Aubrieta Astolat description
Aubrieta always looks spectacular when in flower and this variety even looks good throughout the year with it’s variegated foliage.
It is a very compact and has attractive mid blue flowers that appear in the spring.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the front of a border, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in a tub and is fairly easy to grow and the leaf problems that Aubrieta’s get are not so visible on this variety (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below).
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Common name: Astolat False Rockcress.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky 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.
Attractive to Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillars that damage a lot of leaves.
Fairly resistant to Downy Mildew – if it gets a lot of yellow leaves then cut back.
Also can get White Blister – cut out infected stems.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.