Stone cress or Aethionema 'Warley Rose' really is a charming little rockery plant.
This popular and celebrated variety (Award of Garden Merit obtained in 1993) is a small sub-shrub with a prostrate habit and blue green foliage.
From spring to early summer, the plant is adorned with cheerful blooms in dense lilac-pink clusters.
For rockeries, gravel gardens, crevices, scree, troughs, low walls and paving.
Grow in the sun in a rockery garden in a well-drained, light, very slightly acidic to chalky soil.
Maintenance: deadhead after flowering. It can re-seed in the right conditions.
Full name: Aethionema armenum 'Warley Rose'
The Aethionema genus belongs to the Brassicaceae family (crucifers, cabbage) and includes ten species native to the limestone mountains of Europe and western Asia, mainly Turkey and the Caucasus.
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: spring flowers