A low growing, evergreen carpet which produces an abundance of large flowers in early spring.
Good for edges, rockeries, tubes.
The free-flowering aubrieta adds a colorful sweep to sunny borders. This mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial becomes clothed in flowers in spring to early summer. Its blooming period lasts for an average of three weeks, sometimes even a month. The pretty violet-blue, pink shaded flowers play beautifully against its fuzzy green mats of foliage.
Sunny locations with fertile, neutral to alkaline, well-draining soil are preferred. It should be watered regularly before and after blooming but can be allowed to get a little drier later in the season. This perennial does not divide easily and is best left alone to spread and flourish. Rockcress is short-lived in gardens with hot summers but thrives in areas with cool or moderate summers. Propagate by seed or cuttings.
Information source: Learn2grow.com
Genus - Aubrieta
Species - x cultorum
Variety - Large flowered mix
Common name - Rockcress
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 7
Height - 0,15 m
Spread - 0,15 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Sunny
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Neutral to alkaline
Soil type - Rich, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Looks best in sunny rock or alpine gardens, between stepping stones or cascading from chinks in stone walls.
Bloom season - March to June
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink, rose
1. Sow from February to April in trays of moist compost.
2. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
3. Keep at +18C. Seedlings appear in 21-35 days.
1. Sow from April to June in a prepared seed bed.
2. Sow thinly in rows 20 cm apart. Cover lightly with fine soil.Keep moist.
3. Transplant 25 cm apart in flowering position in September to October.
Will flower next year.
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