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Arabis blepharophylla ‘Red Sensation’

Rock cress 'Red Sensation'

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.2m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBright pink
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Arabis blepharophylla ‘Red Sensation’ (Rock cress 'Red Sensation'). This is a mat-forming evergreen perennial with bright pink four-petaled flowers held just above the deep green, oval leaves.

The species name 'blepharophylla' comes from a combination of the Latin word 'blepharis' meaning 'eyelash' and the word 'phyllon' meaning 'leaf or foliage' and refers to the leaves, which are fringed.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous or Alpine

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Floral and foliage interest. Border edges, rock gardens, walls, gravel gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in an open, sunny position with well drained soil.

Propagation

By simple division or by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs, snails.

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