Aubrieta deltoidea


This plant attracts the following butterflies:

Orange Tip, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell

A memorable image:

Orange Tip on Aubrieta.


Aubrieta attracted Orange Tip butterflies into my Wiltshire garden in both 1998 and 1999.

The first butterfly sighting of 2001 was of a Peacock on Aubrieta on April 15. I also photographed an Orange Tip on Aubrieta in the back garden on May 19.

My local blackbird decided that it would make good nest-building material in 2002 and sadly did serious damage to my plants.

A Small Tortoiseshell was feeding on an Aubrieta plant at the end of March 2004.

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Plant Type: Hardy perennial.

Well-drained soil. Full sun. Ideal for rock gardens, dry banks and walls.

Flowers in Spring.

Height: 15-20cm
Spacing: 20cm apart.

This page last updated April 18, 2004