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Aethionema 'Warley Rose' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

stone cress 'Warley Rose'

Family

Brassicaceae


Aethionema can be annuals, evergreen perennials or sub-shrubs, with racemes of small pink or white flowers held above neat foliage

'Warley Rose' is an evergreen sub-shrub to 20cm in height and width, compact and rounded in habit with linear, grey-green leaves. Flowers bright rose-pink, in terminal clusters in late spring and early summer

Synonym(s)

  • Aethionema armenum 'Warley Rose'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows best in well-drained alkaline soil but will tolerate poor acid soils. Short-lived

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Gravel Garden, Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering

Diseases

Generally disease free