AUBRIETA x cultorum




Height: 4" (10cm)
Flowering Time: Spring
Flower Colour: Mauve, pink, blue, white

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Dilleniiidae (Dillenia Superorder)
Order: Capparales (Caper Order)
Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage Family)
(formerly Cruciferae)
Genus: Aubrieta
Species: x cultorum (of gardens)

Aubrieta x cultorum hybrids are perhaps the most well-known and popular spring-flowering plants. They make neat mounds of colour, with plants growing to only 4" or so in height, but spreading over a foot, making them ideal ground-cover or for growing over walls. They come in all shades of mauve, pink, blue, and the occasional white, with single or semi-double flowers, make a colourful carpet in all types of soil.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Inside (10 days)
(12-23 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 small dark brown balls. There are several seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling is relatively large and fast-growing. The first true leaves are pointed, often
with a dark stem.

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