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Herniaria glabra

Also called Green Carpet


More About Herniaria glabra

  • Insignificant tiny white flowers have no petals
  • Dense, deep green carpet of tiny teardrop-shaped leaves
  • Evergreen foliage
  • Drought tolerant
  • Tolerates high foot traffic
  • Use between flagstones and in sidewalk cracks
  • Leaves may take on a bronze hue in the winter
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Zone:

5

Height:

3-5 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

White
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Rupturewort Growing and Maintenance Tips

Herniaria grows best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, however, it will adapt to most soil types. Extremely drought tolerant and not easily transplanted because of its taproot.


Herniaria glabra Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Trailing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)