Aubrieta Seeds - Cascade Blue
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 4 inches
Width: 24 inches
Bloom Season: Mid spring to early summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Growth Rate: Moderate
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Aubrieta Hybrida
Rock Cress Cascading (Aubrieta Hybrida Superbissima Cascade Blue) - If you want a low growing plant to hang out of baskets, hang over a rock wall, or just add to your landscaping color, this Aubrieta cascading Rock Cress is a perfect choice. Rock cress looks beautiful cascading over rock walls and has dark blue blooms in spring.
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 ground cover seeds into the soil and thinly cover. The Aubrieta seed needs 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.
Great Rock Garden Plant
True to its name, rock cress is an ideal plant for the rock garden! It is a low-growing ground cover with a mounding habit that makes it excellent for use in the landscape.
Delightful Ground Cover
How to Grow
Aubrieta seeds should be sown indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Sow into a sterilized starter mix in starter trays. Press the seeds into the soil and very lightly cover: aubrieta seeds need light for germination. Keep the soil moist until germination, which should occur in 14-21 days. Once seedlings have become established and all danger of frost has passed, they can be planted directly outdoors. These seeds can also be started directly outdoors in the spring after all frost danger has passed. Sow the seeds into a prepared seedbed outdoors and keep the soil moist until germination.
- Environment: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.5-7.5
- Sowing rate: 1000 sds to 20 sq. ft.
Rock cress is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 4 through 9. It is a very popular rock garden and ground cover plant that grows quite low and spreads readily.
- Bloom color: blue
- Bloom season: mid spring to early summer
- Plant height: 4 inches