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Aubretia Trailing Aubrieta Katie Mixed Plug Plants x 6 Perennial Rock Cress

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Red Cascade‘– strong grower with deep magenta-red flowers. Award of Garden Merit. Up to 4 in tall (10 cm)

How to Grow and Care for Aubrieta - The Spruce

Key points: Being native to the UK, creeping jenny dislikes overly hot conditions and prefers moist soil. Grow in full sun or partial shade. Creeping jenny can be invasive if grown in beds or near lawns. The low-growing perennial evergreen Phlox is drought-tolerant and easy to maintain, making it perfect for growing in wall crevices. Although a very simple and common garden plant, it is a lovely sight in spring to see a well established Aubrieta trailing over a wall a mass of blue, purple and pink; Aubretia looks pretty and makes a cheerful splash of colour. This trailing bacopa plant is the perfect companion and is often used to hang over the edges of tubs where the hundreds of small daisy-like blooms complement, but do not distract from the other plants in the pot.It is easy to get cuttings from Aubretia. Often they send out little plantlets around them and you can pot these up to grow on for planting out later when they have a mature root. Also Aubretia root easily trim off a cutting a few centimetres long in midsummer and root into well-drained compost. Let the plant grow on to a mature size in a suitable container, and then it is ready for planting out. Geraniums come in several forms, from the bushy hardy geranium to the short-lived bedding plant pelargonium .

Aubrieta ‘Cascade Purple’ - Rock Cress Plant Profile for Aubrieta ‘Cascade Purple’ - Rock Cress

You’ll be rewarded with hundreds of heart and kidney-shaped leaves and, in the summer, small white flowers. Key points: Often grown as an annual in the UK and US, it prefers full sun and has a scrambling habit but will trail if grown over an edge. This heavy bloomer produces an avalanche of colour from June to October will trail around 70cm. Growing tip: Water regularly but don’t allow the feet to sit in waterlogged soil. Some varieties will benefit from regular deadheading. Key points: Less well-known than petunias but equally impressive, this perennial should be grown as an annual in milder climates. Calibrachoa performs best in a bright spot that’s sheltered from the wind. Water and feed regularly during the growing season. I’ve seen first-hand how trailing verbena will scramble over the ground, so you can plan it next to paths and patios if that’s a look you desire.Copper and pink leaves adorn the vigorous trailing stems of this underused heuchera/tiarella hybrid – the first known trailing variety . Our experience: Here at DIY Gardening we have specified Bacopa for pots, tubs and wall tops around commercial units, hotels and other large developments. We’ve found that Bacopa is easy to maintain and is a solid, reliable perennial. Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings. Species can be propagated by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in fall or spring Feeding tip: I feed mine regularly during the growing season and always keep the soil reliably moist. Calibrachoa, also known as “million bells”, is native to South America and is a prolific bloomer from spring until the first frosts.

Aubrieta: A Complete Guide to Growing Aubrieta by an Expert

Lobelia produces masses of small purple or blue blooms from June through to September and in my garden, I saw it spread to around 35cm. I think it’s the perfect choice for summer hanging baskets, tubs and troughs where it can spill over the edges. Key points: Dichondra “silver falls” will grow vertically by 10cm (4″) but can trail up to an impressive 1.2m (4 feet). Often grown as an annual but can be overwintered and kept for several years.

Feeding tip: Keep the soil reliably moist; feed monthly if grown in baskets and small pots. Mulch if possible to prevent the ground from drying out.

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