Plant Number: 1.402.250   

Mossy Whitlow-wort
Paronychia kapela subsp. serpyllifolia


This is a bizarre little alpine plant, forming a low mat of tiny grey-green leaves. In summer the plant produces minute flowers surrounded by silvery bracts with the texture of tissue paper, and these remain on the plant well into the fall. Nice edging plant for a hot, sunny border, in the rock garden or in troughs. Needs good drainage. Plants are easily increased by dividing in early spring. Drought tolerant, once established. Evergreen.

Zone 4 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   2-4 cm
   1-2 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches