Aethionema coridifolium – Lebanese stone cress – Eunomia – Stone cress –

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Aethionema – Eunomia – Stone cress –

This genus of about 40 species of evergreen perennials or sub shrubs and low shrubs and annuals are native to the Mediterranean region into western Asia.  It bears dense to loose terminal spikes or clusters of 4 petal cross-shaped pink to red or white sometimes-fragrant flowers in spring and summer. They’re great in rock gardens.

They thrive in a climate where the winters are moist and the summers are dry in gritty free draining soil exposed to full sun in alkaline or poor acidic soils.

Prone to aphids and spider mites.

Aethionema coridifolium – Lebanese stone cress – Native to eastern Mediterranean region grows 10” inches tall and wide.  Has a low branching habit with slender reddish brown stems and narrow grayish leaves.  From spring to mid summer it bears rose pink.

Zones 7-9