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Aubrieta

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Aubrieta

Category Groundcover
Kingdom Plantae
Division
Class
Order Brassicales
Family Brassicaceae
Species in this genus
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Aden Earth Zone

5 - 12

Cultivation

  • Cultivation: Low-Maintenance, Easy-To-Grow, For-Gardeners
  • Light: Sun
  • Soil: Rich, Mid-Fertility, Poor, Loam, Clay, Sand, Rock
  • pH: 5, 6, 7
  • Moisture: Medium, Dry, Well-Drained

Characteristics

  • Form: Groundcover
  • Habit: Evergreen
  • Flower: Medium, Red, Pink, Purple, Silver, White
  • Fruit/Seed: Small
  • Foliage: Leaves, Green
  • Uses: Ornamental

About

Aubrieta (also Aubretia) is a genus of about 12 species of flowering plants in the cabbage family Brassicaceae. Its species are often referred to as "Rockcress". The genus is named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower-painter. It originates from southern Europe east to central Asia but is now a common garden plant throughout Europe. It is a low, spreading plant, hardy, evergreen and perennial, with small violet, pink or white flowers, and inhabits rocks and banks. It prefers light, well-drained soil, is tolerant of a wide pH range, and can grow in partial shade or full sun.

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