White Drabas

Submitted by Leonard Lehman on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 10:22

Does anyone know of some good white flowered draba species that do not look ratty after flowering?


Submitted by Michael J Campbell on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 10:45

John Saxton is good but I think it is a hyb.

Not sure Michael, which ones have you grown where you notice they become unkempt after flowering?  I found a Panayoti blog on this very subject of white draba:

Draba ossetica sure looks nice too, well, at least in flower.


Draba John Saxton.

This this is a pot grown plant just  two year old. I only have what we call a town garden so space in limited with the result that I have to grow most of my alpine plants in pots, the Drabas usually get a trim after flowering to keep them tidy . This one has  very compact foliage and grows in a tight little bun.

Submitted by Mark McD on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 11:58

In reply to by Michael J Campbell

That;s a nice one Michael, I like the contrasting highlights of red sepals too, has an Arabis-air about it.

Submitted by Novak on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 21:32

Draba dedeana, although not a tight bun, is a very nice white draba. The foliage of mine always looks nice — like tiny sempervivums. The photo shows my plant in August. The clump is around 2 inches wide.

Draba dedeana in August

... this is, of course assuming that I have the right name on this plant. It's grown from seed exchange seed, so hard to be sure.

Draba dedeana in August

I can only hope my dedeana will be that nice- just planted out some tiny seedlings of that and another couple of species (thanks Krish for seed!) late this summer/fall- mine wont have so picturesque a home though- nice rocks!