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Arenaria balearica


Corsican Sandwort

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.066.010


A cousin to the Irish Moss (Sagina), this is an alpine plant that prefers the shelter of a partly shaded rock garden. Plants form an evergreen, moss-like carpet of green leaves, bearing tiny white flowers on short stems in late spring. Requires moist soil that does not dry out in the summer. Also nice in alpine troughs. Good choice for between paving stones. Plants are easily divided in spring or early fall.

Further details for
Arenaria balearica

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Arenaria balearica


Corsican Sandwort

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.066.010


A cousin to the Irish Moss (Sagina), this is an alpine plant that prefers the shelter of a partly shaded rock garden. Plants form an evergreen, moss-like carpet of green leaves, bearing tiny white flowers on short stems in late spring. Requires moist soil that does not dry out in the summer. Also nice in alpine troughs. Good choice for between paving stones. Plants are easily divided in spring or early fall.

Further details for
Arenaria balearica

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.