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erinus

(ɪˈraɪnəs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the scrophulariaceous genus Erinus, native to S Africa and S Europe, esp E. alpinus, grown as a rock plant for its white, purple, or carmine flowers
[New Latin, from Greek erinos, an unidentified plant]
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Lobelia erinus is a perennial native of South Africa and has been bred and cultivated in Britain since the late 18th century.
My favourites include: Convolvulus cneorum Erinus alpinus Parahebe Cistus species and varieties Linaria alpina Saxifrages Silene acaulis Oenothera acaulis Dianthus erinaceus Dianthus alpinus Alyssum montanum, Narcissus cantabricus
15) Fox Talbot was keen on climbers, planting forty-three in the court in 1829, and of plants such as verbascum and erinus which colonised Lacock's stone walls and grotto, giving it a 'shaggy', 'olde worlde' appearance.
Erinus alpinus, a delightful, tiny plant known as the fairy foxglove, with spikes of purple, pink or white lipped flowers on 5cm (2in) stems from early summer.
Erinus alpinus, the fairy foxglove, is a pretty little thing, reaching about 3in high with a spread of no more than 6in.
Try Convolvulus eneorum, Erinus alpinus, parahebe, Cistus, Linaria alpina, Saxifrages, Silene acaulis, Oenothera acaulis, Dianthus alpinus, Narcissus cantabricus and Gypsophila aretioides.
Right: Carmine Cosmos bipinnatus Sonata series, with blue Lobelia erinus and dwarf French marigold.