Stonecress

A rock garden cutie.
Common name : Stonecress
Scientific name : Aethionema
Family : Brassicaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Aethionema -the stonecresses - is a genus of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, native to sunny limestone areas in Europe and West Asia, especially Turkey. Aethionema species and cultivars are grown in temperate areas as herbaceous perennials, loved for their abundant racemes of cruciform flowers in shades of red, pink or white.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 0 - 30
pH 6 - 8

Plant my stonecress

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 stonecress

Water regularly 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 !

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