Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica 'Schneehaube'
mountain rock cress 'Schneehaube'
'Schneehaube' is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial, to 20cm tall, with loose rosettes of toothed, grey-green, oval leaves and, in spring, masses of fragrant, white flowers
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Spring||White||Green Grey Silver|
|Summer||Green Grey Silver|
|Autumn||Green Grey Silver|
|Winter||Green Grey Silver|
- Full sun
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Arabis can be annuals or evergreen perennials, usually mat-forming, with simple leaves and racemes of 4-petalled white, pink or purple flowers.
- Name status
How to grow
Will tolerate hot, dry conditions and poor, infertile soils. Good as ground cover
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Low Maintenance
- Banks and slopes
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