Fairy Foxglove
Erinus alpinus

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Erinus (EAR-rin-us) (Info)
Species: alpinus (AL-pin-us) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, Newfoundland and Labrador

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
neutrals
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 24, 2005, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

Charming little alpine. I can grow it... it must be easy.

Positive

On Aug 31, 2003, pleb from Plymouth,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant can be found growing out of chinks in stone walls around here and will seed itself. The flowers look very attractive. To collect seed, take the mature flowering stems, hang upside down over a sheet of white paper and the tiny seeds will fall out onto the paper. Fresh seed germinates easily.

Positive

On Nov 11, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This also goes by the common name of Alpine liverwort.It's a short lived perennial.Blooms late spring into summer. Likes well drained soil and will do fine in part shade.