Alpine auriculas

Alpine auriculas

Alpine auriculas
Alpine auriculas have no trace of farina on leaves or flower and their flower colour shades out from the deepest, next to the tube, to a lighter colouring on the outer edge. The tube shows the basic colour of the pip (flower) and various shades on top give the many lovely colours in this section, which depends to a great extent on this ground-colour: gold, white or cream. Shades of red on a gold ground give deeper, richer colours than red on a white ground, where the colours are in general lighter and more delicate. All can be grown in the open garden; in borders, troughs and other containers. All are very hardy.

Auricula - gold-centred alpine varieties

Auricula - gold-centred alpine varieties

Cultivars of gold-centred alpine auricula - The name sheds light on what gold-centred alpines look like – they have a rich gold centre to the flower. They are also noted for the petal colours – reds, golden browns and oranges in a wide range of tones. The petals are darker near the centre and are a lighter shade towards the petal edge. The whole plant is absent from farina (meal). They are equally happy as ornamental plants in the cold greenhouse and the garden. They are excellent plants for planters, troughs, sink gardens and other containers where they will thrive in cool situations. An east facing aspect is best – sun in the morning and shade during the afternoon is ideal. All auriculas are extremely hardy.
Auricula - light-centred alpine varieties

Auricula - light-centred alpine varieties

Cultivars of light-centred alpines - The name describes aptly what light-centred alpines look like – they have a rich cream or white centre to the flower. They are also noted for the petal colours – reds, purple and blue in a wide range of tones. The petals are darker near the centre and are a lighter shade towards the petal edge. The whole plant is absent from farina (meal). They are equally happy as ornamental plants in the cold greenhouse and the garden. They are excellent plants for planters, troughs, sink gardens and other containers where they will thrive in cool situations. An east facing aspect is best – sun in the morning and shade during the afternoon is ideal. All auriculas are extremely hardy.