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A. alpinus spread quickly when planted out in the field in 2003.

After spending much energy establishing itself in its first year, we expect this perennial to flower more in future seasons

A. alpinus rapidly forms an attractive dense mat of petite green foliage.

Alpen Rock-thyme
Acinos alpinus


A perennial/woody subshrub, A. alpinus forms an attractive mat of somewhat pubescent stalks that average 2 to 10 inches long. Flowers are Lobelia-like, violet-purple with red and white markings.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: low and trailing

Plant Use: Rock gardens, front of borders, trough plantings

Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
early summer
late summer
Height: Minimum: 3 inches      Maximum: 5 inches

Width: Minimum: 6 inches     Maximum: 36 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: low

Additional Comments: Starts easily from seed. Flowers for months. Requires well-drained soil.

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