Posted on April 29, 2020April 30, 2020 by susurrusWordless Wednesday: Aubrieta Like this:Like Loading...
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What a gorgeous colour (against the grey rocks).
It’s a hard colour to capture – the camera seems overwhelmed by it – so this is an approximation! 🙂
When I see aubretia, I know summer can’t be far behind.
It’s a stand-out flower here in April when you’re walking past people’s houses. If it’s happy, it flowers its head off.
Yes, there are a couple of houses near here where aubretia is obviously very much at home.
I suggested to Mum that she might like some but she says it faded away in her heavy clay.
You often see it oozing down walls – the roots must be well anchored to keep it all up!
It looks like stone steps, and they make the tumbling effect so much more fun. There’s a light heart in this — thanks!
The years treat it kindly once it gets a foothold over the stone wall of a garden.
You’ve made me think Fleetwood Mac missed a trick by not singing “You making tumbling fun”.
I always wish for a few weeks in spring that I had a big mound of it, even though I have no place to put it.
What a cheerful burst of color! Much needed.
It is a cheerful little plant but easy to forget when it is not flowering.
I keep on trying to get a great pouring of Aubretia down a wall but I can’t manage it. I can grow it in clumps in the borders, I can get it to tumble out of pots but as for walls. It just refuses to make a splash like I see on some walls nearby. Keep on trying, Mari.
Keep on trying. Good luck!
Thanks, Anne. It isn’t 100% accurate, I fear, but it was the best I could manage.
One of those plants that are incorrectly named even in nurseries as its botanical name is aubrieta – the genus is named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower painter.
(If you happen to be a stickler for botanical correctness 🙄 )
I have a lovely deep red one btw.
Oops! Will correct. 🙂
Well, it might be botanically incorrect, but a lot of people use aubrietia.
I always find fuchsia a challenge too!
Yes! Just have to remember Fuchs.
Nice! I think of Aubretia as being white or yellow, but maybe I am mixing up plants.
I wonder if you are thinking of Alyssum? It flowers around the same time.
Maybe … here Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) is generally white or purple.
I should have thought you would have known that one. I can’t remember seeing yellow aubrieta.
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