DRABA fladnizemsis

White Arctic Whitlow Grass



Height: 4-8" (10-20cm)
Flowering Time: Spring
Flower Colour: White

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniiidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Capparales (Caper Order)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage Family)
(formerly Cruciferae)
Genus: Draba
Species: fladnizensis
Draba fladnizemsis

Draba fladnizensis is not as elegant as many Drabas, being larger than most of the others grown in gardens. It is useful for its neat ground-hugging tight rosettes of coarse, dimpled leaves and dense clusters of white flowers in the spring. After flowering, the stems lengthen, so that by the time it is in seed it resembles many of its weedy relatives.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Outside (51 days)Winter
Outside (54 days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is a long and thin. The flower stem grows longer as the seeds develop,
forming a long twiggy seedhead.

Seed The seeds are brown flattish drops. There are several seeds in a seed pod.

Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are coarse and dimpled.

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