Height: 15-30cm (6-12in)
Planting distance 38cm (15in)
Features:spring to summer
Soil: ordinary, well-drained
The profuse rose-pink blooms of Aethionema granaiflora provide a mass of colour from lare spring to mid summer. Suitable for a rock garden, ir is a mound of grey-green, 30cm (llin) high and 38cm (15in) wide, with a woody base. It is often regarded as a sub-shrub. A. pulchellum is 23cm (9in) tall with bright pink . The hybrid ‘Warley ’ is only 15cm (6in) tall and 30cm (12in) wide with deep pink flowers; the similar ‘Warley Ruber’ has rose-red flowers.
Plant between early autumn and early spring in any well-drained garden soil. Remove theafter the flowers have faded.
Propagation: Sow thein a cold frame or in early spring. Pot on in late spring and early summer, and plant out between mid autumn and early spring. For ‘Warley ’ insert 5cm (2in) soft of non-flowering shoots in a closed cold frame in early or mid summer. Grow on in individual and plant out in mid spring.
Pests and diseases: Stonecress is generally trouble free.