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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 270
Common Name: Aubretia
Latin Name: aubretia deltoidea
Variety: Purple Rock Cress
Colour: Purple
Temperature: 15C - 18C (59F - 64F) (Zone 5)
Zone: 5
Blooms: March to June
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 15cm - 20cm (6" - 8")
Spread: 30cm - 35cm (12" - 14")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant



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Aubretia


Notes: Aubretia is also known by the common name lilac bush. It is an eye-catching dwarf, trailing plant covered with flowers in rich purple shades that continues right through Spring. Aubretia creates a bold display in rock gardens, walls, borders and containers. Aubretia is an extremely tough, frost tolerant plant that is well suited for problem areas like full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils.


Instructions: Direct sow Spring or in Fall in zone above 5 or 6. Do not cover as seed needs light to germinate. Germination is 7 to 14 days.


Habitat: This alpine beauty is a low growing and compact that serves well as an outstanding addition in walls and rockeries located in full sun with free draining soil and spreads itself naturally by seed.


History: Aubrieta deltoidea is native to southeastern Europe, but it is also grown as an ornamental ground cover worldwide. This species of flowering plant in the mustard family.


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