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aubrietia

(ɔːˈbriːʃə) ,

aubrieta

or

aubretia

n
1. (Plants) any trailing purple-flowered plant of the genus Aubrieta, native to European mountains but widely planted in rock gardens: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Botany) any trailing purple-flowered plant of the genus Aubrieta, native to European mountains but widely planted in rock gardens: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
[C19: from New Latin, named after Claude Aubriet, 18th-century French painter of flowers and animals]
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For years, the top of my wall was glorious with this plant, beside purple aubretia.
John Jameson, by email: Nothing beats aubretia in purple and wine.
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A Here are some plants that are good for butterflies: spring nectar: aubretia, alyssum, blackthorn, bluebell, bramble, clover, cuckoo flower, dandelion, field scabious, forget-me-not, hebe, honesty, ox-eye daisies, pansy, primrose, sweet rocket, violets, wallflowers.
The door was opened again for McCabe when Aubretia completed the double for the Shropshire Wolves under Twiston-Davies.
Once it was just a couple of boulders and a bit of Aubretia, but now it's spreading like Russian ivy.
QI have a lovely double Aubretia and would like to plant more along my wall.
Sasha Abramsky profiled Aubretia Edick, a full-time Wal-Mart worker from upstate New York getting by on as little as $10 a week in groceries.
She added that gardeners could help by growing birdsfoot trefoil, honesty, aubretia, primroses and wallflowers in spring, and hemp agrimonies, cornflowers, Michaelmas daisies and Ice plants later in the year.
After flowering, trip alpines such as mossy saxifrages and aubretia to encourage fresh growth.
To keep basket-of-gold, candytuft, common aubretia, moss pink, rockcress, and other low-growing, spring-blooming perennials full and compact, remove spent blooms and an inch or two of growth.