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Erinus alpinus ‘Doktor Hähnle’
Fairy Foxglove
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion
1.202.150
Also known as Alpine Balsam. This is a very cute and easy little alpine plant, ideal for shady parts of the rock garden. It forms a low cushion of evergreen leaves, bearing short stems of starry magenta-purple flowers in late spring and early summer. Though short-lived, this will self seed where happy, particularly into crevices and rock walls. Also nice in alpine troughs or gravel scree gardens. Protect from hot afternoon sun in warm-summer regions. In cool areas this will tolerate a fair bit of sun if the soil remains moist.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Purple

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Containers
  Edging
  Evergreen

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches


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