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Aubrieta deltoidea - (L.)DC.
                 
Common Name Aubretia, Lilacbush, False Rockcress
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Amongst rocks, mainly in hilly areas[45].
Range Europe - S. Greece. A garden escape 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: Pink, Purple, Red, White. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Mid spring. Form: Spreading or horizontal.

Aubrieta deltoidea Aubretia, Lilacbush,  False Rockcress


(c) 2010 Ken Fern & Plants For A Future
Aubrieta deltoidea Aubretia, Lilacbush,  False Rockcress
(c) 2010 Ken Fern & Plants For A Future
   
Physical Characteristics
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Aubrieta deltoidea is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May, and the seeds ripen in June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained 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.

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Habitats
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
A useful ground cover for a sunny position, it should be cut back after flowering to prevent it becoming straggly[197]. It forms a carpet of growth[208].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Alpine garden, Container, Ground cover, Rock garden. Prefers full sun and a neutral to alkaline soil[200]. Prefers a limey soil[108]. Dislikes shade except in areas with hot summers[200]. Thrives in any deep rich loam in any situation except in the shade of trees[1]. Plants are apt to die out in heavy or damp soils[111, 200]. Plants can be grown in old walls[219]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is the parent of the cultivated garden aubretias and there are also many named varieties[208]. Plants often self-sow in gardens[219]. A good bee and butterfly plant[30, 108]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Attracts butterflies.
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in an outdoor seed bed in the spring. Light aids germination. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 18°c[134]. When they are growing away well, plant them out into their permanent positions. Division after flowering[111]. Larger divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions whilst smaller clumps are best potted up and kept in a cold frame until they are growing away well. Cuttings, June/July in a frame[111]. Layering after flowering[1].
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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