Alpine Plants

I’m attempting to grow some alpine plants. I love these little guys. There are many different kinds of alpines but I seem drawn to the Saxifraga’s and Androsace’s. They should bloom early spring, I really can’t wait.

From wikipedia          “Saxifraga is the largest genus in the family Saxifragaceae, containing about 440 species of holarctic perennial plants, known as saxifrages. The Latin word saxifraga means literally “stone-breaker”, from Latin saxum (“rock” or “stone”) + frangere (“to break”)…….Most saxifrages are smallish plants whose leaves grow close to the ground, often in a rosette. The leaves typically have a more or less incised margin; they may be succulent, needle-like and/or hairy, reducing evaporation.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxifraga

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

DSCN1339

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Androsace semperviviodes, Rock Jasmine

Androsace semperviviodes,
Rock Jasmine

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xirvingii,  Jenkinsiae

Saxifraga xirvingii, Jenkinsiae

DSCN0159

Saxifraga Paniculata, Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata,
Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata, Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata,
Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata, Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata,
Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata, Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata,
Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata, Minutifolia

Saxifraga Paniculata,
Minutifolia

Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia,
Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia,
Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia,
Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia,
Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia, Theoden

Saxifraga Oppositifolia,
Theoden

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri,
Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xkellereri,
Suendermannii

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Saxifraga, Whitehill

Saxifraga,
Whitehill

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana, Fosters Red

Saxifraga kolenatiana,
Fosters Red

Saxifraga Paniculata, White Mountain

Saxifraga Paniculata,
White Mountain

Saxifraga Paniculata, White Mountain

Saxifraga Paniculata,
White Mountain

Saxifraga xirvingii, Jenkinsiae

Saxifraga xirvingii,
Jenkinsiae

Androsace semperviviodes, Rock Jasmine

Androsace semperviviodes,
Rock Jasmine

Androsace semperviviodes, Rock Jasmine

Androsace semperviviodes,
Rock Jasmine

Androsace semperviviodes, Rock Jasmine

Androsace semperviviodes,
Rock Jasmine

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa, Chumbi

Androsace Sarmentosa,
Chumbi

axifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

axifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

axifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

axifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

Saxifraga xirvingii,  Jenkinsiae

Saxifraga xirvingii, Jenkinsiae

axifraga xkellereri,  Suendermannii

axifraga xkellereri, Suendermannii

 

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  7. I enjoyed your pictures.
    However with so many large pictures I almost hit the back key to escape your blog.
    It took, on my older dell, a very long time to load your blog page.
    You may want to consider posting pictures as thumbnails and allow your readers to click and enlarge the ones that they want to view full size.
    Anyway enjoyed your picture gallery.
    Happy Gardening

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