AETHIONEMA pulchellum
(AETHIONEMA grandiflora,
EUMONIA pulchellum)

Stone Cress



Height: 6-8" (15-20 cm)
Flowering Time: Spring
Flower Colour: Pink

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniiidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Capparales (Caper Order)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage Family)
(formerly Cruciferae)
Genus: Aethionema
Species: pulchellum (pretty)
Aethionema pulchellum

Aethionema pulchellumis a useful plant for a rockery. It is a short woody plant or subshrub with evergreen bluish leaves. In spring, it bears dense rounded clusters of tiny pink flowers with a yellow eye on the ends of the branches.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Inside (11 days)
Outside (18 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a flattish heart-shaped saucer, opening into two parts with a papery
membrane between them.

Seed The seeds are small yellow balls. There are few seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling has rounded leaves.

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