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Draba Genus

Nailwort

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Draba genus (Nailwort). This genus consists of about 300 spring flowering annuals and evergreen or semi-evergreen, cushion or mat forming perennials. They will produce woody leaves which are small and rosette forming. They are fully to frost hardy, and will need a sunny position with gritty well drained soil. They will dislike the winter wet, You can propagate by softwood cuttings of the rosettes in the late spring or by seed in the autumn.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Shrubs

Other common names

Whitlow grass

Origin

Temperate South America

Interest and use

Rock garden and ground cover.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings of the rosettes in the late spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bug, red spider mites and aphids under glass.

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