Aethionema coridifolium

Lebanon Stonecress

Use these compact, mounding, evergreen shrubs in rock gardens or as front edging along borders. Originally from the cool limestone highlands of the Mediterranean and Asia Minor, they prefer a cold climate and will not tolerate heat and humidity, though one cultivar, Warley Rose, is more tolerant of high temperatures. They need a loose, well-drained, neutral-to-alkaline soil. Add lime to acid soil for better balance and a calcium boost. Lime also makes clay soil more crumbly, for better air circulation and drainage. Remove dead flowers to encourage blooming, and prune lightly to maintain shape. Spreads easily by self-seeding.
Aethionema coridifolium, Lebanon Stonecress
A native of Lebanon, similar to A. grandiflorum but half the size, this plant has smaller, cross-shaped pink flowers in 1-inch clusters on neat, rounded mounds of bluish green evergreen foliage.

Attributes - Aethionema coridifolium

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 in. to 10 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant.

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Aethionema grandiflorum
 
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