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Mountain Rock Cress

Arabis caucasica

Also known as

Alpine rock cress, White rock, Garden arabis, Garden rock cress, Caucasian rockcress

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

60cm

10cm

Min

45cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mountain Rock Cress Overview

This is a tough evergreen perennial which will form a dense cluster of thick foliage. In the spring it will produce white or pink fragrant blooms on loose racemes above the grey-green leaf rosettes. The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by bees.

How to propagate Mountain Rock Cress

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed in autumn. When sowing the seeds yourself, remember that they need light for germination and will germinate well at a temperature of about 70F.

Other uses of Mountain Rock Cress

Rock garden, ground cover, edging, border, fragrance, walls