DESCRIPTION: A greatly textured low spreading plant that is covered with pretty flowers in white in spring; perfect for wall and rock gardens; can shear after blooming for best appearance BOTANICAL...
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DESCRIPTION: A greatly textured low spreading plant that is covered with pretty flowers in white in spring; perfect for wall and rock gardens; can shear after blooming for best appearance

BOTANICAL NAME: Arabis caucasica 'Little Treasure White'
OTHER NAMES: Rock Cress
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun 
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to early summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3a 
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Rock Garden

Ornamental Features

Little Treasure White Wall Cress is blanketed in stunning lightly-scented rose daisy flowers with purple overtones and lemon yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring. Its small narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. 

Landscape Attributes

Little Treasure White Wall Cress is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Little Treasure White Wall Cress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Little Treasure White Wall Cress will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Little Treasure Deep Rose Wall Cress is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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