Rock Cress, Aubretia
Aubrieta 'Aureovariegata'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aubrieta (aw-bree-EH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureovariegata

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 13, 2004, Baa wrote:

A golden variegated cultivar. You may find this sometimes listed under A. deltoidea or x cultorum, the truth is many of the cultivars of Aubretia are of complex parentage.

Has small, hairy, ovate leaves which are irregularly margined in a bright yellow. Bears rosy/lavender coloured flowers in abundance!

Flowers April to June

Needs a very well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. They excel at being a wall plant as they trail neatly, covering quite a large area, sometimes up to 2 ft across. In areas where the winter is wet, they enjoy a little shelter from the rain.

To keep them growing well, trim them back right after flowering, they will remain full of leaves and less straggly.

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