Arabis caucasica, A. blepharophylla
A dependable favorite, Wall Rockcress forms an evergreen mat 4-6 inches tall and 9-12 inches wide. Plants put on a wonderful spring show, covering themselves with clusters of fragrant, bright rose-pink or white flowers in March and April. Wall Rockcress is an excellent spring bulb cover, or use as an edging, ground cover, pattern planting, or allow them to scramble over rocks or tumble over walls. Prefers afternoon shade in hot climates.
COMPINKIE Wall Rockcress Seeds
Superb evergreen, compact, spreading 4-6 inch tall cushions are covered with thousands of fragrant rosy flowers in early spring. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Grows beautifully with 'Ronsdorf Hybrids Drumstick' Primrose.
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SNOWFIX Wall Rockcress Seeds
Blankets of bright white, fragrant flowers on spreading, 5 inch tall mounding plants in early spring. Looks great growing with 'Compinkie' Wall Rockcress, Pansies, Forget-me-nots, or 'Spring Magic' Columbines in borders, or containers. Flowers the first year when started early. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Wall Rockcress Seeds
Sweetly scented, brilliant rose-pink flowers cover the 4-6 inch tall, 9-12 inch wide plants in mid-spring. Winter hardy to zone 3. A Fleuroselect Quality Mark winner.
How to Plant WALL ROCKCRESS Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or
flats, press into soil but do
not cover. Needs light to
germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination is
in 14-25 days. Transplant
into the garden 9-12 inches
Comments: Full sun, appreciates afternoon shade in hot climates. Does not tolerate high heat combined with high humidity. Average to poor soil with good drainage, drought tolerant once established, looks nicer with moderate water. The low maintenance, evergreen plants are sheered after flowering to promote compact growth. Flowers are fragrant and attract bees and butterflies. Plants are rabbit and deer resistant.