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Aurinia saxatilis ‘Sunny Border Apricot’
Aurinia saxatilis ‘Sunny Border Apricot’
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Aurinia saxatilis ‘Sunny Border Apricot’

Perennial Alyssum

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.091.200

(Formerly Alyssum) Among the most popular of spring-flowering perennials, this is a common sight in rock gardens. Plants form a low bushy mound of grey-green leaves, smothered in masses of tiny, creamy-apricot flowers for several weeks. A good choice for edging, rock walls or in mixed containers. Often planted alongside other spring blooming rock garden plants, such as Arabis or Aubrieta, and combines beautifully with spring flowering bulbs of all types. Clip plants back by half, immediately after blooming. Not easily divided. Drought tolerant. Evergreen.

Further details for
Aurinia saxatilis ‘Sunny Border Apricot’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.