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Aubrieta Swan Red Variegated


Cascades of stunning purple/red flowers and variegated foliage

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

A popular evergreen rock plant that provides an abundance of colour in the spring and early summer. Deep purplish-red flowers smother the variegated grey-green leaves, with pale-yellow edges.


For the best show of flowers grow in full sun but it is happy in partial shade. Perfect in rock gardens, edging, wall crevices and alpine containers, contrasting with other green rock plants.


The plant grows well in chalky or sandy soil which is well drained. It will benefit from a little compost when planted. After flowering trim to maintain its compact growth.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Alpine, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 5 cm - 10 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 5 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, 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 Gravel garden, Rock garden, Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes


Typically available

From April to September