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Plant of the day - Arabis alpina caucasia "snowcap" rockcress


Plant of the day - Arabis alpina caucasia "snowcap" rockcress (Arabis alpina caucasia "snowcap")

Variety or cultivar: 'Schneehaube' _ 'Schneehaube' is a vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with loose rosettes of oval, toothed, grey-green leaves and short, upright stems bearing racemes of fragrant, white flowers in late spring.

Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica 'Schneehaube' is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Spring

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Mat Forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Soil types: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)



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Pretty. I grew Arabis georgiana a few years ago but it was only a biennial and I never collected the seeds. I had to get special permits to have it since it's endangered here. It wasn't a mat forming plant though, just a rosette of leaves with little white flowers on a long stalk. Kind of unobtrusive but still very nice.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Laura :))))))))))))))))- cool info about this too - I may have forgotten about this and dug it out :(

6 Jan, 2012

 

What a pretty plant. Another one for the wishlist.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Gattina :)))))))))))))- scented too :))))))))))))))

6 Jan, 2012

 

I tried growing the ordinary, common-or-garden white arabis a couple of times, Paul, and you'd think a nice dry, sunny, slightly alkaline, rocky Italian garden would have it licking its lips, but no, twice it died from a lack of enthusiasm. This one looks worth another try.

6 Jan, 2012

 

should be okay with that - maybe this year :)))))))))))))))))))))))))

6 Jan, 2012

 

Maybe (:o)

6 Jan, 2012

 

:)))))))))))))))

6 Jan, 2012

 

i havn't grown this for a long time, i forgot about it :-)) thanks for the reminder Paul..

6 Jan, 2012

 

Cheers SL - thought I remembered seeing something like it on your pics - very nice aren't they :))))

6 Jan, 2012

 

Very nice Paul, I hope you didn't dig it up!!!

6 Jan, 2012

 

Its a beautiful one this I had it but I think its dead nice one Paul

6 Jan, 2012

 

I'm loving this, going to get one. Ooooo might make a 'proper' gardener out of me yet. Cheers Paul :o)))))

6 Jan, 2012

 

This is pretty.

6 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks to you Alexandra, Sixpence, N3tyy and Clarice - :)))))))))) Sure for definite you're a great gardener anyway N3tyy!! As for me - I know not much about plants - but got away with a lot lol

6 Jan, 2012

 

Your welcome Paul:o))

6 Jan, 2012

 

:))))

6 Jan, 2012

 

Ahrr your back in the flesh :o)))

6 Jan, 2012



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