Arabis Old Gold
A wonderful mat of golden green variegated foliage throughout the year, smothered by clouds of small white flowers, attractive to bees, in spring.
Month Available: February
Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen
Flower Colour: White
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Spring
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers and Foliage
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Early spring.
Height / Spread: 10cm x 30cm (4in x 12in)
I find this plant is ideal for covering any bare patches in the garden as it offers variegated foliage colour all year, with the wonderful white flowers in spring.
Where to Plant: Borders or pots
Pests and Diseases: Aphids, Mildew
Plant Care: Trim after flowering to form a carpet.
Care and Time: Low - spring
Benefits: Fantastic early spring colour for rockeries, small gardens and patio pots. Evergreen so colour all year round.
History: Commonly known as rockcress. Some consider Arabis to be a weed but many varieties have been cultivated as a good garden plant.