Old Gold Alpine Rock Cress

Arabis ferdinandi-coburgi 'Old Gold'

A unique variation on the familiar, this colorful rock cress has shiny deep green and gold-streaked leaves. Forming a dense, very low carpet of foliage, this is a choice plant for use as a ground cover, edging, or tucked between paving stones. Excellent rock garden or alpine trough accent. Drought tolerant, once established.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationAR-uh-biss ferd-in-NAN-dee koh-BURG-ee
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2-4 in. tall, spreading 6-12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeWhite flowers, late spring to summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Wall, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Thrives in normal to lean, average to sandy soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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