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Features

  • BloomsMay to June or April
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite-purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Arabis alpina (Snow on the mountain). This species is an evergreen annual or perennial herb, the leaves are obovate grey-green and toothed. The flowers are produced in racemes of white small blooms in late spring.

Also known as Arabis albida var elata.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, Iran

Interest and use

Bedding, ground cover, rock gardens, edging, walls, gravel gardens. Spring/Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will grow best in well-drained soil with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in a cold frame in autumn or softwood cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids, downy mildew, gall midge and white blister.

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