Purple Rock Cress

Aubrieta deltoidea

Lilacbush, Lilac Bush, Rainbow Rock Cress

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A close up of some purple Aubrieta deltoidea flowers
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Aubrieta deltoidea is an evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial from the Brassicaceae family. It has a compact, mat-forming habit and produces small, ovate to oblong, grey-green leaves. In spring it produces short racemes of four-petalled pink flowers with yellow centres.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in summer or semi hardwood cuttings in late summer to early autumn.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Chalk, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Brassicaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Can also suffer from white blister.
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