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Arenaria Genus

Sandwort

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Arenaria genus (Sandwort). These are spring and summer small white flowering annuals and perennials, some of which are evergreen. The plants are dense with grey-green leaves.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous or Alpines

Interest and use

Rock garden

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and will need sun and well drained sandy soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by division or softwood cuttings in the early summer or by seeds in the autumn or spring.

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