lavender with a yellow center
4 to 8 in.
12 to 18 in.
Mountain stock is a small rock garden plant. It produces beautiful clusters of lavender flowers in April. Each flower has a yellow center. The plant grows as a tidy mound of long, gray, fuzzy leaves. The mound of leaves is attractive even when the plant has finished blooming.
Mountain stock has been a great performer at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Not only does it bloom in early spring when most other plants are still dormant, but it can tolerate cold temperatures and late spring frosts without damage.
It's a small plant, so it needs to be planted in a place where it will be noticed, such as close to a pathway or in a rock garden. Available from specialty plant nurseries only.
Trim off spent flower stalk, if desired.