Native alpine plants

Many (not all) of our alpine plants grow well at lower elevations either in containers or rock gardens. The spotted saxifrage is an example of one. Like most plants from the higher elevations it is adapted to deal with severe climate conditions. With a mat structure, it is close to the ground, out of the wind, and maximizing its heat absorption in a severe climate.
It retains this structure even when moved to lower elevations, whichs is very desirable in a rock garden.



Wow, that looks beautiful I have to admit, I have never really stopped to look at the small plants when hiking, may be I should!

Lovely photos Frank. So dainty.