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Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress
Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple'
Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress flowers
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Plant Height: 4 inches
Flower Height: 6 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Group/Class: Axcent Series
This stunning alpine variety produces beautiful cascades of dainty deep purple flowers in springtime; for the rest of the season it is an attractive dense green mat adding tremendous interest to the rock garden or border edges
Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress is smothered in stunning deep purple cup-shaped flowers with lavender overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring. Its small round leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
Planting & Growing
Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.