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Aubrieta ‘Gurgedyke’

Aubrieta

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDeep purple
  • Leaf ColourMid grey-green

Description

Aubrieta ‘Gurgedyke’ (Aubrieta). Bears rounded, toothed, soft green leaves and 4-petalled, deep purple flowers in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, C Asia.

Interest and use

Useful on dry banks, walls and in rock gardens.

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Needs

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

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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