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

Hardy: Fully

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

Warning: None

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.

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