Scientific Name: Aubrieta x cultorum
Common Name: common rock cress
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Epiphytic
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Oblong, Dentate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Violet, Purple, Pink, Red, Apr-May
Fruit: Silique, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, sessile, most matured blades obovate, 1-2.5cm long x 1-1.5cm wide, sparsely toothed margin, downy; raceme florets about 2cm wide with four brightly coloured petals.