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Arenaria montana

Alpine sandwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Arenaria montana (Alpine sandwort). This species is from Southwest Europe, the leaves are grey-green and about 3.5cm long. The flowers are white with yellow green centres.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sandwort

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, banks. Spring/summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • 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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