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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Arabis L.
Rock Cress
Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)

120 species in the Northern Hemispherae, 36 in the FSU. Most are annuals, but among perennials, several are very ornamentally useful.

A. caucasica Schltr.

Crimea, the Caucasus, Central Asia (mountain regions), Anatolia, Iran and the Mediterranean. Dry cliffs, rocks, slopes with gravelly soil.

Plant forming mats with green leaves throughout the year. Shoots creeping, rooting in older parts. Vegetative shoots 2-10 cm. Leaves grey-greenish, elongate, 3-10 cm x 1-4 cm. Raceme of 1 to 20 white to pink flowers, 2 cm diam. V - early spring to late autumn, can overwinter with green leaves, under snow blanket or in mild winters. Fl - April or May, with occasional racemes throughout the summer. Fr - July-August. P - by cuttings or seed. Full sun. Z 4.

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