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Blooms last for about a month

Arenaria montana in full flower provides a striking, weed-proof mat

Arenaria montana in late summer still maintains a good groundcover

Sandwort
Arenaria montana

Caryophyllaceae

Low-growing, pubescent, cushion of foliage is covered with white, 5-petaled flowers in spring. Makes a nice groundcover and seems to be good at keeping weeds out, although not as good as Cerastium tomentosum.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: Rock garden, front of border

Propagation:
seed
division
stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
white
Bloom Period:
mid-spring
Height: Minimum: 4 inches      Maximum: 12 inches

Width: Minimum: 12 inches     Maximum: 12 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: low

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