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Aethionema

Aethionema spp.

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Aethionema Overview

Genus of around 60 species commonly called stonecresses. They are hardy, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennials, shrubs and subshrubs typically grown for their profuse, pink, red or white flowers. They are cultivated in temperate climates as herbaceous perennials and suit well-draining alkaline soils in rock gardens or wall crevices.