Aubrieta - Large Flowered Mixed
Aubrieta provides wonderful groundcover, smothering the area in blooms, and creating a stunning backdrop for spring flowering bulbs. Great for tubs, dry walls and edging paths.
Sow indoors for surest results from February to April, 0.5cm deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-35 days. Pot on individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm pots. Always hold seedlings by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, September-October, 30cm apart. Or, sow outdoors, from April to June, in a seed bed, 0.5cm deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 5cm apart, before planting out to flowering position in autumn. Flowers from March to June, the following year.