Alpine balsam Erinus alpinus

alpine balsam


E. alpinus is a semi-evergreen perennial forming a cluster of small rosettes of narrowly oblong leaves and ascending leafy stems to 10cm, bearing terminal clusters of small, pale purplish-pink flowers 8mm in width

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpine balsam fairy foxglove jewel flower liver balsam see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Up to 10 cm

    • Spread

      0-0.1 metre

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed or root rosettes as cuttings in spring

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free