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Aubretia 'Rich Rose'

Aubrieta 'Rich Rose'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

30cm

5cm

Min

20cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Aubretia 'Rich Rose' Overview

Aubrieta 'Rich Rose' is evergreen and compact, mat-forming hardy perennial that produces deep rose-pink flowers in early spring above grey-green leaves. Occasionally listed as Aubrieta × coltorum 'Rich Rose', these spreading plants prefer a free-draining spot in full sun - will tolerate partial shade - making them ideal to grow over slopes, in containers or even in wall crevices where they can trail down. This bee-friendly and low maintenance plant only needs cutting back in early summer - immediately after flowering - to encourage a dense and compact habit. Giving it a feed at the same time will help the plants recovery.

Common problems with Aubretia 'Rich Rose'

How to harvest Aubretia 'Rich Rose'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Aubretia 'Rich Rose'

Seed

Cuttings

Take softwood or semi hardwood cuttings

Special features of Aubretia 'Rich Rose'

Ground cover

It will cover large areas.

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Other uses of Aubretia 'Rich Rose'

The plant is ideal for gravel or rock gardens, on slopes and banks in informal cottage styles as well as in containers in urban city gardens.