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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The leaves are used as a garnish in much the same way as watercress[1]. They are also sometimes used as a potherb[1].

Leaves

Material uses

A good ground cover plant for sunny positions[2][3], forming a carpet[4].
There are no material uses listed for Arabis caucasica.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Arabis caucasica.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - it is best to surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a light position in a cold frame[5]. Seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 21°c[5]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

Division after flowering[6]. Very easy, the divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions if required.

Cuttings in a shady border in summer[7].

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Cultivation

Easily grown in ordinary well-drained soil[7]. Prefers a poor soil[8]. Succeeds in partial shade[5] though it tends to become straggly[3]. Established plants are very tolerant of drought and grow very well on a dry bank[9], they also succeed when grown in walls[219, K].

A very ornamental plant[7], it is hardy to about -15°c[8], but can be rather invasive[10]. There are some named varieties selected for their ornamental value[8]. A good butterfly and moth plant[11]. Bees are attracted to the flowers. Plants resent root disturbance and are best put in their final positions whilst still small[5].

This species is closely related to A. alpina[10].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Arabis caucasica. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Arabis caucasica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Arabis caucasica
Genus
Arabis
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Royal Horticultural Society. Ground Cover Plants. Cassells. ISBN 0-304-31089-1 (1989-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. (1988-00-00)
  6. ? Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge (1926-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.2 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
  9. ? Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
  10. ? 10.010.110.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  11. ? Carter D. Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe. Pan ISBN 0-330-26642-x (1982-00-00)
  12. ? Polunin. O. Flowers of Greece and the Balkans. Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-217626-9 (1980-00-00)

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