Aethionema grandiflora

Large Flowered Stonecress

Aethionema grandiflorum (Persian Stonecress) is a wonderful Old World rockcress grown for its fragrant clusters of pink flowers held over a mound of blue, evergreen foliage. A drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Good for Containers
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size 3-4" tall 6-7" wide
Bloom Time Late spring
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC015361

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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3-4" x 6-7" wide. Aethionema grandiflorum (Persian Stonecress) covers itself from spring to summer with fragrant soft pink flowers held over evergreen, bright blue foliage. Unusual papery seed pods follow after, extending the season of interest. A neat grower that forms small mounds of compact stems, this wildflower is excellent for the hot summer garden as it will thrive in sunny, dry growing conditions once established. Great for a rock garden. Leave the seed heads to encourage re-seeding.
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SKU
HC015361
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Large Flowered Stonecress
Botanical Name
Aethionema grandiflora
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Mature Spread
6-7" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Good for Containers, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Evergreen
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Planting Guides

Aethionema (Stonecress) is a genus of Old World perennials with evergreen foliage and fragrant pink flowers.
Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Mulch with gravel.
  • Keep regularly watered for the first growing season to establish the roots. Infrequent but deep watering thereafter.
  • Deadhead after flowering to keep the foliage tidy.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix.

Special comments:

  • Evergreen foliage doesn't like to be cut back unless removing occasional winter killed branches.

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