Acinos alpinus
Acinos alpinus
Acinos alpinus

Acinos alpinus

Alpine Calamint

Lamiaceae

Height

5 - 10 cm

Flower colour

purpleg

Flowering time

July - Augsut

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

tender

Plant range

mountains in S-Europe

Acinos is a small genus of around 10 species belonging to the Lamiaceae family native to S-Europe and W-Asia. These are low growing plants that need a sunny spot and well drained soil. Acinos is derived from the Greek word akinos which means small, fragrant plant.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed sown in March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

A procumbent half-shrub that is fairly tender. It needs sharp drainage and possibly winter protection to survive winter outside. It might do better in areas with consistent snow cover during winter. An alpine from the mountains of S-Europe.

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