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Heads in the clouds

How can the sensitive tissues of a plant withstand the brutal conditions of the mountains? Unlikely as it may seem, many fascinating plants, including the distinctive penwiper, Notothlaspi rosulatum, not only survive but flourish amid the shifting screes and windswept gullies far above the treeline. Alpine plants are among the special treasures the mountains offer those who venture among them.

Growing alpine plants in New Zealand Alpine Plants, Paragraph, New Zealand

Growing alpine plants in New Zealand

Mini rock garden miniature how to plant a popular growing alpine plants dwa Dwarf Plants, Rock Garden Plants, Tall Plants, Water Garden, Rockery Garden, Sloped Garden, Alpine Garden, Alpine Plants, Rock Garden Images

Growing Alpine Plants, dwarf Perennials and Miniature Bulbs

Growing alpine plants, dwarf perennials and miniature bulbs, in rock gardens, sand beds, raised gardens, troughs and containers

Gillian Vine meets a nurseryman who says specialisation keeps his business alive. Alpine Plants, Something Special

Something special in Hokonui Hills

Gillian Vine meets a nurseryman who says specialisation keeps his business alive.

New Zealand Alpine Garden Society Alpine Garden, Alpine Plants, New Zealand

New Zealand Alpine Garden Society

New Zealand Alpine Garden Society

Adaptations of alpine plants Fig. spathulata, growing on scoria desert, base of Ngauruhoe.] [Photo, L. Alpine Plants, Veronica, Fig, Deserts, Base, Desserts, Dessert, Ficus, Postres

Fig. 49.—Veronica spathulata, growing on scoria desert, base of Ngauruhoe. — Lands Department.] [Photo, L. Cockaync | NZETC

Adaptations of alpine plants Fig. 49.—Veronica spathulata, growing on scoria desert, base of Ngauruhoe.Lands Department.] [Photo, L. Cockaync.

 Cunninghamii, the common New Zealand Violet.[Photo, J. Alpine Plants, Fig, New Zealand, Painting, Painting Art, Ficus, Paintings, Painted Canvas, Figs

Fig. 69.—Viola Cunninghamii, the common New Zealand Violet. — [Photo, J. Crosby-Smith | NZETC

Fig. 69.—Viola Cunninghamii, the common New Zealand Violet.[Photo, J. Crosby-Smith.

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Horticulture Pages - Image gallery of New Zealand alpine plants

Image gallery of New Zealand alpine plants

Penwiper plant: A fifth of New Zealand’s flowering plants – 500 species – grow exclusively in rugged, cold alpine environments. Alpine Garden, Alpine Plants, Unusual Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Beautiful Things, Cream Flowers, White Flowers, Edible Plants, Gardens

Penwiper plant

Two species of penwiper plant grow on South Island screes. The largest, Notothlapsi rosulatum, pictured here, consists of a rosette of overlapping fleshy grey leaves. In summer it produces a central stalk of sweet-smelling cream flowers.

Autumn bloomers: from left Saxifraga fortunei; Kniphofia triangularis and Crocus speciosus. Blooming Flowers, Fall Flowers, Find Your Calling, The Big Sleep, Computer Science Degree, Nobel Prize In Literature, Late Bloomer, Making The Team, Alpine Plants

Autumn's late blooming flowers

Margaret Barker, the owner of Dunedin's Larnach Castle, celebrates the best late blooming autumn flowers.

Saxifraga, commonly called Saxifrage or Rockfoil, is a large genus of about 400 species of perennials in the family Saxifragaceae, native to temperate, Types Of Soil, Types Of Plants, Bright Flowers, Wild Flowers, My Love Poems, Alpine Plants, Crepe Paper Flowers, Companion Planting, Perennials

Saxifrages (Genus Saxifraga)

Saxifraga is the largest genus in the family Saxifragaceae, containing about 440 species of holarctic perennial plants, known as saxifrages or rockfoils. The Latin word saxifraga means literally 'stone-breaker', from Latin saxum ('rock' or 'stone') + frangere ('to break'). It is usually thought to indicate a medicinal use for treatment of urinary calculi (known as kidney stones), rather than breaking rocks apart. (Source: Wikipedia, '', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxifraga, CC BY-SA 3.0…