Aubrieta Seeds – Whitewell Gem
Commonly known as Rock Cress, Aubrierta Whitewell Gem is a popular rock garden plant. Flowering for several months the various shades of purple blooms rest on a cushion of evergreen leaves.
Name:Aubrieta Seeds – Whitewell Gem
Botanical Name:Aubrieta Hybrida
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Plant Type:Dense Evergreen Rock Garden Plant, Flowering Ground Cover, Thick Mounding Habit
Features:Open Pollinated, Ground Cover, Container Garden, Extended Bloom Time, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Height:4-6 inches
Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
Planting Depth:1/8 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Seeds per Packet:300 mg
Seeds per Pound:1, 815, 000
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant Whitewall Gem Aubrieta
When to Plant Aubrieta Seeds
Plant after the last frost of the season for outdoor planting, or start 6-8 weeks indoors before the final frost before transferring outdoors.
Where to Plant Aubrieta Seeds
Plant in well draining loamy or sandy soils exposed to full sun (6-8 hours of sun a day). Aubrieta do best in soil that is rich in lime, which makes the soil slightly less acidic. A pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 is optimal.
How to Plant Aubrieta Seeds
Till soil and clear any growth or debris. Sow seeds on the surface of the soil no deeper than 1/8th of an inch and lightly cover. Water lightly, keeping soil moist but not saturated. Subsequent plantings of Aubrieta can be taken from cuttings from an already established plant as well as seeds.
How to Care for Aubrieta
Aubrieta is very easy to care for. When Aubrieta begins to sprout, remove any weeds that persist, then thin out plants until they are about 10 inches apart. Cutting back the plants after the blooms have spent will prevent seeding, and keep the growth compact. Due to its nature of preferring sandier or rockier soils, Aubrieta is extremely drought tolerant and has no problem living on slopes.
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