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Alpine Plant Collection
Alpine Plant Collection

Alpine Plant Collection

The perfect selection of low maintenance, weather-proof plants.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • The easy, low-maintenance way to grow a range of delightfully charming alpine plants.
  • The perfect candidate for eco-friendly gardens and for areas often subject to hosepipe bans.
  • Plants can be grown in small spaces such as pots and troughs, which simulate the natural rocky areas.
  • Easy to grow and low-maintenance, alpines are the perfect plant for new gardeners.
  • Supplied as 12 plug plants in 6 varieties, ready for you to pot up and grow on. Please note that the varieties received may differ from those listed.
12 Plug Plants - Item: 480672
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Product Description

Like many other 'forgotten' plants, alpines are undergoing a well-deserved revival and are some of the most delightful plants that you can grow. There's a plant for every taste, and our selection of perennials is the best way to get started on this fascinating hobby.

Robust and hardy in growth, yet charming and often delicate in form, they're really easy to grow and very rewarding, with a gorgeous mix of leaf and flower shape and colour, and in many cases, they need little more than a pot of free-draining compost.

Alpines cope easily with periods of drought as they are used to sporadic or low rainfall, which make them the perfect candidate for eco-friendly gardens and for areas often subject to hosepipe bans!

Plants can be grown in small spaces such as pots and troughs, which simulate the natural rocky areas from which many of them come. This is increasingly important to those of us with small gardens, terraces or balconies.

Easy to grow and low-maintenance, alpines are the perfect plant for new gardeners as you can leave them to their own devices, with the occasional watering if conditions get too dry.

Supplied as 12 plug plants in 6 varieties, ready for you to pot up and grow on before planting out into their final positions:

Please note that the varieties received may differ from those listed.

Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' – An evergreen ground cover plant with silvery leaves with wine-red tones. Blue flowers from May – June. H50cm x W100cm.

Alchemilla mollis ' Thriller' - An upright variety of the popular perennial plant. Scalloped green leaves are stunning, acid green. Flowers May - June. H50cm x W50cm.

Lysimachia nummularia'Goldilocks' AGM – Golden creeping Jenny, ideal as a trailing plant in hanging baskets. H10cm x W90cm. Flowers June – October.

Thymus vulgaris 'Fredo Strong' - AKA common thyme, this is the culinary herb much loved by chefs. Plants have tiny, aromatic leaves. H10cm x W10cm. Flowers June - July.

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Sweet Pleasure Apricot'- A vigorous garden pink with apricot flowers. H20cm x W20cm. Flowers June -July.

Vinca Minor 'Bowles Variety' AGM - The very best periwinkle with lavender-blue flowers. Easy to grow with trailing stems. H20cm x W100cm. Flowers March - September.

What Is Supplied

Item 480672 supplied as:

Supplied as a collection of 12 plug plants. 2 each of 6 varieties:

Please note that the varieties received may differ from those listed.

  • Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
  • Alchemilla mollis ' Thriller'
  • Lysimachia nummularia'Goldilocks' AGM
  • Thymus vulgaris 'Fredo Strong'
  • Dianthus caryophyllus 'Sweet Pleasure Apricot'
  • Vinca Minor 'Bowles Variety' AGM

Plant Information

Top Tips

Plants don’t like standing in cold, wet soil, so the main thing they need is good drainage, which is easily achieved with a mix of 70% John Innes No.3 and 30% horticultural grit – or a specialist alpine plant mix.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your alpine plants:

  • Grow on the plugs in pots of well-draining compost for 4-6 weeks before planting out.
  • If planting in the garden border, spread a 2-inch layer of grit on top of the soil and dig it into the top 6 inches to improve drainage.
  • Dig a hole roughly the same diameter as the pot your alpine is in.
  • Remove your alpine from its pot and tease apart any roots that are spiralling round.
  • Lower the plant into the planting hole and backfill with the original soil, gently firming it around the plant.
  • If you’re growing them in a container, ensure that the container has adequate holes for drainage. Most alpines like a neutral or slightly alkaline soil.
  • Add a well-draining compost mix and plant as above.
  • A layer of coarse gravel on top of the soil will help prevent the neck of the plant getting too damp.
  • Water well.

 

Aftercare Advice for your alpine plants:

  • Once you’ve planted your alpines, water them thoroughly.
  • Remove or trim any dead leaves in the autumn.
  • Move the container to an area that’s in a ‘rain shadow’ (for example, beneath house eaves) in winter.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
50cm
100cm
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