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Arenaria montana
Arenaria montana
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Arenaria montana

Mountain Sandwort

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.066.050

A very classy little alpine or rock garden plant. his forms a low evergreen cushion of dark green leaves, bearing loads of rather large white flowers during the spring months. In sandy soils, this will root and spread slowly to form a patch. Great for edging paths, between flagstones, in walls or trough gardens. Requires a well-drained site. Easily divided in spring or early fall. Drought tolerant, once established.

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Arenaria montana

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate