Garden flowers

Aubriète: for stone and rockery


Aubriète is a pretty little ground cover perennial. It blooms early in the season, starting in April.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Aubrieta
Family : Brassicaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 15 to 20 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary

Flowering : April May -Foliage : persistent

Plantation of aubriète

The aubriète is preferably planted in the fall, but planting can also be done in the spring, outside of the frost period.

She likes old walls, rockeries and steep places for a very decorative effect.

  • It is a plant that likes very sunny situations
  • Place 5 to 10 feet per m2 for a nice upholstery effect
  • Water generously at the start

Aubriète in pot and planter:

Aubriète is a flower that is very suitable for both container and planter cultivation.

  • Plant your potted aubriètes in special soil for flowering plants
  • Water regularly, as soon as the soil is dry on the surface

Maintenance of the aubriète

You will appreciate the aubriète for its very easy maintenance and its generous flowering.

  • Cut back the stems after flowering
  • Every 2 or 3 years, divide the tuft in order to easily multiply your aubrietes
  • For spectacular flowering each year, fertilize your soil at the end of winter

Aubriète and disease:

Aubriete is a plant resistant to most diseases and fungi, but it is sometimes prone to attack by mildew.

If heat is combined with high humidity, a whitish gray down appears on the leaves and on the stems.

  • here's how fight against mildew

At the level of parasites, we can occasionally see some aphids.

  • here's how fight against aphids

To know about the aubriète

This pretty ground cover forms slightly bushy balls in purplish blue colors.

From the beginning of spring it is covered with a multitude of flowers which eventually completely cover the foliage.

Both rustic and fairly resistant to cold, it can find its place on a low wall, border or rockery.

We compare it to a pretty floral cushion and it adapts just as well to cultivation in soil as in pots, containers or planters of beetles.

Smart tip

You can add a special organic fertilizer for perennials after flowering.

Otherwise, watch out for aphids.

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