Plant Number: 1.402.250  
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Mossy Whitlow-wort
Paronychia kapela subsp. serpyllifolia

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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
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Lawn Substitute
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   2-4 cm
   1-2 inches

Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches



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