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Cascade Blue Aubrieta (Aubrieta gracilis Cascade Blue)Cascade Blue Aubrieta (Aubrieta gracilis Cascade Blue)Cascade Blue Aubrieta (Aubrieta gracilis Cascade Blue)

Cascade Blue Rock Cress

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Aubrieta gracilis

  • Ideal for rockeries & containers
  • Hardy evergreen perennial
  • Purple blue flowers April-May
  • Matt forming to 10cm x 50cm
  • Low maintenance
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
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'Cascade Blue' Rock Cress, Aubrieta gracilis: 1 Litre Pot-Grown Plants

Punching above its weight, this is a compact but spreading, mat-forming evergreen perennial with bright green foliage and strong blue-purple flowers in April-May. To 10cm x 50cm. 

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Delivery season: Aubrietas are delivered in pots year round.

Features:

  • Ideal for rockeries & containers
  • Hardy evergreen perennial
  • Purple blue flowers April-May
  • Mat forming to 10cm x 50cm
  • Low maintenance
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing Cascade Blue Aubrieta

These hardy mountain plants need sharp drainage and a decent amount of sun, although partial shade is fine in the south of England.
They like neutral to alkaline soil.
Drought tolerant when established.

Please note: If you receive your plants in late Autumn or during winter, it is better not to plant them outside until the weather warms up in Spring. They won't establish well in cold soil, and there is a small risk of them failing as a result.

In Your Garden Design

These lovely little pillow-forming plants are classics in rockeries and dry stone walls. Use the intensity of this aubretia's blue to add some Pow! to a pot on a garden table for close-up inspection.
Pair with plants that stand out against them: alyssums are excellent, and try with Pink Arabis or Saxatile.
Other sensible partners are rockery-friendly plants such as Crocuses and Thyme.

Did You Know?

Aubrietas are part of the brassica family and have long been a staple for rock gardens. The first big, serious British rock garden - effectively a miniature, artificial mountain - was built in Orford, Suffolk in 1767. They remained in fashion during the Victorian era, but faded out of fashion until recently: a magnificent Edwardian one was restored in 2008 at Doddington Place in Kent, it's well worth a visit!

Planting Instructions

Trim leaves after flowering. Divide clumps every three years.