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Aethionema

Aethionema spp.

Aethionema grandiflora0 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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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.

Common problems with Aethionema

How to propagate Aethionema

Seed

Most species self seed readily. Seed in the autumn.

Cuttings

Or propagate by softwood cuttings in the spring.

Other uses of Aethionema

Grown for the prolific flowers. can be grown in a rock garden