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Aubrieta 'Swan Red Variegated' (Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aubrieta 'Swan Red Variegated'

Other names

Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated'

Genus

Aubrieta Aubrieta

Variety or Cultivar

'Swan Red Variegated' _ 'Swan Red Variegated' is a low, mat-forming evergreen perennial with small, yellow-margined leaves and purple-red flowers in spring and early summer.


Aubrieta 'Swan Red Variegated' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring; Reddish-purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Yellow in All seasons

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 'Swan Red Variegated' (Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.6m 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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Aubrieta 'Swan Red Variegated'

Other names

Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated'

Genus

Aubrieta Aubrieta

Variety or Cultivar

'Swan Red Variegated' _ 'Swan Red Variegated' is a low, mat-forming evergreen perennial with small, yellow-margined leaves and purple-red flowers in spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring; Reddish-purple in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Green, Yellow in All seasons


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 'Swan Red Variegated' (Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.6m 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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Aubrieta 'Swan Red Variegated' (Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated')

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Aubrieta 'Swan Red Variegated' (Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated')

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Aubrieta 'Swan Red Variegated' (Aubretia 'Swan Red Variegated')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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