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Dryas octopetala
Dryas octopetala
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Dryas octopetala

White Mountain Avens

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.196.420

White Mountain Avens is native to the mountains of North America, usually growing in gravel or sandy soil. It forms a low mat of small, glossy evergreen leaves, the woody stems rooting along the ground where they touch. Small starry white flowers appear in late spring followed by feathery seedheads in the summer. At home in a well-drained rock garden, also useful for edging pathways, in rock walls or growing between paving stones. Plants are not usually happy about being divided. Self-rooted stems may be moved to a new site in the spring.

Further details for
Dryas octopetala

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   7-10 cm
   3-4 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.