Aubretia are wonderful alpines which form trailing mats of green foliage and are often seen clinging to walls or trailing over rocks. Masses of flowers in shades of blue, cover the foliage in April and May.
Very drought resistant when established. Excellent for rockeries, gravel gardens, containers etc.
Height and Spread: 15 x 30cm
Aubretia are named after Claude Aubriet, a French botanical painter from the 1700s. The original Aubretia plant came from the Middle East in 1710 and soon became established as a cottage garden favourite, valued for its early flowering. Many different colours and forms have since been bred from the original.