This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
This is a new and distinct species, of recent introduction, from the mountainous districts of Asia Minor, closely resembling the well-known Arabis albida, and blooming about the same time. Its flowers are produced in great abundance, and are of a pale rose-colour; it is very attractive, and is certainly a valuable acquisition for the spring garden. Mr William Ingram, of Belvoir, whose spring gardening can compare with anything like it in Great Britain, has used this Arabis this season, and speaks of it in the highest terms of praise.