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Aubrieta gracilis
Aubrieta gracilis
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Aubrieta gracilis

Dwarf Rock Cress

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.090.650

Rock Cress is a popular spring-flowering rock garden perennial. It forms a low cushion of evergreen leaves, literally smothered by flowers for several weeks. This species is very compact or tight in habit with flowers of rich vibrant magenta purple. Excellent in the rock garden or scree, cascading over walls, for edging or in alpine containers. This species will come true from seed or it can also be increased by division, best done in early autumn. Plants should be trimmed lightly immediately after blooming, to encourage a thick mounding habit, unless ripe seed is desired.

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Aubrieta gracilis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate