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Arabis hirsuta

Hairy rock cress

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid to dark green

Description

Arabis hirsuta (Hairy rock cress). This is a biennial herb with foliage in a rosette and with an upright habit. The leaves are oval and mid to dark green. The flowers are small and white and appear in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia, N. America

Interest and use

Rock garden, walls.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil, in a position 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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