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Arabis blepharophylla (Rose rockcress)
Cox, Fran

Arabis blepharophylla

Arabis blepharophylla Hook. & Arn.

Rose Rockcress

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Obovate , Spatulate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Entire
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Inflorescence: Raceme
Size Notes: 10 inches high to 8 inces wide.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr


Native Distribution: Endemic to California.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Well-drained soil, sandy soil preferred.
Conditions Comments: Prune back after flowering to encourage second bloom.


Use Ornamental: Good plant for rock garden or edging.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arabis blepharophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arabis blepharophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arabis blepharophylla


Record Modified: 2018-09-04
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