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Arenaria gothica

Sandwort

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourSilver-green

Description

Arenaria gothica (Sandwort). This wild flowering perennial species is a low tufted perennial. The leaves are rather narrow, and the flowers are small white blooms.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Alpine

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

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

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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