Aubrieta Blue Beauty – Alpine plants for sale

£2.80

Masses of purple-blue, double flowers in spring over fairly compact foliage.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Description

Aubrieta Blue Beauty description

Many purple-blue, double flowers in spring, coming from white buds.

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.

Good for a flower border or patioHow easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, a bank, cascading over a wall or by a patio but what used to be an easy plant has now become a bit more difficult due to it’s leaf problems (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below).

We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.

Common name: Blue Beauty False Rockcress.

Aubrieta Blue Beauty
Aubrieta Blue Beauty

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it is good for the front of a border.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil.

How much moisture:

Normal, or dryish stony.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

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.
It does benefit from a very hard trim in the summer to get rid of straggly foliage.
Attractive to Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillars that damage a lot of leaves.
It can get Downy Mildew – if a lot of leaves turn yellow then trim hard.
Also can get White Blister – cut out infected stems.

Size of plant:

Height 15 cm.
Spread 40 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 5 plants per square metre.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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