Aubrieta provide wonderful groundcover, smothering the area in blooms, creating a stunning backdrop for spring flowering bulbs. Great for tubs, dry walls and edging paths.
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP).
Habit: Dwarf, Ground Cover.
Sow indoors for surest results, February-April, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-35 days. Pot on individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm (3") pots. Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, September-October, 30cm (1') apart. Or, sow outdoors, April-June, in a seed bed, 0.5cm (¼) deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2”) apart, before planting out to flowering position in autumn. Flowers: March-June, the following year.