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What are your top 5 favorite alpines?

Posted by jeepers13 OR z8a/b (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 21, 04 at 1:24

Would love to know. We just decided to plant 3 small beds w/alpines or rock-garden type plants because the look is irresistible and it requires less H2O than a big, flowery perennial border. But for a beginner - ugh - the choices are overwhelming!
So I ask you, G.W. buds, what are the plants you couldn't dream of going without for your rock or alpine gardens?
All opinions are appreciated!

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RE: What are your top 5 favorite alpines?

This is like picking among one's children but the 5 'must haves' for me are:

Moss Campion
Yellow Dryads
Creeping Beardtongue
Purple saxifrage

They all have nice flowers but , most importantly, the plants have good texture and character throughout the growing season.

All native alpines to North America

RE: What are your top 5 favorite alpines?

Where do you obtain them?

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