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Arabis caucasica ‘Variegata’

Wall rock cress

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.15m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitMound or Stalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Arabis caucasica ‘Variegata’ (Wall rock cress). This Rick Cress bears green, cream- edged leaves and profuse sprays of scented white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Rhizome, Fragrant, Herbaceous or Alpine

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Rock garden, ground cover, edging, border, fragrance

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Needs

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

Cultivation

The plants should be cut back hard after flowering to encourage the new foliage growth and bloom production. Divide every 2 to 3 years. The plants will self-sow freely if the flower heads are not removed after they fade.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn. When sowing the seeds yourself, remember that they need light for germination and will germinate well at a temperature of about 70F.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew and white blister could cause a problem.

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