Arabis procurrens 'Variegata' (v)
spreading rock cress 'Variegata'
A compact evergreen perennial to 8cm, forming a dense mat of glossy dark green leaves broadly edged with creamy-white, and often pink-tinged in winter. White flowers 10mm in width in erect racemes
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Ultimate heightUp to 10cm
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Spring||White||Cream Green Pink Variegated|
|Summer||Cream Green Pink Variegated|
|Autumn||Cream Green Pink Variegated|
|Winter||Cream Green Pink Variegated|
- Full sun
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–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.
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How to grow
Will tolerate hot, dry conditions and poor, infertile soils.
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
Remove any stems that revert to the green-leaved form
Can get aphids and gall midge
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