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Glacier™ Sky Blue Rock Cress

Aubrieta

SKU
44343
A profusion of violet-blue blooms cover a compact mound of fine, green foliage. Blooms later than other rock cress, making it the perfect season extender. This low, mat-forming perennial is perfect for grouping to create a swath of color in a rock garden or border, or as a filler between stepping stones. Thrives in patio pots.
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5-9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Moderate to low water needs once established- water regularly while flowering.

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Botanical Pronunciationaw-bree-EH-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Design IdeasThis dense little perennial is a favorite for spilling out of niches in old stone walls and in nooks of rock gardens. Use as an informal edging along walkways and flagstone paths. Neatens up the front of the perennial border perfectly. A great choice beneath roses in the cutting garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsModerate to low water needs once established- water regularly while flowering.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa), Dianthus (Dianthus), Spirea (Spiraea); Cranesbill (Geranium)

Thrives in slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Best in filtered sun in hot summer regions. Water regularly to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed in spring, repeat during growing season. Shear lightly after flowering. Needs cool weather to set flowers. Plant 10 inches apart for mass plantings or groundcover.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!