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Perennials and alpine plants pictures!

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Angelica gigas

Angelica gigas

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vivaces et alpines

vivaces et alpines

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Among the perennial ground cover,
there that are evergreen.

With these plants, the benefits are many:
– As soon as the snow melts in spring, you have the green.

– Several species do not grow up, then you can install to replace a lawn and … hop over mowing.

– …

Here is a short list of perennials we offer seeds .

Arabis alpina
Height: 20-25 cm
Width: 30 cm
Color: white, pink or purple
Month: May
Zones: 4-8
Exposure: sun
Soil: any soil drainage
Uses: substitute for lawn, wall, ground cover
Foliage: green, persistent
Propagation: Division in 2-3 years
Description: A. alpina regular tolerate trampling. Drought tolerant. Cast off after flowering.

Id-Code: 1148 Price Seed: 2.50

Arabis caucasica Compinkie

Height: 15-20 cm / 6-8 inches
Width: 30-45 cm
Color: dark pink
Month: April to May
Zones: 3-9
Exposure: full sun
Soil: well-drained soil, ground fresh or dried
Uses: rock, wall, ground cover, alternate of lawn
Foliage: Evergreen
Propagation: Sow and • maintain a consistent humidity high but not overloaded, at a temperature of 21 ° C (70 ° F). Cover seeds lightly. By cons, we do not bury the seeds very small, but they press on the floor. From the beginning of germination, 2-3 weeks, place the seedlings in a cooler (below 20 ° C).
Description: • This plant is covered with a profusion of fragrant flowers. • suitability: 2 ratio (1-5), the sheet replaces the watercress. • Attracts butterflies and bees.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Medium resistance to trampling, drought and hares. • Do not feed this plant because it too could become invasive. • Fold back the foliage after flowering

Id-Code: 6062 Price Seed: 3.50

Arabis caucasica

Height: 15 cm
Width: 25 cm
Color: white, purple or pink, fragrant
Month: April to May
Zones: 3
Exposure: sun
Soil: light, poor, rather dry.
Uses: lining, rock, container, wall, ground cover
Foliage: small oval leaves, toothed, persistent
Description: port lining. Spring interest.

Id-Code: 1414 Price Seed: 2.00

Azorella trifurcata

Height: 5-10 cm
Color: greenish yellow
Month: June-July
Zones: 4
Exposure: sun to shade
Soil: any soil drainage, the sand, pH indifferent, poor
Uses: ground cover, sand, boulders, cracks, paving the sun
Foliage: Evergreen shiny dark green, leathery and nested
Propagation: sow after harvest cuttings was easy

Id-Code: 7744 Price Seed: 3.00

Bergenia cordifolia

Height: 30-40 cm
Width: 75 cm
Color: purplish pink to purple
Month: April
Zones: 3-8
Exposure: partial shade
Sol never dry
Uses: ground cover foliage Standing on the edge, massive, near water and around a pond
Foliage: Evergreen glossy dark green and turns red-brown in fall.
Propagation: seed easily to room temperature (17-23 ° C) and rapidly (in less than a month), without further treatment.
Description: An excellent plant with foliage that catches the eye

Id-Code: 6 Seed Price: 2.50

Hyssopus officinalis

Height: 45-60 cm
Width: 50 cm
Color: dark blue
Month: July to September
Zones: 3-8
Exposure to sunlight for best results
Sol: near neutral
Uses: as a condiment in cooking, seasoning the soup contains an essential oil
Foliage: Evergreen Aromatic
Description: looks like a small shrub.

Id-Code: 1642 Price Seed: 2.00

Mitchella repens

Height: 2 cm
Width: 60 cm
Color: white, fragrant
Zones: 3-9
Exposure: shade, part shade
Soil: acid, fresh
Uses: edible fruit, ground cover, alternate of lawn, naturalized
Foliage: Evergreen carpet, dark green with white veins
Propagation: Give seedlings a cold period for 6 weeks to germinate.
Description: dark red edible fruits

Id-Code: 1953 Price Seed: 2.95

Penstemon hallii

Height: 15 cm
Width: 30 cm
Color: blue violet
Month: June-August
Zones: 4a-8b
Exposure: full sun
Soil: very drained
Uses: carpet, trough, alpine garden, rock garden, attracts birds, butterflies and bees
Foliage: Semi-evergreen
Propagation: seeds and herbaceous cuttings

Id-Code: 9780 Price Seed: 3.95

Saxifraga cochlearis

Height: 15 cm
Color: pure white
Month: June-July
Zones: 4-8
Exposure: sun, partial shade in summer
Soil: gravelly soil and humus
Uses: Alpine garden, trough, cracking, place gravel
Foliage: Evergreen cushion

Id-Code: 2698 Price Seed: 3.00

Saxifraga cotyledon Pyramidalis

Height: 10cm (60 cm with the flowers)
Color: White
Month: May-June
Zones: 4-8
Exposure: sun to shade in the afternoon
Soil: drained with poor organic matter to keep an acid soil
Uses: trough, alpine garden, tuff, crack, crevice
Foliage: Evergreen

Id-Code: 2708 Price Seed: 2.95

Saxifraga Variegata urbium

Height: 10-25 cm
Color: very hairy stem reddish
Months: at the end of April
Zones: 3
Exposure: partial shade
Soil: any good ground
Uses: rockery, border, container, underbrush
Foliage: light green, speckled with gold and brilliant
Propagation: it is propagated by seeds and by division of clumps above

Id-Code: 17307 Price Seed: 2.50

Saxifraga Walter Ingwersen

Height: 15-30 cm
Width: 30 cm
Colour: almost white
Month: May-June
Zones: 4-9
Exposure: Partial shade, shade
Sol: always fresh, pH 6.1 to 7.8
Uses: Alpine garden, rock garden, attracts bees, butterflies and birds, crack, wall, ground cover
Foliage: Evergreen, succulent
Propagation: seed, division or cuttings with a rhizome
Description: = S. umbrosa Clarence Elliott

Id-Code: 104387 Price Seed: 3.50

Sedum kamtschaticum

Height: 10-25 cm
Width: 25 cm
Color: bright yellow
Month: August-September
Zones: 2-9
Exposure: full sun to light shade
Sol-drained, light
Uses: trough flooring, clear, crack, rock, ground cover, extensive écotoit
Foliage: glossy persistent
Propagation: seeds in 9 days

Id-Code: 2870 Price Seed: 2.00

Sedum montanum

Height: 20-30 cm (flowering)
Color: golden yellow
Month: July-September
Zones: 3-9
Exposure: sun
Sol-drained, acidic
Uses: rock, flowery meadow, écotoit, paving, crack
Foliage: green (sometimes yellow).
Propagation: it is easily propagated by stem cuttings or by division of leafy tufts; seed in 10 days at 20 ° C after a period of stratification of 6 weeks at -4 ° C.
Description: easy pot culture or in the ground

Id-Code: 6585 Price Seed: 2.50

Sedum populifolium

Height: 20-30cm
Width: 7-9 plants / m²
Color: Pink
Month: July-August
Zones: 4
Exposure: sun or very light
Soil: drained, mesic
Uses: rockery, trough, alpine garden, crack
Foliage: Foliage is similar to the toothed aspen
Id-Code: 2893 Price Seed: 2.95

Sedum spurium coccineum

Height: 10-20 cm
Width: 25 cm
Color: pink to dark red
Month: July to September
Zones: 3
Exposure: full sun to light shade.
Soil: any soil
Uses: carpet, rockery, ground cover, alternate of lawn, écotoit containing
Foliage: Succulent
Description: fast growing ground cover.

Price available quantity (1000
Id-Code: 10709 Price Seed: 2.50

Thymus coccineus serphyllum

Height: 10-20 cm
Width: 30 cm
Color: carmine pink
Month: June-July
Zones: 3-8
Exposure: sun
Soil: calcareous, drained, light
Uses: container, tiles, clear, crack, rock
Foliage: Semi-evergreen
Description: Serpolet
Price available quantity (1000
Id-Code: 10040 Price Seed: 2.95

Thymus serpyllum Magic Carpet

Height: 2-5 cm
Colour: crimson
Month: June-July
Zones: 3-8
Exposure: sun
Soil: drained
Uses: ground cover, alternate of lawn, carpet, container
Foliage: Small
Description: Ideal for a lawn at ground level!
Price available quantity (1000
Id-Code: 10711 Price Seed: 3.50

For a list of seeds ground covers that can replace a lawn , click here. Index trampling said.
Other perennials to consider:
Arabis caucasica Compinkie pink sun
Arenaria verna White takes the morning sun
Bergenia cordifolia purplish pink to purple shade
Carex plantaginea yellow and black shade, shadow
Dryas octopetala 8 petals white sun
Geum rivale orange, red and chocolate shade
Globularia cordifolia Nana Blue sun
Mitchella repens white, fragrant shade, partial shade
Penstemon caespitosus magenta sun
Petrorhagia saxifraga pinkish white sun
Saxifraga aizoides golden yellow sun
Saxifraga grisebachii crimson to grow with some shade in the afternoon,
Saxifraga hostii white with red tips sun
Saxifraga paniculata white sun
Sedum dasyphyllum from white to pink sun
Sedum floriferum yellow sun
Sedum kamtschaticum bright yellow sun to light shade
Sedum oregonensis yellow sun
Thymus coccineus serphyllum carmine pink sun
Viola corsica constantly in bloom yellow, purple and white, preferably in the sun
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