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

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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Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

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
  Grey Green

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

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches

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