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Arabis blepharophylla

Coast Rock cress

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPink, purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Arabis blepharophylla (Coast Rock cress). This is a compact mat-forming perennial which will grow about 10-15cm high. The leaves are green and toothed and held in basal rosettes. The scented pink-purple flowers are produced in spikes during spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Other common names

Rose rock cress

Origin

California, USA

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

Cultivation

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

Propagation

By seed, division or softwood cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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