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Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica Little Treasure White


Mountain rock cress

Perfect for a rockery

Price 1 Litre Pots £3.99 Each - 3 for £10

Mountain or rock cress forms a low, ground-hugging mat of loose, grey-green rosettes of small evergreen leaves that remain attractive throughout the year. In spring the pure white single flowers smother the plant like a drift of late snow. Bright and cheerful, and a welcome sight alongside spring bulbs and mats of blue aubretia. 


Anywhere in full sun. Perfect for rock gardens, gaps in paving, creeping over gravel, tumbling over walls or at the front of beds and borders. 


A well-drained soil, preferably alkaline with good drainage. No maintenance required apart from the removal of dead and damaged foliage. Flower stems and seed pods may be clipped away after flowering. 

Attractive to early bumblebees in search of nectar and pollen

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering May - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 15 cm - 20 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 45 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Garden edging, Gravel garden, Wildlife garden, Rock garden


Typically available

From April to September