Aethionema schistosum - Fragrant Persian Stonecress
One of my favorite perennials!Fragrant Persian Stonecress forms a symetrical mound of blue-green leaves covered with fragrant, pale pink flowers in spring. The color and fragrance remind me of cotton candy.
Aethionema schistosum is a wonderful rock garden plant. It tolerates drought and poor soil. It needs well-drained soil to overwinter. Also known as Turkish Stonecress. Hardy in zones 4-8.
height 10", width 15"
Sowing Aethionema schistosum Seeds:
Sow indoors in late winter. Barely cover the seeds, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Spacing 15".