Alpines in June

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Lori S.
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Thank you for the info, Daniel and Mark - that's very helpful! 

A dwarf Aconitum that came from Beaver Creek labelled as Aconitum sp. ex DaXue Shan - the flowers are very open.  

 

 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Some contrasts from the same seed batch... Silene bolanthoides:

 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Also Dianthus scardicus:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Aethionema schistosum; Potentilla porphyrantha; Genista cf. depressa with Arenaria pseudoacantholimon:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Quite a collection you have, Lori. Do you know how many different species you have in your tufa "mountains"?

 

Saxifrages do well on my modest roof.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Nice saxifrages!  I don't know how many alpines I have in tufa... probably a pretty static number, given I kill 'em off pretty regularly!

Aethionema schistosum; Plantago urvillei; Lychnis alpina 'Kugelblitz'; Penstemon virens (x2); Anthyllis vulneraria coccinea:

 

Aethionema schistosum   Plantago urvillei  Lychnis alpina 'Kugelblitz'Penstemon virensPenstemon virens  Anthyllis vulneraria coccinea

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Dracocephalum ruyschianum.  Flowers are very blue!

         

 

Edrianthus wettsteinii, Delosperma basuticum and Coryphantha vivipara, Veronica oltensis

                   

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Love the cacti and delosperma, Rick!  Isn't Edraianthus wettsteinii the one with the very interesting seedheads? 

Edraianthus niveus; Edraianthus vesovicii, rather rain-soaked:

   

I'll get to see flowers soon on Salvia aff. caespitosa (S. quezelii?)... as it said on the label:

Alyssum spinosum 'Roseum'... suffering a little from ants having built underneath it:

Colourful seed heads on Rheum rhizostachyum:

Scutellaria indica v. parviflora 'Alba', from Beaver Creek and planted this spring:

Silene falcata:

Campanula hawkinsiana, a native to unstable schists and serpentinite soils in Greece and Albania (though clealry not fussy about substrates); monocarpic but self-seeding nicely:

Another shot of Plantago urvillei; Dracocephalum heterophyllum;  Lupinus aridus ssp. ashlandensis;  Saxifraga x burnatii (x2) - bought this spring from a local alpine grower:

         

   

First flowers on Anemone trullifolia v. linearis, bought last year from a local alpine gardener; Ajania tibetica; Hypericum aviculariifolium ssp. uniflorum... cute but not so spectacular as the first time they bloomed (monocarpically, unfortunately): 

 

     

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Lori S.
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Saponaria pumilio;  Sedum pilosum (now Rosularia pilosa, I guess);  Goniolimon cf. speciosa, close to flowering; Anthemis cretica ssp. leucanthemoides, from seed in 2012; Genista delphinensis, now Genista sagittalis;  Incarvillea compacta, bought last year:

         

   

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Fabulous stuff being shown here, I want to comment on each and every one. But little time tonight, but did want to mention to Lori, in your multiple image posting above, the one with more than 10 images, 5 of the images don't enlarge; not sure why, but maybe while there's no stated limit on number of "embedded images" one can upload, maybe there is a limit to how many will behave as thumbnails that will enlarge, I'm just guessing.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

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