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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.

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Dryas octopetala


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
Height
   7-10 cm
   3-4 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.