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Aubrieta 'Royal Blue' (Aubretia 'Royal Blue' )

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aubrieta 'Royal Blue'

Other names

Aubretia 'Royal Blue'

Genus

Aubrieta Aubrieta

Variety or Cultivar

'Royal Blue' _ 'Royal Blue' is a compact, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with small leaves and iridescent blue flowers in spring.


Aubrieta 'Royal Blue' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Flea beetles Aphids , Flea beetles

White blister White blister

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to encourage dense, compact growth.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Aubrieta 'Royal Blue' (Aubretia 'Royal Blue' ) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Bees (attract & feed bees), Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Prefers alkaline to neutral soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Aubrieta 'Royal Blue'

Other names

Aubretia 'Royal Blue'

Genus

Aubrieta Aubrieta

Variety or Cultivar

'Royal Blue' _ 'Royal Blue' is a compact, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with small leaves and iridescent blue flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Flea beetles

Specific diseases

White blister

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to encourage dense, compact growth.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aubrieta 'Royal Blue' (Aubretia 'Royal Blue' ) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Bees (attract & feed bees), Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Prefers alkaline to neutral soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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