Hokonui Alpines
Plant Catalogue

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This page updated 13th NOVEMBER 2017




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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.

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ACANTHOLIMON glumaceum $9.00
This forms a neat dome of dark green needles arranged in rosettes which produce short stems carrying clear pink flowers in early summer. A sunny position and good drainage are required.

ANDROSACE barbulata $8.00
This makes a neat little mound of hairy rosettes which are joined in spring by heads of white flowers whose yellow eyes turn red with age. Perfect for a sunny crevice. Free-draining soil. H5cm x W15cm.

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 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 $8.00
A mat of bright green rosettes and lovely rich pink flowers in spring. H8cm x W20cm.

ANEMONE magellanica $8.00
This South American species has deeply divided foliage with 25cm stems of primrose yellow bowls in spring. Winter dormant. Sun.

ANTIRRHINUM hispanicum roseum $8.00
A delightful perennial Snapdragon with lightly perfumed chubby pink flowers over most of the summer. Low-growing shrubby habit. Makes a lovely display in containers and sheltered corners with plenty of sun and fertile soil. Hardy to about -5 Celsius.

Anthyllis vulneraria coccineaANTHYLLIS vulneraria coccinea $8.00
Clusters of glowing fiery red pea-flowers distinguish this easy-to-grow variety. Very free-flowering and produces plenty of seed so remove the flower-heads as they fade to extend the display. Happy in an open sunny position. Forms low clumps of silvery downy foliage from winter-dormant buds. H15cm x W30cm.

• 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 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.

ARMERIA maritima alba $8.00
Lovely white pompom flowerheads on slender stems over a dome of fresh green grassy leaves in late spring. Sun. H15cm x W25cm.

ASPERULA lilaciflora caespitosa $8.00
Emerald green mat. Prostrate stems covered with pretty pink tubular flowers in summer. Good over a rock in the alpine garden, edge of a wall or trough. Sun. H4cm x W30cm.

ASPERULA nitida puberula $8.00
Blue green cushion. Stemless rich pink tubular flowers in spring. Sun. Well-drained soil with a dusting of lime. H5cm x W15cm.

ASPHODELUS 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.

ASTER alpinus $8.00
Large showy lavender blue daisies on short sturdy stems. A fine easy variety. Sun. H12cm x W30cm.

• BETULA nana Glengarry Form $8.00
Dwarf Arctic Birch. Low growing deciduous plant with usually rusty brown to red autumn foliage but some years butter yellow. H30cm x W50cm approx.

Bletilla striataBLETILLA striata $8.00
A hardy terrestrial Orchid, growing from corm-like pseudobulbs on short rhizomes. Up to twelve pink bells are carried in upright racemes amongst the pointed linear leaves. Moist free-draining soil with humus, with mulch, and part shade in summer. Lovely woodland variety.

• BLETILLA striata variegata $8.00
As for the type above but with creamy yellow edging to the foliage.

CAMPANULA betulaefolia $8.00
Low clumps of toothed foliage and lovely pendant white bells in summer. A gem for the connoisseur and delightful over the edge of a trough or in a crevice on the rock garden. Winter dormant. Sun. Gritty fertile soil.

CAMPANULA 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 will turn green 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.

Campanula haylodgensisCAMPANULA x haylodgensis $8.00
Masses of powder blue double saucers, rather like little rosebuds, from early summer. A good-natured treasure for crevices on the rock garden, also perfect for paving. Although it spreads only slowly it is probably a wee bit too wide to plant in a trough garden. Sun. H12cm.

CAMPANULA Maie Blyth $9.00
This choice and sought-after Bellflower originated in Maie's garden in Timaru. Very compact foliage and short-stemmed powder blue saucers with very distinctive puckering on the petals. Open sunny rockery or a trough garden. Fertile free-draining soil.

CAMPANULA 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 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 pulla x zoysiiCAMPANULA pulla x zoysii $8.00
These are from a deliberate cross and the resulting plants are so similar that we propagated from all of them. Tufts spreading slowly by side shoots, the flowers resemble the pollen parent, C.zoysii, in colour and shape, although not much constricted at the mouth of the mid blue bell.

CAMPANULA raineri $9.00
Large upturned flowers of powder blue appear just above a mat of grey green ground-hugging rosettes. A very choice Bellflower for a sunny position and free-draining soil with a dusting of lime forked in. Spreads slowly and perfect for that special corner or crevices on the rock garden.

CAMPANULA Warley White $8.00
Trailing stems carrying pure white semi-double to double flowers. Foliage light yellowish green. Suitable for planting in a wall or on the rockery. Sun. Deciduous in winter.

CARMICHAELIA 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.

CARMICHAELIA 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.

CELMISIA brevifolia Hybrid $8.00
Small rosettes of stubby leaves forming a neat tuft/cushion with narrow-petalled white daisies. This is a very attractive clone selected for its free-flowering habit and beautiful silver foliage. Prefers a sunny aspect with cool well-drained fertile soil.

CENTAURIUM scilloides $8.00
Lovely little mat plant with plenty of delightful clear pink flowers over light green foliage. Sun. H5cm x W10-15cm.

Chamaecytisus purpureus CHAMAECYTISUS purpureus $8.00
A dwarf bush with arching stems of spicily perfumed light mauve pink flowers in summer. A warm sunny position with some shelter from heavy frosts will suit it very well.

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.

CRYPTOMERIA Tensan $8.00
A little round conifer with short crispy olive green foliage taking on attractive rust brown winter tints. Sun. H20cm x W40cm eventually.

Daphne cneorumDAPHNE cneorum $9.00
The Garland Flower. The rock garden Daphne carries abundant heads of deep pink sweetly scented tubular flowers in late spring. Habit is semi-prostrate branches of evergreen foliage. Open sunny positions and a moderately fertile soil with a dusting of lime worked in.

DIANTHUS Fringed White $8.00
Hundreds of little pure white fragrant flowers with fringed margins over a broad grey cushion. Excellent for a sunny position on the rock garden or over a wall. Dwarf.

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

DRABA 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 dedeana $8.00
Tidy wee tufts which produce short stems bearing pure white flowers in spring. Suitable for trough gardens or as a group on the rock garden. Sun. H5cm x W5cm.

DRYAS 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.

ERIOGONUM umbellatum Sulphur Ball $8.00
Grey green mat. Luminous sulphur yellow powderpuffs in summer. Sun. H15cm x W25cm.

ERYSIMUM 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 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 Alistair Blee $9.00
This attractive Autumn Gentian is the last plant retrieved from Alistair Blee's garden after his death. He loved the Asiatic Gentians and grew many hybrids from seed. This variety has light blue flowers with a speckled white throat which has a zone of deeper blue at the mouth merging into pale mauve blue corolla margins. Fertile lime-free soil, moist in summer. Pull the finished flowering stems right out of the tuft when you tidy up in autumn.

GERANIUM Ballerina $8.00
Large saucers of pale lavender pink finely veined with violet are borne on slender stems during summer. A fine compact variety which doesn't seed around. Sun. Rock garden, large trough.

GERANIUM incanum $8.00
An African species forming soft ferny mounds with warm purple flowers over summer. Likes to ramble through other plants. Perfect for sunny walls, borders, baskets.

GYPSOPHILA Letchworth Rose $8.00
Grey mats covered with clouds of little rose pink and red flowers over the summer. Highly recommended. Sun. H x W.

GYPSOPHILA repens alba $8.00
A prolific pure white-flowered rockery Gypsophila which really 'froths' over during summer. Marvellous on walls and banks. H12cm x W45cm.

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.

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

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

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 milfordiae $8.00
Furry silver cushions studded with shining ruby red buds opening to stemless silver paper daisies in summer. Sunny positions on the rock garden or a crevice in a trough. Free-draining soil with moisture at the business end of the roots in summer. Planting between two rocks ideal. H5cm x W25cm.

HEPATICA nobilis Blue $8.00
Lovely deep blue flowers above a low clump of handsome dark green leaves in spring. Part shade. Cool fertile soil. H15cm x W40cm.

HEPATICA 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.

Hirpicium armerioidesHIRPICIUM armerioides $8.00
This resembles a miniature Gazania whose pale creamy lemon daisies have a satin sheen to them and the petals sport a navy blue-black reverse. Spreads gradually to make a group of compact tufts. Sun. H10 x W35

Iris barbatulaIRIS barbatula $8.00
An uncommon dwarf species with a succession of its lovely little lavender flowers over two or three weeks. Winter dormant. Moist fertile soils. H10cm.

Iris chrysographesIRIS chrysographes $8.00
Grow this in a deep fertile soil with ample summer moisture. A taller species with deep velvety purple blue regal flowers in summer.The yellow patch on the falls is heavily veined with black purple.

IRIS 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 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 Wee Doll $8.00



Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, R.D.6, Gore 9776, Southland,
New Zealand
Telephone,Fax 03 208 9609.
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