Arabis ferdinandi-coburgi Old Gold description
Stunning variegated gold and green leaves that look really special through the autumn and winter.
The tall white flowers in early spring are not fantastic, but they do add to its interest.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, along a path, hanging over a wall, in containers or by a patio and it is very dependable.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale that are easy like this one.
Common name: Old Gold Alpine Wall Cress.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, good for a gap at the front of a flower bed.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off old flower stems.
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Alpine and rockery plants for your container, raised bed, rockery, patio’s and borders.