Arabis caucasica is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family (Brassicaceae) known by the common names garden arabis,mountain rock cress or Caucasian rockcress. It is native to south eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.
This is an evergreen perennial herb growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 1 m (3ft 3in), flowering in early spring, with white hermaphrodite flowers, pollinated by bees.
Hardiness to zones 4-9 and is not frost tender. A popular ornamental garden plant for its early flowers, cultivars include the pink Compinkie. Under its synonym (A. alpina subsp. caucasica), the 'Flore Pleno' cultivar has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.