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).
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height3" tall
Mature Spread12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014465

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" 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.
More Information
SKUHC014465
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Dwarf Rock Cress
Botanical Name
Aubrieta gracilis
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
3" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
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, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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