Aubrieta gracilis

Dwarf Rock Cress

  • White Aubrieta gracilis, Aubrieta gracilis, Dwarf Rock Cress

A gorgeous wildflower from the Balkan Mountains of Eastern Europe,this tight growing groundcover disappears under a blanket of amethyst-purple flowers in early to mid-spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 23580

Details

3" tall x 12" wide. (Seed propagated). A gorgeous wildflower from the Balkan Mountains of Eastern Europe,this tight growing groundcover disappears under a blanket of amethyst-purple flowers in early to mid-spring. Its evergreen foliage forms a tight, bright green mound in the garden. Low fertility, well drained soil.
SKU 23580
Common Name Dwarf Rock Cress
Botanical Name Aubrieta gracilis
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 3" tall
Mature Spread 12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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