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Herniaria glabra Green Carpet Rupturewort

HERNIARIA GLABRA GREEN CARPET RUPTUREWORT

Herniaria glabra
Green Carpet  Rupturewort  DROUGHT-WISE
This STEPABLES Creeping Perennial has tny tight green leaves on creeping stems form an extremely dense evergreen ground-covering perennial. Foliage turns red during winter for great winter interest. Tiny, tiny, tiny (so small you won't see them) white star flowers in summer. Perfect for walkways, rock garden paths or as a lawn substitute as it takes heavy foot traffic. fabulous for a fairy garden floor! 

 

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Part Sun   Sun Foot Traffic:
TO
Bloom Time : Mid Spring
Flower color : White,Inconspicuous
Foliage : Evergreen
Foliage Color : Dark Green
Growth Rate : Moderate 6"-10" a year
Habit : Spreading
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 1/8" - 1/4" (Tight to ground with small/no flower )
Planting Area Environment : Low Water (Dry area little to no water),Normal (Rainfall under normal condition)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Part Sun,Sun
Search Foot Traffic : Heavy
Soil : Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
Spread : 12"
Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
This Plant Is Hardy Above: -20
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant No
Pool Area Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area No
Kid Traffic Yes
Scented No
Dog Traffic Yes
Butterfly Friendly Yes
Attracts Bees No
Fire Resistant No
Erosion Control No
Attract Hummingbirds No
Attract Butterflies No
Attract Bees No
Deer Resistant Yes
Rabbit Resistant No
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Gardening Tips from Fran

Herniaria is one of those unsung heroes that gets pass by, but shouldnt. This Green Carpet  is Drought Tolerant/Drought-Wise and is a PERFECT Lawn Substitute. It has such a small flower that you need a magnifying glass to see it, yet that should not stop you. When looking for a green substitute for lawn, this one does the trick well. Its not fancy, not tricky, but a solid workhorse of a plant.
 
-Fran White,
  aka 'The STEPABLES Lady'

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