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Arenaria purpurascens

Sandwort

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.02m to 0.05m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDeep pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Arenaria purpurascens (Sandwort). This is a carpet forming evergreen perennial, the leaves are elliptical-lance-shaped and glossy medium-green. The flowers are cymes of deep pink and borne in the mid-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Alpine

Origin

N. Spain

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

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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