Hokonui Alpines
Catalogue of Rock Garden
Plants H to P

updated 29th JULY 2021


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PLANTS FOR SALE - A to G

PLANTS FOR SALE - Primula to W

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Most plants for the rock garden appreciate an open sunny position and a soil that allows water to drain away.
Where plants prefer different conditions these are stated in their description.


Hebe epacrideaHEBE epacridea $8.00
A low alpine shrub with small leaves tightly packed in four rows up the stems. Terminal heads of white flowers. A worthwhile addition to the rock garden. H20cm x W60cm. NZ
Hebe youngiiHEBE youngii $8.00
A prostrate variety giving a welcome sparkle of colour with purple flowers, small mid-green leaves on black stems. NZ
Helianthemum AnnabelHELIANTHEMUM Annabel $8.00
Spikes of fully-double clear pink held well up above this low bush of soft grey green foliage. Sun-loving, frost and drough tolerant once established. Clip back as soon as the early summer flowers have dropped - this will produce masses of flowers for the following year. H20cm x W30cm. Ideal for edging, banks and walls.
Helianthemum Double RoseHELIANTHEMUM Double Rose $8.00
Rich rose to rose red double flowers over green foliage. Ideal for edging, banks and walls.
Iris gracilipes albaIRIS gracilipes alba $8.00
A dwarf rhizomatous species with fans of light green leaves. Slender stems carrying pure white flowers in spring. Winter dormant. Shade. Moist fertile soil. H20cm x W20cm.
Iris kumaonensisIRIS kumaonensis $9.00
This is a most distinctive rhizomatous Iris from the Himalayas with flowers mottled all over like a little tiger! The falls are deep lavender with a white beard tipped gold, and the standards are lighter lavender with darker blotches and veining. Choice. Happy in a free-draining acid soil in sun or part sun.
Iris sintenisiiIRIS sintenisii $9.00
A dainty grassland species from Europe and Turkey. Flowers violet blue with slender falls and evergreen narrow leaves rising from slim rhizomes. Flowers on our potted stock plants reach approx 20cm high.
Iris vernaIRIS verna $8.00
This is a pretty American with lavender blue flowers with yellow crest. H15cm x W20cm.

Low Growing Iris Innominata for the Rock Garden and Border

The following species form clumps rather than spreading by rhizomes and flowering mainly in late spring to early summer. Part sun or dappled shade, and a cool fertile soil will suit most.

Iris innominata Gold/MahoganyIRIS innominata Gold/Mahogany $8.00
This is a good richly coloured form with flowers of old gold, the falls have a broad mahogany band on the lip and mahogany veining.
Iris innominata LavenderIRIS innominata Lavender $8.00
Pale lavender standards and falls of deeper lavender with a gold blaze veined dark purple.
Iris innominata PurpleIRIS innominata Purple $8.00
A selection from our seedlings with lovely purple flowers.
Iris innominata Wine/TerracottaIRIS innominata Wine/Terracotta $8.00
Brick tan flowers with a wine flush, and a brownish gold band and dark veining on the falls.


Colourful Lewisia for RockGardens, Containers, Walls and Troughs

These showy North American plants give lots of colour to your garden from late spring through the warmer months. The following two varieties are evergreen, with fleshy leaves in neat rosettes. They will grow in sun if not hot and dry. However, with hotter summers in NZ now, we recommend part sun or shadier aspects as we feel they are less stressed in cooler positions with a lot of light. Fertile well drained soil, plenty of moisture while flowering, just moist in winter. It is not essential that they be planted on their side (nurseries don't grow them like that.) Rotting may occur if plants have wilted through being either too dry, or very hot and too wet. Before reaching for the watering can, shade the plant to cool it down first and water in the evening when it has firmed up again.

Lewisia cotyledon hybridsLEWISIA cotyledon hybrids $8.00
Clumps of succulent rosettes with strong stems of showy flowers from spring onwards. This batch are in a range of glowing pinks to rose, also pink edged with white, sunset shades too. Mixed colours only. Excellent container plants.
Lewisia PinkieLEWISIA Pinkie $8.00
A profusion of short-stemmed soft salmon-pink flowers over compact foliage. H7cm x W15cm.
Lobelia linnaeoidesLOBELIA linnaeoides $8.00
This makes a flat green mat flushed with purple and produces many delicate little white Lobelia flowers which are flushed with pink on the outside. H8cm x W30cm+. A pretty little groundcover for part shade and moist soil. NZ
no photoMENTHA cunninghamii $8.00
A native Mint which forms a carpet of small yellow green leaves sprinkled with fragrant white flowers. Found throughout New Zealand. Open positions. NZ
Mesembryanthemum Lavender Trails MESEMBRYANTHEMUM Lavender Trails $8.00
This is a plant for dry soils in sun or dappled shade. It has small fleshy leaves and thousands of little satiny pink flowers throughout the warmer months and is a delight. Frost tolerant to maybe -7C. H10cm x W1m.
Narcissus romieuxii Atlas Gold - photo comingNARCISSUS romieuxii Atlas Gold $10.00
An excellent form of this usually cream species, from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The large clear yellow flowers feature widely flared coronas. Limit one pot per order, (2-3 bulbs per pot)
Narcissus cyclamineus hybridNARCISSUS cyclamineus hybrid $10.00
This is a charming little Daffodil from Heather Metherell's nursery, Southwell Plants. Early flowering with short-stemmed slender yellow flowers and the swept back perianth typical of its parent. Increases well. (2-3 bulbs per pot)
Narcissus romieuxii Yellow SeedlingsNARCISSUS romieuxii Pale Yellows $8.00
Flowering size seed-raised bulbs from romieuxii selections such as Treble Chance and Julia Jane. Dainty Hoop Petticoats in varying shades of creamy lemon. (2-3 bulbs per pot)
Oxalis hirta Lilac FormOXALIS hirta Lilac Form $8.00
This is an excellent late summer and autumn blooming corm with large cool lilac flowers which are very showy and attractive. Lovely in a pot on a sunny step or porch, will spread too much in the open garden. H10cm x W25cm.
Oxalis Ken AsletOXALIS Ken Aslet $8.00
Mats of downy grey green foliage make a nice backdrop to the large lemon flowers during autumn. Sun. Best grown in pots and containers.
Oxalis lobataOXALIS lobata $8.00
Butter yellow funnels over compact bright green cushions bring welcome colour during the autumn days. Dormant in summer and not invasive. Sun. Rock garden, trough, pot.
Oxalis massoniaaOXALIS massoniana $8.00
Mound of soft ferny foliage. Delicious soft orange yellow-eyed flowers in autumn. Lovely in a pot on the doorstep. Sun.
Phlox CamlaPHLOX Camla $8.00
Large pale pink flowers, spring/autumn. Carpet. Sun. H10cm x W40cm.
Phlox adsurgens Wagon WheelPHLOX Wagon Wheel $8.00
A free-flowering form of the Periwinkle Phlox imported in the 1970's from Hollett's Nursery in England. It produces an abundance of narrow-petalled flowers of rich salmon pink each summer. Part sun or well-lit shadier positions. Moist fertile soil. H10cm x W40cm.
Polemonium speciesPOLEMONIUM species $8.00
A pretty dwarf Jacob's Ladder with compact foliage and china blue summer flowers which our visitors say smell like Sweet Peas. Sun or part sun and a fertile free-draining soil. H15cm.
Potentilla OaklandsPOTENTILLA Oaklands $8.00
A very nice shrubby Potentilla which flowers in summer. The flowers are the colour of rich cream and become flushed with strawberry pink as they mature. H35cm x W45cm. Deciduous.


HOMEPAGE

PLANTS FOR SALE - A to G

PLANTS FOR SALE - Primula to W

HOW TO ORDER

HELPFUL INFORMATION ON GROWING ALPINE PLANTS


Hokonui Alpines, Croydon Siding Road, RD6, Gore 9776, Southland,
New Zealand
Telephone 03 208 9609.
Contact us: hokpines@actrix.gen.nz