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Draba bruniifolia ssp. bruniifolia
Draba bruniifolia ssp. bruniifolia
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Draba bruniifolia ssp. bruniifolia

Mossy Draba

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.196.070

Also known as Mossy Whitlow-grass. This is an evergreen alpine plant that requires a well-drained rock garden, gravel scree or alpine trough for success. It forms a small bun or hummock of small, fuzzy green leaves, bearing upright stems in very early spring that hold clusters of bright-yellow flowers. Plants do not usually divide successfully and are best increased from seeds or cuttings. Performs best in cool summer regions, but is surprisingly hardy. Keep this slow-growing bun-shaped plant away from more vigorous rock garden plants that may smother and kill it. Possibly hardy to Zone 3 or colder.

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Draba bruniifolia ssp. bruniifolia

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate