Growing Compinkie Arabis Flower Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Arabis caucasicas
- Other Names: Garden Arabis, Pink Wall Cress, Garden Rock Cress, Caucasian Rock Cress
- Seed Type: Perennial
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Compinkie Arabis seeds are hardy perennials grown just as popularly indoors as they are outdoors. For earliest blooms, begin seeds indoors 4 – 6 weeks prior to the final frost, with germination occurring in 21 – 28 days with full lighting.
- Days to Flower Maturity: 2nd Year Maturity
- Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 – 8
- Seed Planting Depth: Lightly press without covering 3 – 4 seeds into soil
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Growth Habit: 6 – 8" tall trailing mound with a 12 – 24" spread of countless ½” blooms
- Soil Preference: Sandy, medium dry, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Compinkie Arabis flowers are known to be tolerant to some heat, drought, and poor soils once established, but must be drained sharply. Arabis plants are susceptible to crown and root rot, rust, and powdery mildew in gardens with poorly drained soils. Arabis has no serious pests or diseases, but watch for aphids on indoor varieties.
- Flower Colors: Pink and lavender blooms with radiant greens
Arabis caucasicas, or more commonly known as Arabis, is a flower native to the temperate regions of eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. The genus Arabis has grown exponentially over the last several years, with many of the "old world" varieties retaining the genus Arabis while many of the "new world" varieties have been classified in the Boechera genus. Perennial Arabis Compinkie flower gardening seeds.