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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Moderate 6"-10" a year
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
Search Foot Traffic
Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
This Plant Is Hardy Above:
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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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