Family: Cruciferae

Plant type Perennial
Height 4 to 6 inches
Spread 12 to 18 inches
Habit Spreading
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers
Uses Rockery
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 5
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Neutral to very lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Light
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, purple, white
Flower season Mid spring to early summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time

Aubretias are spreading rockery perennials grown for their spring flowers. Flowers come in colours of pink, mauve and white.

All aubretias like a site in full sun on well-drained, limy soil. They are best if pruned back hard after flowering.

Task Calendar

Mid-summer Prune back hard


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