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Aethionema Genus

Stonecress

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General Needs

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

Description

Aethionema genus (Stonecress). These are short-lived evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs, sub-shrubs and perennials. The leaves are small and narrow. The flowers will bloom in spikes or clusters and have pink or white flowers in spring and summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Europe, W Asia.

Interest and use

Grown for the prolific flowers. can be grown in a rock garden

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

Most species self seed readily. Or propagate by softwood cuttings in the spring or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and red spider mites may be a problem.

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