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AUBRIETA SNOWDRIFT

code: 2682

In a dry location plants should best be planted out in the colder

Family: Cruciferae
Common name: Aubrieta x cultorum alba
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 8 cm
Maximum Height: 15 cm
Packet Content(approx.): 20+

This is possibly the first ever offering of seed of this pure white form of aubrieta. A very rare plant in cultivation, it makes dense cushions of evergreen foliage, studded with creamy white flowers in earliest spring. Extremely tough and bone hardy, it will thrive in the poorest of soils or especially on a dry wall where it will make a good solid cushion slowly enlarging yearly. In a dry location plants should best be planted out in the colder and wetter months to ensure they establish well!
Sowing advice: For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, we sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs. Plant out when young into a well-drained spot such as a rockery, or hanging over a wall. Very occasionally, an off-white or pale blue plant may appear but can be easily removed to maintain the pure white strain.

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