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Erinus alpinus ‘Doktor Hähnle’


Fairy Foxglove

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 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.

Further details for
Erinus alpinus ‘Doktor Hähnle’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Erinus alpinus ‘Doktor Hähnle’


Fairy Foxglove

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 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.

Further details for
Erinus alpinus ‘Doktor Hähnle’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.