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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Aurinia saxatilis.

Material uses

A good ground cover plant for a sunny position[1][2], forming a slowly spreading carpet of growth[3].
There are no material uses listed for Aurinia saxatilis.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Aurinia saxatilis.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow March in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 2 weeks at 16c[4]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

The seed can also be sown outdoors, either in a seedbed or in situ. Division in March or October[5]. Larger divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions whilst smaller clumps are best potted up and kept in a cold frame until they are growing away well.

Cuttings in early summer[6][5].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in most soils[5]. Prefers a sunny position and a well-drained soil[6][7]. Best when grown in a soil that is not too rich[7]. Drought tolerant once established[8], plants can be grown on dry-stone walls and also old brick walls[3][9].

A very ornamental plant[6], there are several named varieties[8].

A good bee and butterfly plant[10].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Aurinia saxatilis. 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 Aurinia saxatilis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Aurinia saxatilis
Genus
Aurinia
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
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no 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. ? 1.01.1 Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Royal Horticultural Society. Ground Cover Plants. Cassells. ISBN 0-304-31089-1 (1989-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
  4. ? Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 1. Thompson and Morgan. (1987-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.2 Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge (1926-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.1 Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
  9. ? Grey-Wilson. C. & Matthews. V. Gardening on Walls Collins ISBN 0-00-219220-0 (1983-00-00)
  10. ? Carter D. Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe. Pan ISBN 0-330-26642-x (1982-00-00)
  11. ? Polunin. O. Flowers of Europe - A Field Guide. Oxford University Press ISBN 0192176218 (1969-00-00)

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