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Arabis alpina 'Snowcap'

 
Arabis alpina 'Snowcap'
mountain rockcress
Evergreen, still looking fresh in January

Synonym(s) Arabis caucasica
Common name mountain rockcress
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers white (early spring)
Size 4"
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Forms a low-growing mat of slightly succulent foliage, covered in white flowers early spring. Drought-tolerant.

Arabis alpina 'Snowcap'
Late March, just starting to bloom
mountain rockcress
I like the river of white, cascading down the rock garden
Arabis alpina 'Snowcap'

So far, the new variety 'Snowfix' I grew from seed last year is not as impressive as our old 'Snowcap'. But I expect it will get better in years to come.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: rock garden, rock garden annex, the lane

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for ssp. caucasica 'Snowfix' from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 3-7d)
  2. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 3-6d)


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