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Aethionema grandiflorum
Aethionema grandiflorum
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Aethionema grandiflorum

Persian Stonecress

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.022.100

Native to the Middle East, this is a low shrubby perennial that forms a beautiful cushioned mound of soft blue-green needle-shaped leaves. Small clusters of light rose-pink blooms are produced over many weeks in late spring and early summer. Grows best in poor, dry alkaline soil but needs excellent drainage. Dislikes winter wet. Prune lightly after blooming to maintain a bushy habit. Although not a long-lived perennial, this will self-seed where happy. A terrific choice for sunny rock gardens and walls or alpine troughs. May need protection from browsing deer. May prove to be hardy in colder regions if snowcover is reliable.

Further details for
Aethionema grandiflorum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.