|Plants native to mountains throughout the world, but generally any small growing plant suitable for a rockery, etc.
many serious collectors will keep at least part of their collections in alpine houses.
Although the term 'Alpine' is used a vast number of the plants it covers have never been near a mountain.
It covers many types of plants from succulents to bulbs such as Narcissis and Crocus.
The Alpine house at Wisley.
|The Spring Gentian, Gentiana Verna fits well in to the 'Alpine' catagory|
|One of the many species (and their cultivars) of Sempervivum (It means 'Everliving') classed as alpines.|
|Here we see Narcissus Cyclamenoides growing in the ground, it will however grow well in a pot.|
|A Sedum planted in a small pot as an Accent plant for use in a Bonsai display.|
|Another way of starting an Alpine collection is by using Troughs|
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