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Aubrieta Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Aubrieta genus. These are evergreen, trailing and mound-forming perennials. They will grow about 15cm high but they will happily spread several metres. It will produce purple 4-pettalled flowers.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, C Asia.

Interest and use

Useful on dry banks, walls and in rock gardens.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will thrive in sun with any well drained soil. To maintain a compact shape, cut back hard after flowering.

Propagation

Propagation is by greenwood cuttings in the summer or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn.

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