Arabis procurrens

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Arabis procurrens Waldst. & Kit.

Brassicaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: silique

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Capparales

Arabis procurrens is a perennial.

Naming

Arabis procurrens was described by Franz de Paula Adam von Waldstein and Pál Kitaibel. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Arabis procurrens is a species in the genus Arabis which contains approximately 124 to 330 species and belongs to the family of the Brassicaceae (Mustard Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Arabis procurrens is evergreen. The leaves are simple and dark-green. They are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Arabis procurrens produces racemes of white cruciform flowers from April to May.

The perennials produce siliques.

Root System

Distribution

Arabis procurrens is native to to the mountain regions of Romania and the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries
  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)

Uses

Arabis procurrens is considered a very valuable wild perennial. The ornamental value lies especially in the ornamental leaves. The recommended planting distance is 20 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 10 to 15. Suited for rockeries and for rooftop gardens, as well as suited as cemetery plant, groundcover, container plant and as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagation

  • Sowing
  • Cuttings
  • Division


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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