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PlantFiles: Turkish Stonecress
Aethionema caespitosum

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aethionema (ee-thee-oh-NEE-muh) (Info)
Species: caespitosum (kess-pi-TOH-sum) (Info)

Synonym:Eunomia caespitosa
Synonym:Iberidella caespitosa

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Neutral pajaritomt On Sep 13, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

I first encountered this tiny plant in the wild and in bloom in Cappadocia, Turkey. It was one of the most common plants on these Anatolian plains and was in bloom in spring. I next encountered it at a local nursery in August, where it was also in bloom. It is very drought tolerant and generally no more than 3 inches tall.

Eventually this plant died, but I am not sure it was due to its inability to survive in 5a. It may have been due to issues in my garden.



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