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All About Alpines

Ruggedly hardy, alpines are dwarf and miniature perennials that grow in high elevation mountain areas. Because they have adapted to such a harsh climate, they are among the toughest choices for our own harsh gardening conditions. Their stunning early spring color, interesting and varied textures, extreme winter hardiness, and ability to withstand summer drought combine to make alpines a no-brainer for any garden.

Alpine gardening has sparked the interest of many a passionate gardener, and alpine gardening societies all over the world have formed to encourage the evolution and growth of the hobby. Alpine gardeners create stunning landscapes formed out of rock and gravel that imitate the mountain habitat the plants come from. Anyone that becomes involved in this branch of gardening quickly finds it exceedingly addictive!

If you are interested in learning more about alpines, be sure to phone 780-467-7557 to register for our All about Alpines class, instructed by 630 CHED Garden Show host and seasoned alpine expert Bob Stadnyk! The class will be held on Thursday, May 14th at 7pm.

Here are a few of our top picks for alpines, available now at Greenland:

Adonis vernalis (Pheasant's Eye)




Androsace semperviviodes (Rock Jasmine)





Anemonella thalictroides (Rue Anemone)




 Antennaria rosea (Pussy Toes)




Campanula carpatica (Carpathian)




Dianthus sp. (Garden Pink)




Gentiana acantis (Spring Gentiana)




Hepatica nobilis (Liverleaf)




Jeffersonia dubia (Asian Twin)




Lewisia sp (Bitterroot)




Phlox douglasii (Douglas Phlox)




Potentilla neumanniana - nana




Pulsatilla patens (Prairie)




Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque)




Saxifraga paniculata (encrusted saxifrage)




Sedum sp (Stonecrop)




Soldanella Villosa (Alpine Snowbell)




Thymus sp. (Thyme)




Veronica sp (Alpine)


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