Alpines D-H

Prices for plants will vary, depending if a plant self-seeds gently or much human intervention is necessary, such as stem cutting, root cutting, a lengthy germination process or just a very slow grower OR very hard to find…rare! Occasionally a very rare plant will be offered and it will be priced according to our ability to propagate it. Prices will range from $5.00 to $9.00.

Presently, we are re-planting, re-working and recording our complete inventory. Please bear with us as we progress through this huge challenge…Mandy Botincan

1. Daphne (?) alpina – Grows in rocks and rubble of the Pyrenees, Alps and Jura Mtns. Deciduous foliage is dark grey green and elongated ovals. White fragrant 4 petaled flrs are grouped and end in orange/red 1/4″ berries that are also attractive. Self seeds gently. 7″ x 10″ (Pending)
2. Daphne x hendersonii (ex Rick Lupp) – Arching tight branches are covered with small glossy elongated lvs. Dwarf var. with fragrant pink flowers that rise from attractive red buds. Finishing with red berries.
3. Degenia velebritica – from the Balkans, Velebit Mtns. Very attractive “branchy” mound of silver stems and narrow silver lvs. Followed by bright yellow crucifix flrs that end in inflated seed capsules. Great for trough, as slow growing. 4″ x 4″
4. Delosperma daveyi – a succulent looking var. with copper/green flushed fleshy lvs. Tiny low mounds, suitable for a trough. Flowers are white daisy like.  1″ x 7″
5. Delosperma ?deleeuwiae – I received this var. as D. deleraie. Hoping I can figure this one out shortly. The first mentioned is a hot rose pink daisy flowered version of the above with slimmed fleshy leaves. Both mound forming and hardy here. 1″ x 6″
6. Delphinium grandiflorus ‘Summertime Blues’ – a cute perennial larkspur of minute proportions offering up very lite blue flrs. and just 8″ tall stems.  8″ x 3″   
7. Dianthus ‘Blue Hills’ – Very sharp long lanceolate true blue leaves contrast nicely with large rose/magenta single petaled carnation like flowers. A ‘wow’ in my garden. 8″ x 5″
8. Diantus freynii – long lived var. that forms super tight soft low mounds of blue/green/grey with tiny slim leaves. Soft pink flowers shout their joy atop of long slender stems of 6″.   8″ x 12″    AV
9. Dianthus minimounds – another very tight mound of grey/blue needle like leaves (congested) Flowers are almost stemless (2-3″ tall) in candy light pink. A choice var. for small spaces.    3″ x 9″
10. Dianthus nitidus – Offering very grassy deep green foliage in a loose mound form is another carnation with slightly serrated single petaled soft pink flrs.   10″ x 8″     AV
11. Dianhtus ‘pinks’ – this one has been around for some time with its tiny ovate deep dark green/bronze leaves in a low mound, covered with deep rose/red up facing flrs.  4″ x 6″
12. Diantus ‘White Fringe’ – a tight dark green mat former offering short stemmed fringed pure white frilly flowers.   4″ x 6″  (Pending)
13. Dodecantheon pauciflorum – (aka Saline Shooting Star) Native to eastern N.A. found growing in badly drained meadows and near streams. Leaves, in low rosette form are glabrous and lanceolate. Flower spikes “shoot” up from its center on thin stems of 8″ supporting super cute pendulous reflexed petal “stars” of deep rose with yellow/white points, very early in summer. Entire plants will disappear by early summer to return faithful next year. 8″ x 3″
14. Doronicum ‘Little Leo’ – a happy, bright yellow daisy flowered var. with semi-serrated heart shaped leaves of emerald green. Well behaved.  9″ x 9″
15. Douglasis montana – From Big Horn Mtns, Johnson Co. WY. Low mat former of tiny succulent emerald green leaves covered by fragrant, virtually stemless bright pink tubular flowers, in early spring.  2″ x 4″
16. Draba sp. aff. cuspidata – a large leafed var. forming a loose dark green mound. Bright “thick” yellow flowers envelop it once late spring arrives. Self seeds  3″ x 4″    AV
17. Draba bryoides – From the Caucasus. Very dense, hairy leafed, pale green cushion. A lover of moist cliffs in the Pamir Mtns. Long lived, great for tufa plantings. Large (for its size) bright yellow flowers on tiny thread like stems.  2″ x 4″
18. Draba rigida – Mounds are composed of loosely clustered rosettes of serrated emerald green leaves. Yellow flowers stand over on 2″ stems en mass. Self seeds. 4″ x 4″    AV
19. Draba sibirica – Unusual variety that forms large mounds of web-like “fibrous branching” under its dome of small light green leaves and bright yellow tiny frail flowers in abundance.  2″ x 14″    AV
20. Draba thymphrystus – This one seeds faithfully everywhere for me. Loose clusters (not mounds) comprise of large deep green rosettes of heavily serrated lanceolate leaves. Flowers are golden yellow and formed in clustered heads as well.   6″ x 5″    AV
21. Dracocephalum imberbe – Different than its cousin, as its leaves are kidney shaped and very very dark purple green. Flowers are many electric blue purple spikes on short stems, en mass. Will seed anywhere.  4″ x 6″     AV
22. Dracocephalum argunese japonica ‘alba’ – Native to N.E. Asia. Plants have nemerous stems bearing linear light green leaves. On top, a cluster of pure white “dragon” flowers. Will seed out gently. 6″ x 10″     AV
23. Dryas drummondi – From Ghost River, Flood Plain, Alberta. Plants have ovate, serrated (ribbed) dark green leaves on woody stems. Yellow flowers, which “droop” when open only half way, remain standing tall on medium tall stems. Fluffy (clematis-like) seed heads drive Finches crazy!   6″ x 12″    
24. Dryas octopetala – From the Czech republic. white anemone like flowers, on short stems, cover a low mass of shiny ribbed “oak like” wee leaves above semi-woody stems.   3″ x 12″     AV
25. Echium species – Would like to correctly identify this variety. Obtained it many years ago ? thru the ORGS. Forms a large rosette of lanceolate leaves, covered with coarse shiny hairs its first year. 2nd year emerge centrally a thick flower spike, clothed abundantly with azure blue protruding papery trumpets. Will continue to live on and reseeds well.  20″ x 10″   
26. Erigeron alpinus ?’Pink Jewel’ – Long lived woody branched shrublet, with dark green lanceolate leaves. Flowers are large in comparison, deep pink or sometimes mauve with yellow centers.  8″ x 8″
27. Erigeron chrysospsidis ‘Grand Ridge” – tiny curled slim dark green leaved rosette mass from which spring tons of short stemmed large gold yellow daisies.  3″ x 4″
28. Erigeron compositus alba – very drought tolerant N. A. native into the Yukon. Forms ferny leafed grey/green mounds, from which protrude loads of short stemmed white daisies. Self seeds. 4″ x 5″ AV
29. Erigeron compositus var. discoides rosea – orig. from Ruby Mtns, Elko Co N V. Minute form of above with only 3 linear leaf segments. Tiny ferny mound of grey/green. Short (almost stemless) mauve/pink daisies appear en mass. Seeds out to more small mounds. 3″ x 8″    AV
30. Erigeron linearis – fine grassy slim dark green leaves topped by a mass of brilliant golden yellow daisy like flowers. Young plantlets appear grey/silvery green to start. 4″ x 4″
31. Erigeron scopulinus –
In a large family, a creeper forming large mats. Leaves are tiny, dark green and ovate. Flowers are white and stemless. 1″ x 16″ (Pending)
32. Erinus alpinus mauve – (aka Fairy Foxglove, aka Alpine Balsam) As far as I know, the only member in this family, except for white or pink versions. Leaves are absolutely miniscule, serrated and glossy. Flrs. are also tiny but generous. A bi-annual by me, always seeding around, just enough to make us happy.  5″ x 4″    (Pending)
33. Eriogonum douglasis –from east Oregon. Rounder leafed variant of heather buckwheats. Low mounds of silvery foliage and stems, ending with fine specimens of pompom flowers that open crimson, turn white and age to beige.  6″ x 12″
34. Eriogonum siskiyouense – Cute buckwheat forming very low mats of silvery/green tiny ovate leaves, topped with long stems of yellow greenish pompom flrs.  6″ x 10″
35. Eriogonum umbellatum ssp. porteri – super cute fleshy green rosettes of ovate lvs. having red stems and large headed clusters of bright yellow flowers. Nice! 2″ x 10″
36. Erodium reichardii – A tiny geranium with roundish, gently serrated dusty dark green leaves and tiny double pink veined purple flowers. Mounds are also super tiny and tight.  2″ x 2″
37. Erysimum kotschyanum – from Asia Minor. Tufted sub-shrub…hummocks comprised of deep green, miniscule lanceolate leafed rosettes. 2nd year strong stems emerge offering small heads of crucifix type brilliant yellow/orange fragrant flowers.  6″ x 8″
38. Erysimum ‘Turkish Delight’ – From an early Czech coll. Mounds are very low, also ground hugging, offering dark green rosettes that later bear very long stems of red tinged buds that open to deep golden yellow flowers. seeds around gently.  1″-8″ x 10″   
39. Eunomia oppositifolia – From Turkey and Asia Minor. “Wired” mats consist of silvery blue roundish fleshy leaves that beautifully accent fragrant spring flowers of white and purple. Nice! You have to get out of your cave early to appreciate this one!  1″ x 12″    AV
40. Festuca ‘Heron’ – Small sized blue Fescue grass. 10″ x 10″
41. Festuca ovina ‘Glauca minor’ – a tiny mound of blue grassy needles! Great for a dryland planting and small enough for a trough.  5″ x 5″   
42. Filipendula sp.rosea – (aka ?Filipendula ‘Kaloma’) Meadow sweet miniature offering rose/pink plumes of dark green tinged red palmate like leaves.  14″ x 12″
43. Fritillaria meleagris pallida – Belonging to the family of “Checkered Lily“, a choice robust form offering wide lvs and soft yellow/white/green pendulous large flowers. Bulb. Slow spreaders. 10″ x 3” (Pending)
44. Gentiana acaulis – Definitly the queen in a huge assortment of alpine plants, we have to offer. Leaves are fleshy, lanceolate,  light emerald green. Mounds are quite low. Flowers (which remain a long time) are huge up facing royal blue trumpets, compared to overall plant size. 4″ x 10″    (Pending)
45. Gentiana andrewsii – Brought in one plant of this fine wild version over 20 years ago and still keep finding “babies” everywhere there is decent ground. Same fleshy lvs, but offered on tallish stems. Flowers are also deep blue, but in a “closed bottle” form, in whorls along the top of each stem. Super hardy.  16″ x 6″    AV
46. Gentiana clusii ssp. clusii – Another choice, but slower growing mound former with open faced smaller deep royal blue flowers. Seeds out only sporadically.  5″ x 6″ AV
47. Gentiana angustifolia ‘Iceberg’ – Try placing this one by our royal blue version and you have definite ‘wow’ factor. Mounds consists of fleshy green lvs, topped by large up facing trumpets of white with soft pale blue stripes and shading into the throat.  4″ x 10″    (Pending)
48. Geranium dalmaticum album – Low little clumps of miniature cransbill with roundish heavily serrated leaves that turn reddish with cold. White flrs stand tall overtop.  5″ x 6″
49. Geranium lambertii – From the Himalayas. Nice form of this diverse family with dusty grey/green heavily serrated leaves and soft pink flowers. Has long procumbent, non rooting stems. Rare. 10″ x 10″
50. Geranium ‘New Hampshire Blue’ – very hardy cransbill,  offering deep purple blue large flowers, covering entire plant when happy.
51. Geranium sessiflorum var. nigricans – From New Zealand. Tiny miniature clump of chocolate infused foliage where wee white/cream flowers peek through. Have seen it seed out just about anywhere it wants to (sparingly)  3″ x 4″
52. Geum montana – hairy deeply serrated “oak like” leaves in rosette form with buttercup yellow avens type flowers. My form has heavier than usual hairy thick leaves. 8″ x 10″
53. Gladious imbricatus – Can you believe a glad that is hardy outside! From Central Europe. Plants have long narrow blades. Spikes offer papery looking mauve/violet outfacing delicate trumpets. 20″ x 3″    AV
54. Globularia bisnagarica – From Europe. Spoon shaped small evergreen leaves with fuzzy pompom blue and white toned flowers on short stems. 3″ x 8″
55. Globularia incanescens – From Turkey. Compact mound of dark green, spoon shaped, glossy lvs with stemless globular steel blue pompom flower heads that are long lasting. 2″ x 8″
56. Globularia sp. aff. repens – Much reduced mat former of dense woody stems and super tiny glossy lvs. with miniature blue globes just “floating” above. Trough special. 1″ x 7″    AV
57. Gyposphila aretioides ‘Caucasus’ – From the Mtns. of Iran. The “Gem” of this family! Iron hard cushion of congested “minute” rosettes of tiny leathery green lvs. When happy will be “studded” with tiny stemless white baby’s breathe flowers. Gem! 2″ x 4″
58. Gyposphila cerastioides – From Kasmir. Charming low mats of round velvety leaves bearing overly large, up facing white flowers, striped inside with purple. A wonderful creeper. 2″ x 10″
59. Gypsophila repens rosea – (aka Creeping Baby’s Breathe) A well behaved var. with an “airy” appearance of dark green/grey/burgundy leaves and stems. Dancing over the soft mound are tons of soft rose pink flowers. Likes lean soils and will seed out gently.  8″ x 10″
60. Hebe odora ‘prostrate form’ – Has hard glossy ovate green leaves on procumbent wiry (trailing) woody stems. Flowers are pristine white.  6″ x 8″
61. Hebe youngii ‘Carl Teschner’ – From New Zealand. A mat former of procumbent glossy dark green woody stems and leaves…evergreen cushion. Beautiful deep blue (veronica like) flower clusters.   5″ x 8″
62. Helichrysum pallasii – From east Anatolia, Turkey. Cushions of tiny grey lanate leaves with heads of golden yellow gomphrena looking flowers. Limestone crevices. Tough!  1″ x 5″
63. Heterotheca jonesii – Very tight congested mats of woody stems offering dusty grey green leaves, contrasted with bright tiny yellow flowers that have a hint of orange red in the center.  2″ x 12″
64. Heuchera abramsii – (aka Abram’s Alum Root) A Ron Radko coll. from San Gabriel Mtn. of California. Very small coral bell with dense narrow racemes of pink flowers with calyxes of deep rose/violet. 6″ x 6″    AV
65. Heuchera cylindrica v. alpina – (aka Heuchera cylindrica var. ovalifolia, aka Alpine Alumroot) Native gem of N.A. Tight mats of shiny green lvs with scalloped wavy edges. Small dense spikes of yellow/white tubular flowers. 6″ x 6″
66. Heuchera pulchella – Tiniest of the coral bells. Spikes of graceful pink flowers, over top of small roundish scalloped rosettes.  4″ x 4″   
67. Heucherella tiarelloides – A tiny heuchera and tirella hybrid cross, 1st bred in 1912 by Emile Lemoine. Leaves are lightly variegated and flowers are white.  5″ x 5″
68. Hieracium villosium –
(aka Shaggy Hawkweed) From central Europe. Small tufted plant bearing felted hairy lvs and bright yellow “dandelion like” flowers. Seeds out well.  7″ x 4″    AV
69. Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ –
Miniature of thick, blue, heart shaped leaves. Pink flowers are also thick and on short stems. “Testosterone in a wee bottle”.   8″ x 8″   AV
70. Hosta ‘Ginko Craig’ –
Miniature of deep green lanceolate leaves with white edges, topped by violet blue flower spikes. 10″ x 10″    AV
71. Hosta ‘Little Aurora’ –
Miniature of purist gold yellow heart shaped leaves, topped with thick flowers spikes of mauve.  6″ x 6″     AV
72. Hosta ‘Tiny Tears’ –
Miniature of deep green semi-lanceolate, semi-heart shaped leaves. Flowers are mauve, striped white. 9″ x 9″     AV
73. Hosta minima –
Miniature of more slender deep green leaves with the same purple and white striped flowers.   9″ x 9″    AV
74. Hosta minor –
Miniature of larger proportions than some others listed, so confusion of its name for sure. said to be larger than ‘Little Tears’. Some photo file indicate striped flowers of mauve and a little white, other indicate more pure mauve violet. We’ll wait till spring.  10″ x 10″     AV
75. Hosta ‘Pandora’s Box’ –
Miniature of elongated leaves bearing wide white center line and dark green sides. Flowers are mauve. 8″ x 8″     AV
76. Hosta ‘Snowflake’ –
Miniature of wider dark green leaves and highly contrasting pure white flowers. 10″ x 12″     AV
77. Hosta venusta –
Miniature almost identical to ‘Little Tears’, but with blue/mauve (and no white) on the flowers. Also slightly smaller. 7″ x 7″     AV
78. Houstonia longifolia –
(aka Long Leafed Bluets) Another lonely family member. A creeping loose mound of slender elongated green leaves. Unique dainty white (with a hint of pink) up-facing trumpet shaped flowers. Mine has stayed a great long time in our scree.  4″ x 10″
79. Hymenoxys acaulis –From the Wah Wah Mtns. Tufts of hairy elongated green lvs. Large wide disk flowers are deep golden yellow. 4″ x 4″    AV
80. Hymenoxys grandiflora – (aka Old Man of the Mountain, aka Alpine Sunflower) Summit CO. Surprisingly immense yellow sunflowers on dwarf stems having divided hairy green leaves. Distinctive to its high tundra home.  6″ x 3″   AV
81. Hymenoxys herbacea –(aka Eastern Lakeside Daisy) “Native to limestone paving and outcrop in the Great Lakes area esp. the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island”. Narrow leaves. Wide faced “Inula like” yellow rayed flowers. Coming into bloom esp. after a heavy rain.  5″ x 4″   
82. Hymenoxys lupdicola –From Utah. A definite miniature var. (for trough or scree) of congested rosettes in a tight cushion, offering stemless bright yellow flowers. Does especially well in dry, windy exposed areas on gravel and poor soil.  4″ x 3″