Aethionema (Eunomia) oppositifolia

Submitted by Boland on

March 22 and this one is just starting to bloom in the alpine house at our Botanical Garden..another new early record. It will certainly be long gone before we open to the public for the season on May 1! Lovely fragrance on this one.


Submitted by Hoy on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 16:08

Have you tried this in your garden? I know some people in northern Norway growing this outdoors although I have never seen it myself.

Submitted by Lori S. on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 16:40

It grows very easily outdoors here.  I had one out in the front yard in unimproved clay (though on a slope) for many years...  I've had one in a trough now for a long time too; unfortunately, in the last 2 years, the jackrabbits have discovered it and tend to munch the flowers off!

Submitted by Boland on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 16:58

I have not tried it outside but we have 3 in the alpine house so I could easily move one to the crevice is a useless plant for the public to see since even in a cold spring, the plants are faded before we open to the public on May 1.  Maybe outside the blooming will be delayed so the public COULD see it!