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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Inflorescence Height: 6 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 4 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Alfacar Sandwort
  • Spanish Sandwort

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Location: Oregon City, OR, zone 8
Date: 2021-04-03
Location: Oregon City, OR, zone 8
Date: 2021-06-10

Photo courtesy of Truls Jensen and Emma Elliott of Wild Ginger Fa
Location: Red Butte Garden, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-27
Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 6, 2013 3:40 PM concerning plant:
    Very low growing and spreads among rocks over time. Its small scale makes it a great trough plant. Grow in full to part sun in very well-drained soil with low water. Native to Sierra de Segura, Spain.

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