25 seeds $3.00
Aethionema schistosum 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, including alkaline soil. It needs well-drained soil to overwinter. It won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Also known as Fragrant Persian Stonecress, Aethionema grandiflorum, and Aethionema pulchellum. Hardy in zones 4-8.
height 10" spacing 12"
Sowing Aethionema schistosum Seeds
Start aethionema seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover the seeds with soil, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun. Well-drained soil.