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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Humus-rich, Gritty
  • WaterMoist

Description

Nertera genus. These are creeping perennial plants. They have a prostrate or creeping habit and there are about 15 species all of which form small mats of foliage. They flowers produced are tiny.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens

Origin

China, S.E.Asia, C & S America

Interest and use

Grown for their mass of spherical, bead-like fruits in autumn. They make excellent alpine house plants.

Cultivation

They are half hardy and will thrive in a cool, sheltered, partial-shaded site with gritty, moist but well-drained sandy soil. They resent winter wet.

Propagation

You can propagate by division or from seed or tip cuttings in spring.

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