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Yellow whitlow grass

Draba aizoides

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Yellow whitlow grass is a small, semi-evergreen perennial perfect for growing in a trough, rock wall, or xeric bed. It grows to only 4 inches high and twice as wide. This delightful, drought-tolerant miniature has spiny rosettes of lustrous green leaves through the winter and cheerful yellow flowers in early spring.

CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil.

PropagationEasy to start from seed. Sow in winter for spring germination. Seedlings will be tiny for a long time, but they can remain in pots for an extended period with no ill effect.

ProblemsIf grown indoors, watch for aphids and spider mites. Rust, white rust, and mildew sometimes affect garden plants.

  • Zones : 4, 5, 6
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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