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Arabis glabra

Tower mustard

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Arabis glabra (Tower mustard). This species is a tall biennial, with arrow-shaped grey-green leaves and small cream flowers in the spring.

Characteristics

Biennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Tower Rockcress

Origin

Europe, Asia, N. Africa, N. America. Classified as Endangered in the UK.

Interest and use

Banks, open ground.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in a well-drained soil, in full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in a cold frame in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids, downy mildew and white blister.

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