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ARABIS blepharophylla 'Rose Delight'

Image of Arabis blepharophylla 'Rose Delight'

Family

Brassicaceae

Botanical Name

ARABIS blepharophylla 'Rose Delight'

Plant Common Name

Rose Delight Rockcress, Rose Rockcress

General Description

Fragrant and dainty, the pale rose-fuchsia flowers of ‘Rose Delight’ rockcress bloom above the compact green foliage in late spring. The parent species is a short-lived, evergreen, tuft-forming perennial that is native to central and northern California, where it grows in gritty soils and coastal regions.

The oval leaves have small teeth and are a satiny green with haired edges. In late spring, short stalks bear clusters of tiny flowers that attract butterflies. These blooms are rosy pink to pink-fuchsia in color, being very vibrant against the lush, green leafy background. This perennial will reseed itself moderately, and declining plants are replaced naturally by new ones.

Grow 'Rose Delight' in full sun (but partial shade in hot summer regions) and a gritty, well-drained soil of average or low fertility. Water it freely while it is growing actively and blooming, but sparingly or not at all in the wintertime. It is exceptional for seaside cottage gardens or as an accent or groundcover in rockeries. It also grows well in containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    5, 6, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm (6)

  • Width

    4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    North America, United States, California

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Fuchsia, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No