The aubrieta flower is a beautiful perennial plant that is native to the warmer parts of Africa and Madagascar. The common name of the plant is derived from a French flower Painter de la Grange. Aubrieta flowers have been said to have originated in Southern Europe, though most likely they came from central Asia to the Mediterranean regions. In China, they are known as the Lion green.
The aubrieta flowers consist of a single stem and up to five branches. The branches are bushy, while the top two feet or so of the entire plant are erect. The leaves are needlelike, which can grow long and pendulous. Each petal has a whitish to yellow center. The plant grows to a height of three to four feet tall, with a width of one to two feet.
The aubrieta flower grows in dark, damp soil, which is slightly acidic in nature. This means that the plants should be planted in moderately moistened soil, with a deep, fertile layer of soil mixed in amongst the litter. During the early spring the flower shoots will bloom. The flowering period is during the summer, and the fragrance from these flowers is quite strong.
During late spring and early summer the aubrieta flowers begin to wilt and die. They will stay dormant until late fall, when they are once again ready to be planted. The flowers then bloom in early July, with the colors of purple, orange, and pink.
The plants are extremely hardy and will grow in almost any climate. They are a perennial, which means that they grow to a maximum height of about three feet, and they do not have a series of flowers to follow. The aubrieta perennial is a sun-loving, drought-resistant variety. They are able to thrive in many types of soil, but prefer a well drained, rich soil with lots of nutrients. They will do equally well in most climates but prefer a well drained soil with a lot of sunshine.
The aubrieta is a low maintenance plant, and it doesn’t need a great deal of attention throughout its lifetime. The aubrieta will tolerate most kinds of soil, and it is not sensitive to frost. This means that it is perfect for gardens where there is a lot of frost. This type of flowering plant can flourish even in areas where it gets a bit more chilly and does not do as well in areas that get a lot of rain. It can be used as a landscaping accent, in a garden, or around a pool, or other large potted plants.
The aubrieta flower will do well in most areas of Mexico, and it has been known to do well where it gets a lot of sunlight, and is given access to ample water on a regular basis. It needs well-drained soil with good nutrients for the blooming period, and it is a fairly hardy plant that prefers a location that receives some shade during the day. The aubrieta will do fine in most climates, but some varieties may require a special light regimen and will do better in a southern state. Some of the flowers may need a fertilizer to increase their vigor during the flowering season, and they will do very well in a planted on a trellis, hanging baskets, or other structure that provides a support structure for them to grow on. The aubrieta is one of the few perennials that is self-sustaining, and it grows to an average height of four feet.
The aubrieta’s color ranges from dark purple to a deep pinkish pink, with white markings on the leaves. It is a fast growing, fairly mildew resistant plant, and it produces a profusion of flowers during its blooming season. It blooms in May through August. The aubrieta is a perennial flowering plant, and it can be a great addition to your garden if you grow flowers that will go with it throughout the year. The plant gets its name from the Spanish for “wild rose”, and it is native to central Mexico.