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Aubrieta ‘Doctor Mules Variegated’
Variegated Rock Cress
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet
1.090.060

Rock Cress is an extremely popular rock garden plant, also great in rock walls, for edging or in alpine containers. This variety makes a low carpet or cushion of evergreen leaves, grey-green in colour with creamy-white edging. Velvety purple flowers nearly smother the mound in spring. Sometimes reblooms a bit in the autumn. Plants should be sheared lightly immediately after blooming, to encourage a thick mounding habit. Increase by careful division in early autumn. All-green shoots may arise from time to time, and these should be immediately removed or they will take over and smother the variegated portions.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Purple

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Variegated
  White

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches


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