Aubrieta deltoidea

Common Aubrieta, Rockcress

The name of this mat-forming plant honors a French botanical artist, Claude Aubriet, who died in 1743. A low-growing, perennial that grows in the wild in mountain areas, it is good for rock gardens, stone patios or between stepping stones. Combine with bulbs or with other early-spring flowering plants such as Rockcress, Alyssum and Phlox. Best in areas with cool summers and moderate winters, and requires good drainage. Shear back plants after flowering to 6 to 8 inches to keep them compact and encourage new growth. After trimming, top dress with gritty soil and bone meal.
Aubrieta deltoidea, Common Aubrieta, Rockcress
The only commonly grown type of Aubrieta, with long, branching stems and spoon-shaped leaves. Often seen in the Northwest, it grows in the wild from the eastern Mediterranean region to Iran.

Attributes - Aubrieta deltoidea

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink, Purple

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Showy Flowers.

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