Named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower-painter, Aubrieta is a cheerful, profusely flowering rocker or border edging plant. Its flowers appear in loose clusters, held above the foliage. Originates from southern Europe and central Asia but is now a common gardenscape. It is a low, spreading plant, hardy, evergreen and perennial, with small violet, pink or white flowers, and inhabits rocks and banks. It is tolerant of a wide soil pH range, and can grow in partial shade or full sun.