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Aubrieta 'Doctor Mules'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Plant details

The most popular of rock plants, aubretias are reliable plants that form wide carpets of colour in late spring and early summer. 'Doctor Mules' has purple flowers which associate particularly well with pink or yellow flowers. Team with plants of similar vigour that will not be swamped by the aubretia - yellow Alyssum saxatile, A. montanum, or pink arabis, for example. Aubretias look specially superb grown along a hollow topped wall where the plants can cascade down over the edges - plant a mixture of varieties to give a multicoloured effect. The Royal Horticultural Society has give it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Aubrieta

Cultivar: Doctor Mules

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 8cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to divide plants: September to November

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