ARABIS alpina

Rock Cress



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

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniiidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Capparales (Caper Order)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage Family)
(formerly Cruciferae)
Genus: Arabis (Rock Cress)
Species: alpina (alpine)
Arabis alpina

Arabis alpina is a rock garden basic. It is easily grown in almost any soil, and produces clusters of white or pink flowers every spring, from basal rosettes of rounded leaves. Older forms may be a bit leggy in flower, but there are new hybrids in white and pink which form neater carpets of white to go with Forget-me-Nots and Aubrieta in spring.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(14-26 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a long, thin pod, opening into two parts with a papery membrane
between them.

Seed The seeds are dark brown discs. There are several seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling has rounded leaves.

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