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Arabis caucasica - Willd. ex Schltdl.
                 
Common Name Rock Cress, Wall Rockcress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountain rocks and dry sites[45].
Range S.E. Europe - Mediterranean. Occasionally naturalized in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early spring. Form: Spreading or horizontal.

Arabis caucasica Rock Cress, Wall Rockcress


Arabis caucasica Rock Cress, Wall Rockcress
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Physical Characteristics
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Arabis caucasica is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jan to May, and the seeds ripen from Apr to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, lepidoptera.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
A. albida.

Habitats
 Ground Cover; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

The leaves are used as a garnish in much the same way as watercress[183]. They are also sometimes used as a potherb[183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
A good ground cover plant for sunny positions[188, 197], forming a carpet[208].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Alpine garden, Border, Ground cover, Rock garden. Easily grown in ordinary well-drained soil[1]. Prefers a poor soil[187]. Succeeds in partial shade[134] though it tends to become straggly[197]. Established plants are very tolerant of drought and grow very well on a dry bank[190], they also succeed when grown in walls[219, K]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is hardy to about -15°c[187], but can be rather invasive[200]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[187]. A good butterfly and moth plant[30]. Bees are attracted to the flowers. Plants resent root disturbance and are best put in their final positions whilst still small[134]. This species is closely related to A. alpina[200]. Special Features: Attractive foliage.
Propagation
Seed - it is best to surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a light position in a cold frame[134]. Seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 21°c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division after flowering[111]. Very easy, the divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions if required. Cuttings in a shady border in summer[1].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arabis alpinaAlpine Rock Cress, Alpine rockcress20
Arabis hirsutaHairy rockcress, Mountain rockcress, Creamflower rockcress10
Arabis lyrataRock Cress, Kamchatka rockcress, Lyrate rockcress10
Arabis pendula 10
Arabis sagittata 10
Arabis serrata 10
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Elizabeth H.
Marinella Zepigi Tue Jun 10 2008

Acta plantarum forum botanico Description - Photos - Arabis alpina L. subsp. caucasica (Willd.) Briq.

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