Purple Rock Cress Seeds | Perennial Aubrieta Groundcover - Non-GMO
Rock cress would easily grow in the crumbling rubble of civilization since it needs little soil, is drought-tolerant, and takes hold and thrives in the cracks and fissures of rock and concrete. Its masses of four-petaled blooms all but hide its fine, dense green evergreen leaves; in spring and early summer it "mutates" into waves of violet, pink, or white, forming cascades over walls and rock borders.
There are about 25 Aubrieta species, all with similar growth profiles. Our current favorite is the purple rock cress (A. deltoidea), which is often considered the genus standard. Even if your past gardening attempts have ended in a cataclysmic disaster, you'll manage to grow a carpet of spectacular color if you give this plant a try. Spring-blooming Aubrieta makes a perfect pocket plant for garden walls and rock gardens. The plants have a very small footprint and can establish a deep root system in the soil behind a retaining wall, while foliage and flowers can spread up to 18 inches or more, giving the appearance of a living wall. Aubrieta plants also provide good erosion control on hillsides and attract butterflies with their prolific spring flowers.
Name: Aubrieta Seeds - Whitewell Gem Botanical Name: Aubrieta Hybrid Life Cycle: Perennial Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Sun Planting Season: Spring, Fall Plant Type: Dense Evergreen Rock Garden Plant, Flowering Ground Cover, Thick Mounding Habit Features: Open Pollinated, Ground Cover, Container Garden, Extended Bloom Time, Easy to Grow & Maintain Color: Purple Blooms: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer Days to Maturity: 60-90 Days Plant height: 4-6 inches Plant Spacing: 6-8 inches Planting Depth:1/8 inch Sowing Method: Start Indoors, Direct Sow Cold Stratification: No Hardiness Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10