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Rokey's Purple Aubrieta

Aubrieta x cultorum 'Rokey's Purple'

A blanket of purple flowers top the gray-green foliage on mat-forming stems of this perennial. Excellent for rock gardens, filling spaces between stepping stones. Evergreen.
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Keep soil lightly moist during bloom.


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Botanical Pronunciationaw-bree-EH-tuh kul-TOR-um
LoreThis genus was named for Claude Aubriet (1651-1743), a noted flower painting artist of Europe.
Average Size at MaturitySpreading stems to 4 to 6 in. tall, 12 in. and more wide.
Bloom TimeSpring into Summer
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/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitMat
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Tolerates Poor Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil lightly moist during bloom.
Companion PlantsAubretia is a beautiful choice for combining with other small cottage Garden Perennials such as Spangled Star Maiden Pink, (Dianthus 'Spangled Star'), Sierra Sunset Mullein, (Verbascum 'Sierra Sunset'), Volcano White Phlox, (Phlox paniculata 'Barthirtytwo') and Green Spice Coral Bells, (Heuchera americana 'Green Spice').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

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