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Arabis ferdinandi-coburgii ‘Variegata’

Spreading Rock Cress 'Variegata'

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green, cream, pink
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Arabis ferdinandi-coburgii ‘Variegata’ (Spreading Rock Cress 'Variegata'). This evergreen or sometimes semi-evergreen perennial will produce rosettes of narrow oblong to lance-shaped glossy mid green leaves edged in white, becoming tinged with pink in the winter. The white flowers are produced in erect racemes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Herbaceous or Alpine

Origin

Europe, Asia, N.America

Interest and use

Grown for foliage and flowers. Rock gardens, walls, edging, containers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Will tolerate poor souls. Remove stems which have lost their variegation.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, diwny mildew, gall midge, white blister.

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