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Now that summer is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

Glacier™ Violet Rock Cress


A profusion of deep violet 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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Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil lightly moist during bloom.


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    3565 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach VA 23452

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    1081 North Military Hwy. Norfolk VA 23502

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    1308 Battlefield Blvd. N. Chesapeake VA 23320

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    1144 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach VA 23455

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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 RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil lightly moist during bloom.
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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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