Aubrieta 'Blue Whale'

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

Expected to be available from 22nd Mar 2021

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Aubretia are wonderful alpines which form trailing mats of green foliage and are often seen clinging to walls or trailing over rocks. Blue Whale has masses of intense blue flowers which 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.


Photo: Meneerke bloem, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.