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Aethionema armenum

Possibly still my favorite Aethionema, especially in mid-summer when the foliage has formed flat dense clumps of shrubby blue foliage. Light pink flowers in spring come later than some of the other Aethionema, extending the bloom season. Can handle poor dry soil.
This was actually one of the first rock garden plants I ever grew.  And it is still a staple in my garden, although I have not propagated it for decades.  That is a rare testimony to survival that does not happen often in our garden. 

  • Deer Resistant
  • Gopher Resistant
  • Full sun
  • Part sun