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Arabis Genus

Rock cress

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Arabis genus (Rock cress). This is a genus of robust herbaceous or evergreen perennials or annual plants in the cabbage family. The leaves are spatula shaped and will produce delicate flowers through the spring and summer.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs, Herbaceous or Alpines

Other common names

Wall cress

Origin

Europe, Asia, N.America

Interest and use

Excellent ground cover in a rock garden.

Cultivation

Fully to frost hardy.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew and white blister could cause a problem.

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