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Glacier™ Sky Blue Rock Cress


Pronunciation: aw-bree-EH-tuh
SKU #44343

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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil lightly moist during bloom.
Blooms Early Spring
Mature Size Reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Rose (Rosa), Dianthus (Dianthus), Spirea (Spiraea); Cranesbill (Geranium)
Care 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.

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