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  • The terraced gardens were full of spring flowers — wallflower and tulip, fruit blossom and early clematis, aubrietia, polyanthus, and arabis.

    Through the Wall Wentworth, Patricia 1950

  • Nature in some twenty odd years had draped the cliff with fern -- the _Polypodium vulgare_ -- and Mrs Bosenna in her early married days had planted the crevices with arabis, alyssum, and aubrietia, which had taken root and spread, and now, overflowing their ledges, ran down in cascades of bloom -- white, yellow, and purple.

    Hocken and Hunken Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903


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  • The common name of a common purple border plant. The genus name is Aubrieta, named after one Claude Aubriet, but the tendency to pronounce the ending as /-'iːʃə/ is so strong that the Royal Horticultural Society long ago accepted 'aubrietia' as the common name, corresponding to this pronunciation. A frequent alternative spelling is 'aubretia'.

    August 4, 2008