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Aethionema pulchellum

Stonecress

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourLight pink
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey

Description

Aethionema pulchellum (Stonecress). This species is a good rock garden plant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, W Asia.

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

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

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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