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Arenaria balearica

Balearic sandwort

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Arenaria balearica (Balearic sandwort). This plant is native to the Mediterranean it is a dwarf species that produce stems that root as they spread. The leaves are bright green and shiny. The flowers are white and bloom in the spring and summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sandwort

Origin

West Med. Islands

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover. Spring/Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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