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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
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
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'

More erecently, I grew the variety 'Snowfix' from seed. To the uninitiated (like me), it looks much like our old 'Snowcap'.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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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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