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Arenaria norvegica

Arctic sandwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Arenaria norvegica (Arctic sandwort). This species is a low-growing perennial, the leaves are broadly ovate, alternate and medium green. The flowers will bloom in the early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Alpine

Other common names

Sandwort

Origin

N. Europe

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You should grow in moist well-drained sandy soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in an open frame in the autumn, divide in the spring.

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