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Arabis - Alpine Rock-cress ... variegated [S]

Genus: Arabis.

Species: Arabis alpina.

Planted 07.08 Shenstone in Samantha's bed
GoY plant

Sprays of scented white flowers, which may flush to pink, over large cream & green variegated foliage.

Height / Spread / Trail
20 x 30cm

Flowering Time
March - June

Possible Situation
Suitable for bed edges, borders, rock gardens and containers, particularly with other alpines such as Aubretia and Phlox.

Ideal Conditions
Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining soil or compost.

Temperature Tolerance
A hardy plant which will survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the worst frosts.

Plant Care
Remove any plain green shoots.

Propagate by soft-wood cuttings.

Photos of this plant

  • Variegatedalpinecressfromgoy04.07.08
  • Arabissamantha_sbedshenstonebackgarden09.04.16

Reminders for this plant

Due about 13 years ago:

Take cuttings

Take soft-wood cuttings

Due about 11 years ago:

Take cuttings

Take soft-wood cuttings Spring to early Summer