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Aubrieta deltoidea Variegated


Aubretia, False Rockcress

Unique variegated leaves

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

A lovely form of rock cress forming a low, tufted mat of neat green leaves, edged and variegated with creamy-gold. Violet-blue flowers smother the plant in spring, a stunning contrast and very interesting against the contrasting leaves.  Bright and cheerful, the flowers are a magnet for bees in search of nectar and pollen.


Anywhere in full sun. Perfect tumbling over walls, rocks, in gaps in paving or gravel, or in shallow planters.


Well-drained soil, preferably alkaline. No maintenance required. Older plants may be cut back after flowering to encourage new growth.

The most popular rock plant named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower painter.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Alpine, Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 5 cm - 10 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, Garden edging, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes, Coastal or drought resistant, Gravel garden, Rock garden


Typically available

From April to September