alpines for seep zones

Submitted by Leonard Lehman on Sun, 05/18/2014 - 08:38

can any members help by suggesting good alpines for seep zones? i was told that campanula excisa is a good one to consider!


Submitted by Lori S. on Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:20

So, constantly wet conditions?   From reading Graham NIcholl's Dwarf Campanula and Associated Genera, it does seem that Campanula excisa can be a bit of a tricky one that does prefer constant moisture... (which doesn't bode well for my potful of seedlings.)  Interesting that the leaves die off before flowering.

What I see growing in seeps in the mountains here are Saxifraga lyallii, Romanzoffia sitchensis, some of the small saxifrages like Saxifraga caespitosa, S. aizoides...

Hmm, will have to think about this.  I hope other members will chip in!

Submitted by Hoy on Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:35

I can suggest these (some are really big though):

Arabis alpina                                          Chrysosplenium davidii                               Chrysosplenium macrophyllum



Parnassia palustris                                   Pinguicula vulgaris                                  Pedicularis oederi



Ranunculus glacialis                                 Salix reticulata                                         Saxifraga aizoides