Height: 6-8" (15-20 cm) Flowering Time: Spring Flower Colour: Pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Dilleniiidae (Dillenia Superorder) Order: Capparales (Caper Order) Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage Family)
Genus: Aethionema Species: pulchellum (pretty) ____________________________________
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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