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Sowing & planting
10 - 15
6 - 8
Plant my aubrieta canescens
Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low.
Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air.
Water copiously just after planting.
If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.
Water my aubrieta canescens
Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !
Fertilize my aubrieta canescens
In early winter or early spring, apply some organic matter or compost at the bottom of your aubrieta.
No need to incorporate it deep, it will work for some time as mulching, and then soil micro-organisms will break it down. It will provide a regular supply of nutrients to your aubrieta; better than a slow fertilizer!
Propagate my aubrieta canescens
You may divide the plant in autumn.
Chose an older part of the plant that no longer flower well.
Dig it up with the help of a pitchfork, taking care not to destroy the roots. Drive the pitchfork into the centre of the clump to divide it in half, in one good cut. Replant the two parts of the plant immediately.
Check on my aubrieta canescens
The main enemy of the Aubrieta is white rust. It enjoys high atmospheric humidity, or watering too frequent.
Do not crowd the plants, and avoid watering the leaves.
Damage due to nematodes, aphids and flea beetles may also occur, but should not require treatment.