Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’
Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’ is a plant in the annuals and biennials category that can grow up to 10cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’.
This plant is commonly known as aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’
Scientific name: Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’
Plant type: Annual / Biennial, Bedding, Perennials
Height: Up to 10cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Ground Cover, Hedging & Screens
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators, RHS Award of Garden Merit
Annuals and biennials are ideal for formal or informal flower beds, but also for growing in pots and containers of all kinds. They are important plants for their rapid growth, instant color and relatively low cost.
They are also useful plants for filling spaces between newly planted trees and shrubs, as well as in perennial beds that may need to be revived after the first spring bloom.
They are an important ingredient in country house gardens and wildflower meadows.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’, know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’ is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’ likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Aubrieta ‘Red Cascade’ should be grown in full sun places.