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Large Flowered Stonecress (Aethionema)

Aethionema grandiflora
SKU: HC015361
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
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).
key features
Botanical Name
Aethionema grandiflora
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring


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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