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Aethionema iberideum

Stonecress

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Aethionema iberideum (Stonecress). This is a rounded, compact shrub which will grow to about 15cm in height. The flowers are small, cup-shaped and white and are also fragrant. Bears small, grey-green, lance-shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Alpine

Origin

Eastern Greece, Turkey and the Caucasus

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Gritty, 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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