Lovely plants for the rock garden, these a dwarf shrublets with tiny blue-grey leaves. The tips of the branches carry dense head of many flowers, usually pale pink, often scented. They benefit from being cut back after flowering, when they will produce new shoots, and give neat, compact plants.
Aethionema membranaceum is the stone-cress, a compact little shrubby plant, ideal in a rock garden or raised bed, where its pretty heads of multiple pink flowers are shown against the back ground of blue-green foliage.
9 cm pot|
||Early to mid summer|
||open, sunny position|
||well drained soil|