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Can anyone please identify this pretty little alpine flowering in full sun in the crevice garden in July when most other alpines have finished? Looking at the leaves I wondered if it is a mossy saxifrage?

Pink alpine flowering in JulyPink alpine flowering in JulyPink alpine flowering in July

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  • Posted: Tue. 24th July 2018 11:43

Re: Pink alpine flowering in July

Reply from Peter

Leafing through Allan Bloom's Alpine for Your Garden (1980) I came across Frankenia thymifloia (the sea heath) which has a similar form to this plant and is said to flower Jun-Sep. This led me to pink-flowered Frankenia laevis. Please, is anyone familiar with these?

  • Posted: Tue. 24th July 2018 18:33

Frankenia laevis flowering in July

Reply from Peter

Someone in the Alpine Garden Society has kindly confirmed this is Frankenia laevis.

  • Posted: Mon. 30th July 2018 14:05