Rokey's Purple Aubrieta
Aubrieta x cultorum 'Rokey's Purple'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil lightly moist during bloom.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||aw-bree-EH-tuh kul-TOR-um|
|Lore||This genus was named for Claude Aubriet (1651-1743), a noted flower painting artist of Europe.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Spreading stems to 4 to 6 in. tall, 12 in. and more wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring into Summer|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Tolerates Poor Soils|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil lightly moist during bloom.|
|Companion Plants||Aubretia is a beatufiul 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