Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
ARABIS alpina ssp. caucasica 'Snowdrop'
Pretty and early-flowering, mountain rockcress is a low-growing perennial that brightens up rock gardens and mixed borders. This mat-forming evergreen has soft, gray-green leaves. In spring it puts forth short, upright stems topped with fragrant, four-petaled white flowers.
Hailing from rocky, mountainous areas in Europe and the Mediterranean, mountain rockcress is drought tolerant but does not appreciate extreme heat or humidity. It grows best in full sun and average soil with good drainage. Cut it back after flowering to keep the foliage dense and to prevent the plant from becoming straggly in the summer heat. Its flowers attract bees and butterflies and look great in combination with pansies, short alliums, dwarf blue fescue, and spring flowering bulbs such as Narcissus. It works well on the border edge, in the rock garden, or cascading over a wall.
8 - 1
4 - 8
A1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Alpine, Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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