Acinos alpinus description
Miniature violet to purple trumpets in the summer.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for a hanging over a wall, containers, at the front of a border, or by a patio and with some soil preparation to provide good drainage then this is easy to grow.
Over the years, this plant has also had the names: Calamintha alpina, Thymus alpinus and Satureja alpina because the experts have found it difficult to put in to any one Genus.
Also known as: Clinopodium alpinum
Common name: Rock thyme or Alpine Calamint.
The plant originates from the mountains of Italy and Southern Europe.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes for a small space at the front of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
If you trim after flowering you will probably get a second flush of flowers and it will also help to keep the plant neat.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
Buy rockery plants and alpines from Boundary Nursery.