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Aubretia kotschyi (Aubretia)

Type Alpine, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Aubretia kotschyi - Cultivation Notes

This compact low growing alpine flourishes in walls and rockeries in full sun. Aubretia can be grown at the front of the border on any reasonably drained fertile soil and will spread naturally by seed.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Aubretia kotschyi:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Aubretia kotschyi:

  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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