Perennial Rockcress

Boechera perennans

Low desert pollinator gardening is an excellent way to attract and support native wildlife while adding beauty to your outdoor space. Boechera perennans, commonly known as perennial rockcress, is a great addition to any low desert pollinator garden. This plant is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and is a member of the Brassicaceae family.

Boechera perennans is a drought-tolerant plant that can thrive in low desert gardens with minimal watering.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southwest United States and northern Mexico
Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Size: 6-20 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Once a week in the summer, every two weeks in the winter
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 8.0
Temperature: Can tolerate both heat and frost
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval Host for the Spring White, Cabbage White, Desert Marble, Pearly Marble, Sara Orange Tip, Checkered White. Nectar plant for bees and butterflies


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