Aethionems armenum – Eunomia – Stone cress –

SKU: PDE-160251920 Categories: , , ,


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.

Aethionems armenum – This widely grown evergreen or semi sub shrub from the Caucasus and Turkey are short lived.  It bears linear-oblong blue to gray-green leaves ½” long.  In late spring it bears dense racemes of small pale pink flowers ¼” wide that cover the plant.

Zones 7-9