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Arabis ferdinandi-coburgi ‘Old Gold’
Alpine Wall Cress
Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet

This variegated selection is quite different in appearance from the familiar mounding types of Wall Cress. It forms a very low carpet of rounded, waxy-looking green-and-gold streaked leaves. A choice small groundcover, also excellent for edging, in the rock garden or alpine trough. Small white flowers in spring are a bonus, although not particularly showy. Drought tolerant, once established. Great between flagstones. Plants are easily divided after blooming or in early fall. Evergreen.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

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