Aubrieta 'Purple Cascade'

Aubrieta 'Purple Cascade'

Aubretia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aubrieta 'Purple Cascade'
  • Common name: Aubretia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 10cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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The most popular of rock plants, aubretias are reliable plants that form wide carpets of colour in late spring and early summer. Aubretia 'Purple Cascade' has purple flowers that associate particularly well with pink or yellow flowers. Team with plants of similar vigour that won't be swamped by the aubretia – yellow Alyssum saxatile, Alyssum montanum or pink arabis, for example. It looks especially 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).

Grow Aubretia 'Purple Cascade' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back hard after flowering to encourage a second flush.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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