Aethionema grandiflorum

Persian 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 grandiflorum, Persian Stonecress
This upright, larger-growing stonecress is good in flower borders. Pink flower clusters grow up to 3 inches long. Leaves are grayish green.

Attributes - Aethionema grandiflorum

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 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, Showy Flowers.

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