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Aubrieta 'Red Cascade' (Cascade Series) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial, Bedding or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Purple and Dark Red in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

aubrieta 'Red Cascade'

Family

Brassicaceae


Aubrieta are mat-forming evergreen perennials with small leaves and short racemes of 4-petalled flowers in shades of pink and purple in spring

'Red Cascade' is a strong-growing mat-forming perennial that may be grown as an annual, with single, deep magenta-red flowers in spring

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun, an ideal plant for dry areas such as chalky slopes and on walls, but it can tolerate partial shade. Being hardy, it is a useful container plant for spring colour.

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral or Alkaline
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed, softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Gravel Garden, Ground Cover, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden, Banks and Slopes, Flower borders and beds or Garden Edging


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Can get aphids and flea beetles

Diseases

May be infected by white blister