunny banks and dry walls.
$8.00 each

Helianthemum Ben FhadaHELIANTHEMUM Ben Fhada $8.00
A succession of pure yellow flowers held well above compact green foliage.

HELIANTHEMUM Chelsea Gem $8.00
Single clear pink flowers with a gold eye.

Helianthemum LoisHELIANTHEMUM Lois $8.00
Abundant flowers of warm peach pink.

Helianthemum Pink BeautyHELIANTHEMUM Pink Beauty $8.00
Large frilly rich pink single flowers.

Heliohebe raoulii maccaskilliiHELIOHEBE raoulii maccaskillii $8.00
A tiny-leaved low shrub found on limestone outcrops in Canterbury. Flowers in short spikes, lavender blue to pale pink. Sun. NZ

Hepatica pyrenaicaHEPATICA pyrenaica $8.00
Pure white flowers with white stamens from a green centre. Attractively marked evergreen foliage on this species. Part shade. Moist cool humus-rich soil.

Iris gracilipesIRIS gracilipes $8.00
A dwarf rhizomatous species with fans of light green leaves and slender stems carrying lovely lavender blue flowers in spring. Winter dormant. Shade. Moist fertile soil. H20cm x W20cm.

Iris gracilipes albaIRIS gracilipes alba $8.00
A dwarf rhizomatous species with fans of light green leaves. Slender stems carrying pure white flowers in spring. Winter dormant. Shade. Moist fertile soil. H20cm x W20cm.

Iris innominata Golden YellowsIRIS innominata Golden Yellows $8.00
A low-growing Californian Iris with narrow leaves and beautiful rather flat flowers of golden yellow. Sun or part shade and a lime-free humusy soil.

Iris innominata PurpleIRIS innominata Purple $8.00
A selection from our seedlings with lovely purple flowers.

Iris vernaIRIS verna $8.00
This is a pretty little American with lavender blue flowers with yellow crest. A rhizomatous species with narrow foliage which dies down in winter. Part sun and free-draining but cool fertile soil. H15cm x W20cm.

Iris Wee DollIRIS Wee Doll $8.00
An attractive dwarf bearded Iris for the rock garden or front of a sunny border. Easy to grow, free-draining soil with a dusting of lime worked in. Plant rhizome just at the surface so it gets a nice summer baking.

Iris Wee YellowIRIS Wee Yellow $8.00
No one appears to have a name for this tiddler but 'Wee Yellow' sums it up and it certainly is a petite little plant. Perfect for a trough, raised bed or sunny rock garden.




Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, R.D.6, Gore 9776, Southland,
New Zealand
Telephone 03 208 9609.
Email us: hokpines@actrix.gen.nz