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Arenaria tetraquetra

Sandwort

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Arenaria tetraquetra (Sandwort). This species has dense foliage. The leaves are small and will overlap. The flowers are small and white and will bloom in the spring.

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

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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