Hokonui Alpines

A New Zealand ALPINE PLANT NURSERY with Online Catalogue of Colourful Alpines and Rock Garden Plants available by Mail Order.



            
         Auricula Show Yellow
	 Dodecatheon hendersonii
         Auricula Wanaka Blue

	 WELCOME!   We are a small alpine plant nursery owned by Peter Salmond. 
Hokonui Alpines specialise in a large range of alpine plants from all around the world and dwarf perennials and miniature bulbs suitable for smaller gardens. For more than fifty-five years we have been growing and selling these lovely little plants by mail order to enthusiastic gardeners throughout New Zealand.
Muscari Blue Spike Auricula Rabley Heath Auricula Show Red The nursery LOCATION, at an altitude of about 225 metres, lies in the Hokonui Hills a few kilometres North West of Gore, in the lower South Island of New Zealand. Our climate is cool temperate, with cool dry winters, wet springs, and long daylight hours and low humidity in summer. Temperatures range from -10C to 30+C.
Mesembryanthemum Lavender Trails Auricula Show Ginger Saxifraga Peter Pan We grow many varieties no longer found elsewhere in NZ. With the number of specialist nurseries now greatly reduced we are working constantly to conserve, propagate and distribute the plants we have.
We select for improved plant health and continue to hybridise and extend the existing range. Plants include Delosperma Hot Diggity, NZ cushion Forget Me Not hybrids, Clematis Hokonui (a Cl.marmoraria hybrid), Phlox Pink Buttons, Armeria Sugar Baby, Primula bhutanica x aureata, Daphne cneorum from seed including hybrids, a lemon-flowered Ranunculus lyalli hybrid and a range of Auriculas (Dusty Millers) which are proving popular in season.
Erythronium Cream Hybrid A Anemone blanda Purple form

Mail Order Plant List Online

Our CATALOGUE of plants available by mail order features an ever-changing selection of dwarf perennials, alpines and rock garden plant treasures perfect for growing in container gardens, planters, pots, rock gardens, walls, paving and raised beds.

Even if you're not into rock gardens you will find our catalogue includes plenty of beautiful small plants which will thrive in most gardens.

Auricula Show Gold Primula pubescens Mrs J.H.Wilson
Browse our large plant selection where you will see easy-to-grow colourful plants as well as the rare and special gems to delight the enthusiast.

For helpful tips on siting, soil and maintenance, and ways to grow and enjoy our range you may enjoy reading the article GROWING ALPINE and ROCK GARDEN PLANTS.

Our Plant Catalogue is refreshed regularly - latest update 14th AUGUST 2021
Please keep visiting! Thank you.


Primula juliae Auricula Show Purple
NURSERY VISITORS -
Visitors by appointment please. Contact us
Nursery entrance: Gate Four, Croydon Siding Road, off Highway 94.
Sorry, no groups or bus tours.
no eftpos or credit cards.

Photos on this page:
A selection of beautiful plants currently available in our catalogue.

AURICULA Show Yellow, DODECATHEON hendersonii, AURICULA Wanaka Blue

MUSCARI Blue Spike, AURICULA Rabley Heath, AURICULA Show Red

MESEMBRYANTHEMUM Lavender Trails, AURICULA Show Ginger, SAXIFRAGA Peter Pan,

ERYTHRONIUM Cream Hybrid A, ANEMONE blanda Purple,

AURICULA Show Gold, PRIMULA pubescens Mrs J.H.Wilson,

PRIMULA juliae, AURICULA Show Purple

You may enjoy visiting the links below to garden websites and alpine plant and rock garden enthusiasts. Most of them have online alpine plant forums which you can read and contribute to, and the societies and clubs all have world-wide memberships, seedlists, meetings, shows and events (depending on Covid situation), and produce excellent bulletins each year.
Each one combines the long experience of its members to produce unrivalled expertise and hands-on knowledge of alpine and rock garden plants.
DAVE'S GARDEN
GARDENWEB
NEW ZEALAND ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY
NORTH AMERICAN ROCK GARDEN SOCIETY
SCOTTISH ROCK GARDEN CLUB




WEBSITE UPDATED 14th AUGUST 2021

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