Gardening Tips & Flowers : How to Grow Common Aubrieta (Aubrieta Deltoidea)

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment,we're going to learn all about the common aubrieta, or also called aubrieta deltoidea.

It's a beautiful rock plant or kind of a ground cover type plant that does really well inalmost any climate.

So the aubrieta is native to Southern Europe — so all the way intoTurkey.

So it likes a Mediterranean climate, which is really wet in the winter, but stilldrying out in between, and then really warm summers.

Aubrieta is also called rock cressor the mountain flower because it grows right on the Southern European mountainsides — right off of rocks.

So it'll just hang down.

So it's a great rock plant if you have a rockwall or you have an area where you can let them cascade.

They make great hanging basketsas well.

The aubrieta actually don't do well in really hot climates.

They like a littlebit of a cooling time in the wintertime.

So they'll grow in zones four to nine, so theycan handle a lot of cold temperatures, not just the warmer areas.

They don't like placeswhere there's no seasons, so you'd actually have to dig them up and cool them down toget them to come back again.

They like a lot of water in the summertime when they're growing,just like it does in the Mediterranean.

It rains really hard, but then it dries out.

So make sure and water them really well, but let them dry out in between, and you can enjoythem as a great plant in your garden.

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