Aubrietia – Purple Rock Cress, False Wall Cress
Early in the Spring, our eyes search for color in the garden. We grow the Rock Cress (Axabis) for white, Golden Alyssum for yellow and Aubrietia for purple, rose and lavender. But as a matter of fact, few persons have grown the Aubrietias because they have not known of them although the catalogs list the plants.
USE. They are useful in the front line of a perennial border or for the rock garden.
GENERAL. They prefer the lighter soils and full sun. Transplant in Fall or earliest Spring, for at other times they are impatient of being moved.
PROPAGATION. Divide the plants in the Fall. If a seed is obtainable, they may be easily started from seed.