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Erinus alpinus

Also called Alpine Balsam, Alpine liverwort


Erinus alpinus - Fairy Foxglove

More About Erinus alpinus

  • Small, starry flowers are commonly purple, but sometimes white or pink
  • Compact stems have fine-toothed leaves, 2-3 cm long
  • Ideal for rock gardens, walls or paving crevices
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer

Zone:

4

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

10-15 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Fairy Foxglove Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in the sun or partial shade, and a gritty, moist to average, well-drained soil. Erinus may be short-lived, but will self-seed in optimum conditions. Good for rock gardens.


Erinus alpinus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Dwarf
Compact

Foliage Color

Green
Silver