Garden Types

Alpine

Alpine

Alpines grow at high elevations, from the Alps to the Himalayas; they are perfectly adapted to survive the harshest conditions, usually growing low to the ground, which prevents them getting blown away or drying out in the wind. They will breeze through even a bad British winter, and many flower much earlier than their counterparts in the herbaceous border.

Alpines also offer great variety, with diverse species from all over the world. Even a tiny collection offers colour and interest through the year. Most people don’t realise that common garden plants such as crocuses are actually alpines, or that there are dwarf and alpine versions of their favourite genera. 

Date

30 April 2019

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Alpine
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