Hokonui Alpines
Seedlist 2014

All seeds listed below are fresh collections for 2014.
Page updated 11th AUGUST 2014


All seed offered this year is from cultivated nursery stock.
No wild New Zealand native plant seed was collected because there were only two or three orders for it last year.

Seeds are in glassine packets, labelled with the latin plant name.

Overseas orders are sent by airmail post, in padded envelopes, with customs declaration.
If you have special delivery preferences please let me know and I will be happy to oblige.

Prices and postage are given in New Zealand Dollars.

Orders for fewer than 6 packets are not accepted, sorry.

New Zealand $2.50 (Please do not send stamped self-addressed envelopes)
Australia $3.00
Rest of World $3.50

PAYMENT by Visa/Mastercard, in New Zealand Dollars only.
Payment in banknotes in New Zealand Dollars or Euros also accepted.
Overseas customers wishing to pay by Direct Banking please add $30.00 New Zealand Dollars to your order to cover bank fees.
Our bank details are available on request.
New Zealand customers may pay by personal cheque.
We do not use Paypal.

AETHIONEMA saxatile creticum $5.00
A dwarf species from Crete with very compact bluish grey green foliage and little flowerheads of Forget-me-Not Pink. Ideal in a trough or as a group on the rock garden. A short-lived perennial/biennial so we recommend removing most of the seedheads in its first season. (50 seeds)

ALLIUM karataviense $5.00
An ornamental bulb with ground-hugging broad leaves of metallic grey purple and large short-stemmed globular pale pink flowerheads. (20 seeds)

AQUILEGIA longissima $5.00
A taller growing Grannys Bonnet with lovely long-spurred yellow flowers on branching stems. (50 seeds)

CAMPANULA saxifraga ssp.aucheri $5.00
Slender stems carry large solitary outward-facing lavender blue bells in spring. Compact non-running habit. H10cm x W25cm (40 seeds)

CARMICHAELIA astonii $5.00
A compact low shrub with wide stems of olive green and a good display of purple pea-flowers veined wine-red to purple. New Zealand native species. (20 seeds)

CARMICHAELIA corrugata $5.00
A small species with very fine much-branched stems in a low neat mound. Small wine-purple pea flowers in good quantities. New Zealand native species. (20 seeds)

CARMICHAELIA nana (enysii) $5.00
Very slender grass-like stems tightly packed into a low olive green hummock. Little purple pea flowers veined with violet. New Zealand native species. H10cm x W15-20cm. (20 seeds)

CYANANTHUS chungdianensis $5.00
A dainty species which produces abundant light blue flowers with tufts of blue hairs in the mouth. (40 seeds)

From resting buds in late spring appear trailing stems of soft foliage which end in tubular flowers of pale lemon. (40 seeds)

CYCLAMEN cilicium $5.00
Foliage finely patterned with silver. Flowers are pink with crimson basal blotch. (30 seeds)

CYCLAMEN coum #1 $5.00
Rounded silver leaves with narrow green edge, flowers pink. (30 seeds)

CYCLAMEN coum #2 $5.00
Attractive round silvery foliage with a narrow green margin, flowers are white. (30 seeds)

CYCLAMEN graecum $5.00
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 (20 seeds)

CYCLAMEN graecum Ivan's Best $5.00
This was from Ivan Rankin's collection of Cyclamen and produces a good number of clear pink flowers over well marked leaves. (20 seeds)

DIANTHUS arpadianus pumilus $5.00
Compact hard cushions of spiky stiff grey to green foliage with wee pink flowers. A gem for troughs and rock gardens, well worth growing for its foliage and habit alone. (20 seeds)

DIANTHUS erinaceus $5.00
A distinctive little plant with tightly packed spiky hedgehog-like foliage with short-stemmed lilac pink flowers nestling on it in summer. (20 seeds)

DOUGLASIA nivalis $5.00
Cushions of narrow blue grey leaves and flowers of deep rose to plum purple over the summer. Excellent in a very free-draining soil in the rock garden or in a trough. H5cm x W15cm (30 seeds)

EDRAIANTHUS niveus $5.00
This is related to the Campanulas and is an attractive species forming compact tufts of narrow leaves and short stems of creamy buds opening to milk white bells. (30 seeds)

FRITILLARIA caucasica $5.00
A dwarf bulb from the Caucasus with hanging bells of dark purple overlaid with a grape-like 'bloom' on the outside. Lighter colouring inside. (30 seeds)

GENTIANA acaulis $5.00
One of THE classic alpines, with large trumpets of brilliant blue on short stems during spring. Forms a spreading mat of broad leaves. We grow it in open sunny positions with fertile free-draining soil, firm planting, and plenty of water while flowering. H10cm x W30cm (100 seeds)

GENTIANA clusii Purple Form $5.00
Similar to Gentiana acaulis but with foliage in a compact tuft rather than a mat. Each tuft never fails to produce several large trumpets of clear purple in spring. An excellent form for a well-drained soil with lime. H10cm x W10cm (50seeds)

GENTIANA septemfida $5.00
A showy species with semi prostrate stems carrying many blue trumpets in mid summer. (100 seeds)

GENTIANA verna $5.00
This is a really lovely little species for sunny rock gardens and troughs. Compact small rosettes and many upturned flowers of intense blue during spring. H8cm x W10cm (100seeds)

GERANIUM harveyii $5.00
A splendid species for a sunny rock garden or wall. It forms a low spreading mound of lacy silver foliage with silver buds opening to a long display of lavender pink flowers in summer. H15cm x W60cm (30seeds)

HELIOHEBE raoulii maccaskillii $5.00
A tiny-leaved low shrub found on limestone outcrops in Canterbury. Flowers in short spikes, lavender blue to pale pink. Sun. New Zealand native species. (30seeds)

LAPEIROUSIA oreogena $5.00
A winter-growing corm from southern Africa. Rosettes of pointed foliage with very frilly margins. Very showy rich velvety purple and black flowers with long tubes, in late winter. Great container plant for frost-free position. (20seeds)

LEWISIA tweedyi Yellow Form $5.00
Large rosettes of fleshy foliage amongst which rise beautiful big flowers of blended creamy apricot and pale yellow. (40 seeds)

MASSONIA species ex Namaqualand $5.00
(20 seeds)

MYRTEOLA nummularia $5.00
This aromatic prostrate Myrtle has tiny glossy leaves, white flowers followed by large white berries flushed rose pink. H5cm x W40cm. (30 seeds)

NOMOCHARIS aperta A.C.E. $6.00
Overseas customers only. Wide bowls of deep rose lavishly marked with large crimson blotches. This is a beautiful bulb for a cool fertile soil. Stock from seed collected by the Alpine Garden Society China Expedition. Is popular this year and there is just one packet left. (50 seeds)

PENSTEMON hirsutus pygmaeus $5.00
A low-growing Penstemon with tubular lavender flowers with white lips. Very free-flowering. (50 seeds)

PENSTEMON hirsutus pygmaeus albus $5.00
The pure white-flowered form of the above. (50 seeds)

PENSTEMON procerus brachyanthus $5.00
Clusters of bright blue tubular flowers on short stems in spring. H10cm x W25cm. (50seeds)

PRIMULA maximowiczii $6.00
Overseas customers only. This striking Primula enjoys the same cool moist fertile soils as P.chionantha and melanops. It produces vigorous multi-crown clumps of dark foliage and strong stems terminating in bright red pendant flowers with reflexed lobes. Winter dormant. (50 seeds)

RANUNCULUS lyalli $5.00
Mount Cook Buttercup. Large shiny round leaves and strong branching stems carrying pure white bowls in early summer. Cool fertile free-draining soil. Keep the lower part of the plant cool, with the upper leaves and flowers getting sun. Winter dormant. New Zealand native species. H60cm+ (30 seeds)

ROSCOEA scilloides $5.00
A dwarf species with several pink flowers carried on stubby stems in late summer. (20 seeds)

SAXIFRAGA corymbosa $5.00
(S.luteo-viridis) Crisp silver grey rosettes arranged in a compact mound. Short stems in spring carry up to 12 chubby yellow flowers with green sepals. (50 seeds)

SAXIFRAGA federici-augustii grisebachii $5.00
Saxifragaceae. Beautiful silver rosettes. Furry ruby pink stems terminating in glossy clusters of little wine red flowers. H15cm x W12cm. Fine seed. (100 seeds)


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