Stonecress (Aethionema grandiflorum)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6-12 Inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 Inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Other info: Seeds germinate in a few days at room temperature; no pretreatment required.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Feb 2, 2014 10:41 AM

Very long-lived and carefree with adequate drainage. As with many alpines, full sun conditions are preferred.

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Posted by vic (North Carolina) on Dec 10, 2013 8:24 AM

Plants may only live 1-2 years but will survive longer if in sun and dry.

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