Containers forum: alpine garden in containers in the sultry Midwest

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Name: Scott A
St Louis, Mo (Zone 6a)
SL_gardener
Apr 29, 2018 8:27 AM CST
I've been interested in alpines for years but alas my climate is anything but alpine (St Louis). I could find virtually no information on what plants might tolerate my climate, so it's been totally trial and error. Sadly, more error I'm afraid. But I thought I'd post my successes if any others with humid hot summers wanted to give them a try.
#1 is Houstonia caerulea
#2 is Aquilegia flabellata Nana
#3 is Pulsatilla campanella
#4 is Daphne cneorum Pygmaea
#5 is Degenia velebetica
These have all survived several seasons and look happy.
Jury is still out on a lot others - surviving, not thriving.
And of course a bunch just went immediately belly up.
If anyone has any suggestions for humidity & heat tolerating rock garden plants,
I'd be interested in recommendations.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 14, 2018 8:18 AM CST

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@SloMo

Hi Scott.
Some of the better behaved alliums are nice.


Armeria
https://garden.org/lists/view/...

Delosperma
https://garden.org/lists/view/...

Dianthus
https://garden.org/lists/view/...



I have found all of these to be tough plants.

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