Simple little perennials with irregularly shaped white.
At one time arabis was frequently used for edging flowerbeds; actually it is a rock plant, which in sunny situations may also be used as ground cover.
Requires fairly dry soil, especially in winter —sandy with a certain amount of lime.
Garden varieties by division or from cuttings taken after flowering; common species from.
Arabis X arendsii: Height 10-20 cm; rose-pink or purple-redin mid spring. Two well known varieties are ‘Coccinea’ and ‘Rosabella’.
Arabis caucasica: Height 10-20 cm; white flowers in early to mid spring; slightly felty grey-green foliage. ‘Plena’ is a fine double form and ‘Snow Cap’ remains very compact, not exceeding 10 cm. This species may also be used for.