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Arabis caucasica Schltr.

Plant forming mats with green leaves throughout the year. Shoots creeping, rooting in older parts. Vegetative shoots 2-10 cm. Leaves grey-greenish, elongate, 3-10 cm x 1-4 cm. Raceme of 1 to 20 white to pink flowers, 2 cm diam. V - early spring to late autumn, can overwinter with green leaves, under snow blanket or in mild winters. Fl - April or May, with occasional racemes throughout the summer. Fr - July-August. P - by cuttings or seed. Full sun. Z 4.

Crimea, the Caucasus, Central Asia (mountain regions), Anatolia, Iran and the Mediterranean. Dry cliffs, rocks, slopes with gravelly soil.


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