Saturday, April 28, 2012

Aubrieta x cultorum "Cascade Purple"-flowering plant images

Aubrieta 'Cascade Purple'- Rock Cress is a popular spring-flowering, evergreen perennial, member of the cabbage family (Brassicaceae).
This hardy, low spreading plant inhabits rocks and banks throughout Europe and Asia, forming a showy mat of purple flowers for several weeks, in April - May.

Aubrieta plants, also known as Aubretia, are 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) in height with a spread of 30-60 cm (12-23 inches).

Combined with other spring flowering perennials like Golden Alyssum and Evergreen Candytuft, or the white Snow-in-Summer, purple Aubrieta creates a breathtaking spring display along pathway edges, rock walls and containers.
Aubrieta Purple ascade-closeup
Aubrieta x cultorum Cascade Purple

Growing Conditions:

  • Exposure:
    full sun or partial shade
  • Soil:
    light, well-drained, sandy or normal
  • Flower Colour:
    violet, pink or white
  • Blooming Time:
    mid spring - early summer
  • Foliage:
    grey -green
  • Plant uses:
    rock gardens, container, edging, ground cover.

1 comments:

Jayne said...

That purple is just gorgeous! What a lovely plant.

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