Aubrieta

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Aubrieta

Category Groundcover
Kingdom Plantae
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Order Brassicales
Family Brassicaceae
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Aden Earth Zone

5 - 12

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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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