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Aethionema armenum

Stonecress

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourBlue, grey

Description

Aethionema armenum (Stonecress). This is a spreading shrub with blue-green foliage. The tiny flowers are produced in spikes of pale to deep pink and bloom in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Caucasus, Turkey

Interest and use

Ornamental, rock gardens

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-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 and red spider mites may be a problem.

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