alpines for seep zones

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Leonard Lehman
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Joined: 2011-03-08
alpines for seep zones

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

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

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!

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Joined: 2009-12-15

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


Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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