- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 4 - 9
- Height: 4 - 6 inches
- Width: 12 - 23 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid spring to early summer
- Bloom Color: Violet purple
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.5
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 2000 Aubrieta seeds covers 40 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Aubrieta
Rock Cress (Aubrieta Hybrida Whitewell Gem) - Grow this terrific perennial from Aubrieta seeds. Aubrieta Whitewell Gem, commonly known as Rock Cress, is an extremely popular rock garden plant and a familiar sight in the spring garden. It forms a low cushion of evergreen leaves, literally smothered by flowers for several months. This Rock Cress variety has flowers in various shades of purple to violet, over grey-green leaves. These ground cover plants should be trimmed lightly immediately after blooming, to encourage a thick mounding habit. Rock Cress plants are an excellent choice for a rock garden in sun or partial shade, growing over rock walls, or in alpine troughs, containers, or in mass plantings for a flowering ground cover. Aubrieta plants do take light foot traffic.
Sow Aubrieta ground cover seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Use starter trays using a sterilized mix. Press the Rock Cress seeds into the soil and thinly cover. The Aubrieta seeds need light to germinate. Transplant into the garden 12 inches apart after frost danger has passed. After frost season has passed, Rock Cress ground cover seeds can be directly sown into a prepared seedbed outdoors.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.