Draba aizoides description
Bright yellow flowers in early spring.
A good little plant to add some colour very early in the year to a garden.
The evergreen foliage is very compact.
How easy is it to grow:
Because it is small it needs to be placed with other non aggressive plants – good for an alpine bed or rock garden, or a container and it is a little tricky because it resents the winter wet and therefore requires a very well drained soil with gravel around it’s stem.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Common name: Alpine Whitlow Grass.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, provided there is good drainage.
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.
Size of plant:
Height 5 cm.
Spread 20 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 25 plants per square metre.