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Alpine aster

January 24, 2015

Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster 7 July 2011 ID 132

According to the Wikipedia article Aster alpinus,

“Alpine aster is an ornamental plant native to the mountains of Europe (including the Alps), with a subspecies native to Canada and the United States. It is a perennial forb having purple, pink or blue flowers belonging to the genus Aster…It grows to be about 6-12 inches (15–30 cm). The bloom color may be pink, violet/lavender, dark purple/black, or white/near white and may bloom in late spring/early summer or, occasionally, midsummer. In the UK this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.”

Spruced Up Welcome Garden

January 20, 2015

Spruced Up Welcome Garden

Under construction

yarrow, sedum, creeping lemon thyme, Alpine Aster, purple lamium, lamium ‘Herman’s Pride’, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ ‘Vancouver Jade’ kinnikinnick or bearberry from Sunnyside Nursery (bearberry ‘variegrated’), beardtongue, iris germanica, mugwort, sticky geranium, calamagrostis (feather reed grass) ‘Karl Foerster’, pansies, angelina sedum rupestre (Angelina stonecrop), Sedum ‘Summer Glow’, Blue Spruce stonecrop, white clover, Spruced Up Welcome Garden 2011

White_Clover-003 White clover
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’
Penstemon_Husker_Red Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Angelina_Sedum-011 Stonecrop Angelina
Dragons_Blood_Sedum Dragon’s Blood Sedum
Lamium_purpureum -002 Lamium