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Aethionema ‘Warley Rose’

Stonecress

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.15m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink shades
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Aethionema ‘Warley Rose’ (Stonecress). This is a low-growing evergreen short-lived subshrub, which is grown for its profusion of small bright rose pink flowers in the spring and summer. The foliage is composed of narrow elongated grey-green leaves. It will grow to a compact height and width of 15cm.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, W Asia.

Interest and use

Rock gardens. Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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, red spider mite (under glass)

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