Bluecress is a great ground-covering ornamental plant with violet-blue flowers.
The botanical name of the perennial is Aubrieta. The plant belongs to the cruciferous plants. Wild forms of the aubrietia are found in the Near East and in the Mediterranean region. Today, the cushion-like growing perennial adorns flower beds and stone borders. It fills planting holes and flatters shrubs. It also looks good in planters, in tile joints, on the tops of walls and pile walls. This is mainly due to the small flowering stars. Although they are small, it is because of the enormous number that the ground cover looks like a flowery cushion from a distance. The contrast between the blue flowers and the grey-green leaves also makes this plant so endearing.
The bluecushion is a magically beautiful spring flower.
The bluecress flowering season is early. The perennial flowers from April to May. During this time it adorns itself with deep blue to violet-blue flowers. These are cup-shaped and four-toothed. The flowers have a diameter of one centimetre. The leaves are oval or round and slightly toothed. They alternate on the tender shoots. The ground cover is evergreen. If you buy blue cushions, you will create decorative accents in the garden bed.
Planting and caring for blue cushions
Bluecrops are among the most beautiful ground covers in our latitudes. The ornamental plant is easy to care for and robust. It fits perfectly into any garden. The perennial grows between five and ten centimetres tall. It prefers a sunny location but can also cope with partial shade. Aubrieta thrives best in a well-drained, normal to moist and chalky soil. The blue cushion spreads easily. You will achieve the best effect if you plant the perennial in a group. Plant about twelve plants per square metre. Loosen the soil deeply before planting. After planting, water it sufficiently.
Ifyou buy a bluecress, you can plant it all year round. Bluecissus hardy does not need any special winter protection. The perennial hardly needs any work. Only in spring are withered shoots removed so that the plant sprouts again. Bluecissus hardy is a true bee pasture. Besides bees, bumblebees and other insects also feast on the nectar of the flowers after winter.
A blue flower cushion with a great long-distance effect
Aubrieta makes a magical sight in the rock garden if you plant the plant on a wall crown and let the flower shoots hang down. When you buy blue cushions, you can also combine them with other coloured aubrietias. This ornamental plant, together with other spring flowers, is a wonderful colour accent in any location. Aubrieta is a must in every garden.