Arabis blepharophylla
Arabis blepharophylla

Arabis blepharophylla

Coast Rockcress

syn. Rose Rockcress

Brassicaceae

Height

10-15 cm

Flower colour

magenta

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

gray-green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, dry

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

tender, needs winter protection

Plant range

California, San Fransisco area

The genus Arabis belongs to the family Brassicaceae. They are low growing alpines that grow in gritty soil. Most species are native to mountains in Europe and Asia.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Basal cuttings in early summer.

A stalk without buds is torn off at the base and planted in soil mixed with pumice and kept in a sheltered spot out of strong sunlight until the cutting is rooted.


Seed – sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored outside or in a refrigeration until spring, the brought inside and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination.

Beautiful, but tender rock garden plant. Needs winter protection or overwintering in a cold frame.

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