Saturday, February 4, 2012

Purple Rock Cress

Aubrieta deltoidea
A mat-forming, evergreen perennial, reaching a maximum size of 16 inches x 4 ( usually much lower ) feet. It is popular as a landscape plant and always looks great trailing over a low stone wall. It is native to southeast Europe.
The small, toothed, wedge-shaped leaves are gray-green to mid-green.
The very abundant flowers, up to 1 inch across, range from pink to reddish-pink, violet or purple.They are borne during mid to late spring.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on neutral to alkaline, well drained soil. Extremely cold hardy; it thrives as far north as Edmonton in Alberta. It may be short-lived in climates where extreme heat and drought occur. They should be cut back hard after blooming to maintain vigor.
Plants grown from seed may be variable in bloom color.


* historic archive photo

* videos found on Youtube


* excellent photo link found on internet
http://plants.nature4stock.com/?page_id=514

'Argenteovariegata'
A mat-forming, evergreen perennial, reaching a maximum size of 4 inches x 3 feet.
The mid-green foliage is boldly variegated creamy-white.
The intense mid-blue flowers are borne during spring.

'Aurea'
A low growing, evergreen perennial, reaching up to 8 inches in height.
The foliage is edged in golden-yellow.
The blue-violet flowers are borne during spring.

'Bengal'
Mat-forming, evergreen perennials with either lavender, deep reddish-pink or purple flowers borne mid to late spring.

'Bob Saunders'
The double flowers are reddish-purple, it is otherwise identical to the species.

'Bressingham Pink'
The double flowers are pink, it is otherwise identical to the species.

'Bressingham Red'
The flowers are large and rosy-red, it is otherwise identical to the species.

'Dr Mules'
The flowers are deep blue-violet, it is otherwise identical to the species.
It sometimes reblooms during autumn.

'Greencourt Purple'
The purple flowers are large and double, it is otherwise identical to the species.

'Gurgedyke'
The flowers are deep purple, it is otherwise identical to the species.

'Red Carpet'
Bright red flowers.

'Royal Blue'
A mat-forming, evergreen perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 3 + feet.
The flowers range from lavender to blue to violet.
It is among the best perennials for trailing over walls.

'Royal Red'
A mat-forming, evergreen perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 2 + feet.
The flowers range from intense purplish-pink, red or purple.

* photo taken on Apr 6 2013 in Columbia, MD

'Variegata'
The foliage is green and edged in silvery-white, it is otherwise identical to the species.

'Wanda'
The flowers are double and bright red, it is otherwise identical to the species.

'Whitewell Gem'
A mat-forming, evergreen perennial, reaching a maximum size of 1 x 3 + feet.
The violet-blue flowers are borne during mid to late spring.

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