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Arabis sparsiflora var. californica

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Species Name: Arabis sparsiflora var. californica
Common Name: California Elegant Rockcress

This small perennial would be an interesting addition to any rock garden. Its delicate, upright stems bear magenta flowers in spring. Native to the San Gabriel Mountains.

Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-8" H x 4-6" W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Magenta
Endangered?:
Distribution: South Coast, San Gabriel Mountains, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Rocky canyon, gravelly outwash, chaparral

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